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Incra Gauge (My Most-Used Tool) vs the New Woodcraft WoodRiver Offset Gauge

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Blog entry by MrGrowthRings posted 06-25-2020 08:18 PM 741 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another old video of mine on a tool that continues to be the most used too in my shopl: The Incra Gauge. Most people know the Incra Jig and fence and even their fine miter gauge, but I am surprised at how few visitors to my shop have no earthly idea what the Incra Gauge is for. In this vid I walk you through most of its uses and while I was at it I did a comparison of it against the then-new Woodcraft WoodRiver “Offset Gauge”, or as I like to think of it, their Incra Gauge knock-off.

Here’s the link to the video:” https://youtu.be/vdxetoT3kVM":https://youtu.be/vdxetoT3kVM

-- http://www.MyGrowthRings.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MyGrowthRings



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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 06-26-2020 04:18 AM

I’ve had the IncraGauge for at least 25 years and use it regularly, too. Thanks for the tip on using it for center-of-edge marking. I’ve never used mine that way, but now maybe I will . . . if I remember!

L/W

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Pixxture

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#2 posted 06-26-2020 01:23 PM

Many eons ago I Also had the incra gauge. Used it for a lot less. Got rid of it. I now see it was more useful than i knew. Thanx for the video.

Your comment “ ..I am surprised at how few visitors to my shop have no earthly idea what the Incra Gauge is for .. “

IMHO incra does a poor job of explaining how to use their stuff, what is in the box and the differences between models. That is why i only have one small inexpensive incra tool.

Again thanx, well done.

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MrGrowthRings

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#3 posted 06-30-2020 04:43 AM

I totally understand. It sure could have used a couple of hieroglyphs to remind us of the different functions.


I ve had the IncraGauge for at least 25 years and use it regularly, too. Thanks for the tip on using it for center-of-edge marking. I ve never used mine that way, but now maybe I will . . . if I remember!

L/W

- lightweightladylefty


-- http://www.MyGrowthRings.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MyGrowthRings

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MrGrowthRings

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#4 posted 06-30-2020 04:43 AM

So true.


Many eons ago I Also had the incra gauge. Used it for a lot less. Got rid of it. I now see it was more useful than i knew. Thanx for the video.

Your comment “ ..I am surprised at how few visitors to my shop have no earthly idea what the Incra Gauge is for .. “

IMHO incra does a poor job of explaining how to use their stuff, what is in the box and the differences between models. That is why i only have one small inexpensive incra tool.

Again thanx, well done.

- Pixxture


-- http://www.MyGrowthRings.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MyGrowthRings

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