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This method would seem to be quicker than the normal "5 cut" method of checking a table saw sled for square - just drag out the trusty dial indicator

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The framing square, obviously, would have to be square, but everyone learned how to do that with a center punch and a sharp pencil.
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When I made my panel sled I used that method with a good machinist's square. A lot easier and quicker than the 5 cut method.

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I also used a machinist square. A lot easier and just as accurate IMHO as the 5 cut.

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I used 2 12" long drafting triangles, 2 grip tite magnetic feather boards and a 10" calibration disk. Everything was good and I never thought anything about it for close to 5 yrs, then I heard of the William Ng's 5 cut test. To my surprise, (by my caliper) I was a smidge over his result, more than good enough at 18"

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Here's a quick video showing how to do it:

I agree with using either machinist or drafting squares over a carpenter's square. While I can get mine square, I'm not convinced the edge is truly straight- mine, anyway, is certainly not very smooth, and gives the dial indicator (and me) fits
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I also used a machinist square. A lot easier and just as accurate IMHO as the 5 cut.
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Of course, once you have it made, you will probably discover that it's not big enough.
Either that, or you will end up making two or three for more specific purposes.

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I've not seen a carpenter use a square. Used to sell cabinetry and never saw one on a jobsite in 2-1/2 years. But......it was obvious how houses were constructed.
Thanks for the video. I bought a Groz square at Woodcraft a while back. Surprisingly, my 12 inch Brown and Sharpe square is right on the money, according to Mr. Groz. Mr. Groz is consulted a lot in my shop.

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I bought a new Jet TS a few months ago and haven't built a sled for it. I need a sled and the video will help me make it right.

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A framer only requires a framing square for cutting rafters and stair stringers.

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