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Mag-Dro® Mitre Slot Base

Item #
41818
Rating:
94% of 100
Get precise measurements right where you need them with the help of the Mag-Dro® Mitre Slot Base! Connects quickly and easily to any caliper and fits in the 3/4" slot on your table saw, router, bandsaw, and more.

Features:
  • Fits most 6" calipers
  • Connects and disconnects to your caliper in seconds
  • Can be used in a variety of 3/4" table slots or clamped or screwed to a flat surface
  • Enables fast and precise measuring using a fixed point
  • Use it to check fence squareness against your mitre slot
  • Virtually unlimited applications - perfect for jigs
  • Made in the USA
(1) Mag-Dro® Mitre Slot Base
More Information
Brand Mag-Dro
Manufacturer Part Number 10100002
Weight 0.0700
4.7 / 5.0
30 Reviews
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set up a Unisaw that was still in box bought in 1985, easy to use on fence set up.
April 13, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Works for me
I use this to align my blade and table saw fence and it is accurate enough for my needs. My joinery is spot on so leads me to believe that this is pretty good to get everything lined up. Sure I could go out and spend way more for similar products but this fills all my needs and I happy with it.
February 17, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great gadget
Excellent gadget especially given the price.
January 17, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works well - Good value
There is no denying the bang for the buck with the Mag-Dro mitre slot base especially if you already have a high quality caliper. I mount a 6" Mitutoyo vernier/analog caliper to it; it fits perfectly in the Mag-Dro and the Mag-Dro fits perfectly in the miter slot of my Sawstop JSS Pro without the need for any adjustment. It is tight enough that there is no play yet slides smoothly. On my table saw the caliper easily reaches the blade from the miter slot.

Now I also use the MasterPlate (made by MasterGage) reference plate rather than the blade because blades may not be reliable as they have there own run out issues which the MasterPlate does not have. It does cost about $50 plus shipping and tax but once you use you won't want to use the blade again.

