I'll probably get accused of talking outg of turn but what the heck, I am know for doins gos,
In my ipinion and experience, llthe only people that use set up blocks and/or gauges are those that don't know how to set the bit mathematically.
Now, I'm the first to say that such a statement is a bit arrogant and most people will wonder why I would make such a statement.
There is a god reason for this and this that due to my poor vision along with my desire tmaster the set up. I had to do some work that other's with normal vision wold probably never try to do.
In doing so I found out how to do the set up for any thickness of stock using only my dial calipers and some very simple math.
If anyboy just happens to wonder what I'm talking about, I'll gladly explain it again as I have done so in the past on this forum.
The odds are almost zero that anybody will ever need to use the things that I learned in my quest to do the up the way that I do it.
It's just my nature, as many of the members will attest to, to always try to re-invent the wheel, but when one is handii capped one has to find way to work around such issues.
Now llthat I hve written what I have, I need to akd for forgiveness for being so arrogant.