Reality is that this holiday is for those that didn't come home. There are many of us here on this forum who served but, we're home and enjoying our shops. Please remember those who never got the opportunity to enjoy what you have now!
Thanks everybody for the prompt responses!
I have started woodworking very recently and I don't have enough experience to know if this will indeed affect precision (my engineering background makes me attracted to shiny measurement devices and gear of all sorts, hence the dial indicator purchase).
So far this fence hasn't affected me and cuts seem to be parallel to at least 0.003" (with variable results). Cutting sheet goods on the other hand leaves me with incredibly imprecise boards but I think that's mostly if not all operator error. Small cuts are fine though.
I will attempt going at it like gee-dub did. I think that will satisfy a good part of the dial indicator OCD-ness.
bleedinblue: No. When I fix the fence in place it stays and there is no play. Also, the sled runners have no play either.