Workshop Trick with Playing Cards

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Always have the cards ready

I keep a deck of playing cards in my workshop for making micro adjustments when Iā€™m using a sacrificial fence on my table saw. For example, if I cut a dado that comes out slightly too narrow, I just stick a card or two between the rip fence and sacrificial fence and make another cut. The rule I follow is that one playing card = 1/64-in. ā€“ Les Beekman

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