How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't have to measure each time you rip a board.

Grab a board of a known width, such as a 1×6, which is exactly 5-1/2 in.

Adjust the fence so the board barely kisses a tooth when the fence is locked in place.

Set the hairline on the scale until it’s exactly 5-1/2 in. Then you’ll know you can trust your scale rather than measuring between the blade and the fence every time you rip a board.

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