OneTime Tool Setup Blocks, Metric 10 Piece Set
Stop Squinting! Have you noticed that as the years go by, the marks on rules and tapes seem to get closer and closer together? Here’s a way to get those tiny lines out of your life when working on critical machinery set ups. Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool Setup Block Sets give you precise...
Stop Guessing! Anyone that has tried to set a critical depth of cut on a circular saw blade knows what can happen if you’re reading it just a little in front of (or a little behind) top dead center. The generous 4" length of Woodpeckers Setup Blocks eliminates that problem. There’s no guessing as to where top dead center is and trying to position your scale at just the right point. Just place the Setup Block along the blade and top dead center will be obvious.
Start Gauging! This isn’t a new trick, just one more commonly used in metal working than in woodworking. Machinists call them “gauge blocks” and they’ve been around for centuries. Once you start using your Setup Blocks, you’ll find more and more places where they work better than rules or tapes. You’ll start stacking them on top of (or next to) each other to hit larger dimensions. This is really handy with the largest block in the set, which is precisely 1" x 2" x 4". Need your rip fence at 2-1/4" for cabinet rails and stiles? Take the big Setup Block and the 1/4" Setup Block, snug them together and adjust your fence until the combination just barely kisses the saw blade. Perfect fence setting without worrying about being on the right mark on your rule or whether your tape is square to the fence.
Carefully Made for Generations of Use. All the Setup Blocks are machined to a tolerance of 1/1000th of an inch for dimension, flatness and squareness. Check any combination you want with the most accurate measuring device you have. You’ll see that a stack of these blocks is just as accurate as your best rule, and much easier to work with.
Woodpeckers Setup Blocks are machined from aircraft grade aluminum billets on CNC milling centers. Then they are anodized to create a durable surface that resists most shop chemicals and won’t leave dark marks on your stock like untreated aluminum will. Each block is individually checked for tolerance before being packed in a fitted case and shipped to your shop.
Different Sets for Different Shop Needs. As promised, we are re-releasing the Setup Blocks because of customer demand. The 13-Piece Standard Set gives you an economical set that will stack to hit every fraction from 1/32" to 1" in 1/32" increments. If you bought the 13-Piece Standard Set in a previous release, you’re probably ready to add the 19-Piece Expansion Set, giving you every Setup Block size from 1/32" to 1" in 1/32" increments. We also offer a 10-Piece Metric Set. The Standard Set, Expansion Set and Metric Set come in Woodpeckers molded cases with custom-cut foam liners.
Or, go “all in” with the 42-Piece Jumbo Deluxe Set. It has the complete Fractional Set and the complete Metric Set, packed in your choice of a Woodpeckers molded case or a Festool-style Systainer.
Like all OneTIME Tools, Woodpeckers Setup Blocks are only made to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio factory (just south of Cleveland). The deadline to place your order is October 28, 2019. Once orders are filled, these tools will again be retired from our product line. Delivery is scheduled for February 2020