|Here is a good and secure way to set a particular depth. And a lot easier than looking to find the exact 0.50” number on a digital depth gauge.
We are setting up a ¾” straight bit for a ½” x ½” rabbet. So first thing, we set the depth with one of those very handy set-up blocks.
No fiddling with thousandths of inches on a small digital display.
|The router bit’s projection is good once the top just touches the depth gauge’s pin. This is an easy operation thanks to the tool’s wide foot print and stable stance.
|The 2-Axis Depth Gauge carries its name for a reason! Keeping its setting, it is now used horizontally to place the router fence exactly ½” away from the bit’s front cutter.
|The view from above. The 2-Axis Depth Gauge lies flat on the table. Now the router bit is set for a ½” square rabbet – as easy as can be!
|The router operation is spot on!
|As expected, the set-up block fits exactly back in the rabbet.