I plan to eventually get the MasterGage Classic alignment tool which allows you to measure a lot more parameters and much more accurately. But it is $250 so until I get it the Mag-Dro is a pretty good substitute.
November 30, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Mag-Dro mitre slot WORKS
The mag-dro mitre slot works in t-mitre slot or regular mitre table slot. works great.
October 15, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Mag-Dro Mitre Slat Base
Using a micrometer, this base makes adjusting the blade to the tablesaw mitre fast and acurrate.
September 24, 2019
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Unbelievable!!!! Love it.
Purchased this about 2 years ago. I was thinking “How good could this be? It’s plastic.” Finally got a chance to use it with a Starrett 797 digital caliper on my new Delta 36-725. Now Im a millwright by trade, so I work with .001/in everyday. Took about 30 minutes to get the saw blade within .002 over the length of the blade. Which is about 8” when fully raised.
Then I used it to make sure the fence was square with the miter slots. I was able to bring that in to .001 over the length of the fence, which is about 24”. Thats way more accurate than I have to deal with on a daily basis and even more precise than wood needs to be. This little jig is AWESOME!!!
January 30, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great inexpensive product. made squaring my table saw blade to miter slot a breeze.
November 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great. Good idea!
Worked like a charm. But took some time to get my fence well adkusted.
February 28, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works
Works good
January 14, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It will help when I am aligning my table saw
Wes on Jun 17, 2020
I believe this will extend the usefulness of my calipers.
TOM B on Dec 9, 2019
It will help when I am aligning my table saw
Wes on Jun 17, 2020
Great price and reviews
Maung M on Jun 12, 2020
I believe this will extend the usefulness of my calipers.
TOM B on Dec 9, 2019
Just having one of these things in the shop is enough to frighten the table saw into remaining true.
Monkey with thumbs on Dec 3, 2019
Just what I was looking for
Esley Flowers S on Nov 29, 2019
Needed it to square table saw blade and it is a great value
Ben B on Oct 7, 2019
Accurate power tools make better projects.
Lawrence T on Aug 25, 2019
Great idea
Doug on Jul 26, 2019
To align my table saw blade and fence to saw slot
Tim M on Mar 9, 2019
Appears be an economical solution that will allow me to use existing Caliper gauge. Will see if was worth it once we try it.
ACG on Feb 28, 2019
Seemed easiest way to set up table saw blade to T-track and rip fence.
Chip H on Jan 16, 2019
I will use it to check my fence alignment, and blade run-out on the table saw.
Michael T on Jan 13, 2019
Good reviews , economical, and easy to use
Michael B on Jan 2, 2019
suspect saw blade not sufficiently parallel to miter slots.
Bill on Jul 23, 2018
Reviews and hope it makes miter slot tools adjustments quicker.
Jeff M on Jul 10, 2018
Table saw calibration.
Donald K on May 27, 2018
Need accurate set ups
Andy C on May 27, 2018
for checking my table saw fence & blade
Rosemary E on Feb 2, 2018
I have been using a tape measure to tune up my table saw.
Brian P on Jan 4, 2018
Excellent to adjust the blade and the fence on my table saw.
John M on Jan 1, 2018
Would be helpful in saw alignment.
Albert M on Nov 25, 2017
New Sawstop setup verification.
ANDREW S on Nov 15, 2017
Good reviews
John J on Nov 14, 2017
Low priced solution to saw alignment and fence adjustment.
DENNIS G on Oct 30, 2017
I want to try it.
Stanley B on Aug 12, 2017
Needed for a project and best price found
Mark A on Jul 15, 2017
Low cost option for aligning fences and blades to miter slots.
David N on Jun 29, 2017
Accuracy
1940mutt on Jun 5, 2017
use a caliper all the time on metal work and for some cuts on wood makes it easy to get exactly what you want
kevin w on May 5, 2017
Convenience and price
Marten D on Apr 11, 2017
Trying something recommend
Mickey P on Mar 31, 2017
Looks like a quick way to check my tablesaw fence.
Arthur J on Mar 15, 2017
Aligning miter slot to blades, fences etc will be much easier using this.
David K on Feb 16, 2017
Don't have. will increase ease of work with better accuracy.
Phillip P on Feb 12, 2017
This works great with my Calipers to check the blade alignment on my table saw, well worth the cost.
James M on Feb 2, 2017
Looked like a good idea.
Michael L on Dec 29, 2016
Use caliper for blade gauge.
George J on Dec 28, 2016
Inexpesive and very useful for many of my shop tools<br />works with the tools i have now without any modification.
Ty G on Dec 27, 2016
present
Shirley C on Dec 13, 2016
Cant remember why I bought this??
Jess P on Dec 1, 2016
To check to see if my saw blade is parell to my miter slot on my table Saw.
David S on Oct 30, 2016
i wanted a simple, easy and accurate way to calibrate my table saw fence and blade.
Doug R on Oct 19, 2016
For my router.
Bob R on Oct 8, 2016
I have a caliper and thought this would be convenient.
Donald P on Sep 16, 2016
I have older saws that require some checking now and again
Darell E on Aug 16, 2016
Needed something to hold caliper to check alignment of table saw blade and fence to miter slot in table.
Theodore O on Jul 29, 2016
Wanted to make sure my fence was straight. I also use it to find how far to move the fence for a cut.
Dorothy W on Jul 21, 2016
Needed more accuracy for aligning my table Saw and blades.
Greg on Jul 17, 2016
more accurate setups
Lloyd M on Apr 24, 2016
Table saw and other tooling setup.
DOUGLAS V. on Apr 1, 2016
Great price and reviews
Maung M on Jun 12, 2020
Just having one of these things in the shop is enough to frighten the table saw into remaining true.
Monkey with thumbs on Dec 3, 2019
what is the width of the base ?
ronnie o on Nov 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Fits a standard 3/4" mitre slot
How many did you buy?
MissRocky on Nov 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought one.
What is the dimension (Max width) of the caliper slot itself in the tool?
Jerry S on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Measured mine and it is .66 in. wide.