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The most precise Miter Gauge I've ever owned

by steve
posted 02-20-2013 11:20 PM


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#1 posted 02-20-2013 11:37 PM

Thanks for the Review! I have always been impressed by the Incra products.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 11:40 PM

did I post this in the correct section??

-- steve/USA

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#3 posted 02-21-2013 12:07 AM

December 3rd 2012 on Amazon.com

-- steve/USA

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 12:10 AM

Steve...there’s a review tab at the top of the screen below the LJ logo. You posted in the forums….not a big deal to me, but you asked. Glad to read you like your Incra. I just got an Osbourne miter gage and I can say the same as you….perfect! $109 plus free shipping for mine….Maybe you can do a re-do in the review section. That might help others looking for miter gages

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 02-21-2013 12:24 AM

I too have this miter gauge. I purchased it from Rockler where it rather regularly goes on sale for $129 or so I believe. If you’re looking for one and the amazon price isn’t that low currently just hold out until the next Rockler sale. It’s a great product although right now I favor my crosscut sled to a miter gauge for most cuts.

-- Matt, Arizona

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#6 posted 02-21-2013 12:30 AM

good looking out…
I too like my crosscut sled, but I find it cumbersome to get, raise blade, and measure…etc.
I use the Incra for most of my med/smaller stuff.
It’s really two different uses, I use them both, but my sled has been hanging there since the last 9” wide board

-- steve/USA

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#7 posted 02-21-2013 12:48 AM

Also, I have a sacrificial fence for my Incra, gives me splinter-free miters for delicate stuff

-- steve/USA

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#8 posted 02-21-2013 01:07 AM

An older Incra 1000 came with a table saw I bought. It doesnt telescope as long as the one you have, but for a hobbyist like myself its a little slice of heaven. I didnt know what a gem it was when I first got it until I got my shop fox saw and started to use the miter gauge that came with it. Needless to say, when I sold my other table saw, the shop fox gauge went with it.

-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.

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#9 posted 02-21-2013 01:19 AM

I have the Incra SE. It took a while to get it dialed in, but when I did, it is on track every time. At first, I was trying to align the fence to the blade. I knew better, it just took me a while to remember. Lined it up with the miter slot and we were good to go.

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 02:08 AM

yup…start with the saw. Get the saw blade EXACT to the Miter slot…then true everything from the slot. Nice.

-- steve/USA

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#11 posted 02-21-2013 01:14 PM

i,ll second the motion…..i have one too…....

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#12 posted 02-21-2013 01:37 PM

Steve: You are right on the mark. Like everything else Incra makes, it will add the accuracy and repeatability to your work that will elevate it to a higher level. Love all of my Incra AND Woodpeckers stuff.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#13 posted 02-21-2013 02:24 PM

I agree. Now, set it in the Miter Express sled. It’s a very nice combo.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#14 posted 02-21-2013 04:07 PM

I also love my Incra, it does not have the telescoping feature, but a few shop add ons gave me that functionality. My main question is about your splitters. Are those aftermarket? If so, where did you get them, and what do you think about them?

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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steve

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#15 posted 02-21-2013 10:19 PM

Thanks…the splitters come from http://www.microjig.com/
But I got it at Amazon, make sure to get the correct Kerf for your blade size.
Go to this site http://www.microjig.com/products/mj-splitter-steel-pro/index.shtml
and it will explain everything.
They work well, just follow directions to a tee, thanks again.

-- steve/USA

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#16 posted 02-21-2013 11:51 PM

I had an Incra Miter 5000 sled a few years ago and just ordered a new one this week, I found it to be excellent.

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#17 posted 02-22-2013 12:07 AM

I’d love to get the 5000 sled…that’ll be my next gift to myself, yuperz

-- steve/USA

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#18 posted 02-22-2013 02:48 PM

I have this and love it. All Incra tools I have purchased have been great! Nice review. Rockler with 20% off is what I used.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#19 posted 02-23-2013 06:42 PM

I have the same one, and can’t say enough good about it.
Fantastic tool…

-- “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” ― Ronald Reagan

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#20 posted 02-24-2013 08:56 PM

Thanks for the splitter info!

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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steve

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#21 posted 02-24-2013 10:54 PM

No problem…anytime I can help.

-- steve/USA

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#22 posted 02-25-2013 03:39 AM

Looks good, but it still runs in a miter slot and hence can’t be as smooth as a good sliding table setup (which, granted, is a lot more money !).

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#23 posted 03-01-2013 12:32 AM

Just a heads up that I got the Rockler mailer today and the Incra 1000HD will be on sale for $119 for those that are interested in purchasing one.

-- Matt, Arizona

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#24 posted 03-01-2013 12:41 AM

My Incra Miter5000 arrived today!

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#25 posted 03-01-2013 05:00 AM

Good review thanks for sharing.

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#26 posted 03-01-2013 01:14 PM

I have the 3000se, and it has turned my table saw into a precise crosscut machine.

I do wish the Stop retaining mechanism was better designed (the plastic twist nobs); however, this is picking at nits.

MJCD

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#27 posted 03-08-2013 11:59 PM

I agree (the white plastic knobs), but it is minimal like you said. I love the accuracy…I trust it fully (after the first month of checking EVERYtime with my tape, ha) I can depend on the rule totally, it’s amazing.

-- steve/USA

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