New toys from Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo

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Blog entry by Nils posted 11-14-2007 05:55 PM 2443 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On Saturday I went to the Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo, California. I dragged along a friend who’s done some woodworking (he’s taking a class at the Palo Alto Adult Ed, which apparently has an awesome shop) but who didn’t want to buy anything. I made up for this by spending my entire budget. I had a list of things I “needed” – and I kept pretty close to the list, although my dollar didn’t stretch as far as I’d hoped it would. Anyway, here’s what I ended up with:

  • Incra Miter 1000SE miter gauge. An awesome piece of equipment, and the first step on the all Incra shop of my dreams.
  • Freud 9” LU84 combination blade (remember, I have that mini-Craftsman table saw – 9” blades are hard to find!)
  • Peachtree’s new digital angle gauge called a “Dixie”, which I got in a package deal with their new fractional digital caliper.

The picture shows my new toys except for the saw blade, which has to be shipped from Atlanta – I expect to get it this week (I hope I hope I hope). I’m so looking forward to being able to cut actual wood with my table saw.

My new toys!

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#1 posted 11-14-2007 07:39 PM

I’ve had a 1000SE for a year and a half. I don’t think I could work with out it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-14-2007 07:59 PM

I can feel your excitement!!
Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 11-15-2007 09:40 AM

Gonna be hard to beat that 1000SE, I have that and the Incra Miter Sled. That Dixie looks a lot like the Wixiey, I was wondering when somebody would copy it. If it is like the Wixey you are going to find it invaluable for setting up your tools.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 11-15-2007 05:01 PM

So far, in the four days I’ve had the new tools, I’ve used both the caliper and the Dixie several times. The Dixie has some nice features. It has a hold button, for one, so I can stick it on a tool in a position where I can’t read it, click the hold button, then pull it off the tool and it retains the reading so I can read it. That’s handy.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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