TS-Aligner, Jr. added to the shop
To help with the calibration of my new SawStop, I invested in a table saw alignment tool.
After doing a lot of internet and magazine research, I purchased a TS-Aligner, Jr. from Ed Bennett via his website. Ed makes these tools himself, and the fit, finish and accuracy is excellent. The included instructions and DVD are also very good. It is a bit pricey, but for the quality of the tool, I think that it was worth it. The TS-Aligner also seems to be more versatile than many other similar products (you can use it to align a lot more than table saws), and it also has some unique features that I think work better than other methods.
It was easy to learn to use, and my saw is now calibrated much more accurately than I would have been able to achieve without it.
Calibration and alignment of woodworking tools is a lot like sharpening for me. I did not realize how important either of these skills was when I began woodworking, but after time and experience, I've learned that they are necessary evils if you want to be successful.