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What's the latest on table saw miter guages?

by xeddog
posted 02-22-2017 12:38 AM


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#1 posted 02-22-2017 01:15 AM

I have the Kreg miter gauge. Very nice and super easy to change to the right miter slot. I would say though, that you should make a really nice sled. You’ll be sooo happy with the results.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 01:17 AM

Incra

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 02:45 AM

I have a dubby. An old one with the all wooden fence. Probably 20 years old and it’s still great. I also have a woodhaven that I like. Admittedly the Kreg looks solid. I just don’t have one.

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 02:47 AM

Incra

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#5 posted 02-22-2017 02:52 AM

I have an incra. Don’t use the extension so I could say how well it works as the body is long enough for me. I keep the Allen screwdriver handy and changes go quickly.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 02-22-2017 10:34 AM

My Incra is good, and so was the Woodhaven, but I actually prefer the Osborne EB-3. .

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#7 posted 02-22-2017 05:33 PM

Well then. It is looking like I might just wait for another sale on EB3s and get a second one for the left side. :-)

Wayne

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#8 posted 02-22-2017 05:45 PM

I’ve had my Kreg for about 12 years now. Changing sides is a matter of loosening a couple wing nuts and sldie the fence to the other end. Doesn’t get any easier and is ALWAYS dead on accurate. My .02

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#9 posted 02-22-2017 05:47 PM

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#10 posted 02-22-2017 05:55 PM

Yep, since you are planing for a new gauge, just keep one set up for left and the other for right.
It sounds like your miter slots are not parallel?

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#11 posted 02-22-2017 06:46 PM

I have the Incra. Highly recommend it but, you still have to re-set the zero position after moving it from one side to the other. I’ve never had to re-square it though. Not sure why you’d have to re-square the Osborne though unless like splintergroup said, your miter slots aren’t parallel? If that’s the case, and you like everything else about the Osbourne, I’d go with your plan for one for each side of the blade.

I will say that the flip stop on my incra is great and the precision is impressive and highly repeatable, even with the exension slid out. It does get a little sloppy the farther out it goes but locks down tight and properly aligned.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 02-22-2017 07:32 PM

Sounds like a perfect opportunity to experiment—if you’re going to buy a second for the other side anyway, why not an Incra 1000se or 1000hd. My Kreg was very good and user friendly, but I caught an unused Incra 1000hd on craigslist for less than I sold the used Kreg for. Uh…too good to pass up.

earl

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#13 posted 02-22-2017 07:39 PM

I have the Woodhaven miter gauge and I recommend it.

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#14 posted 02-22-2017 08:10 PM

I’ve got an Incra 1000HD and think it’s great. I’d like to have a second 1000SD maybe? for the other side, but I’m pretty sure I can spend that money more effectively on something else.

-- My "projects" always look better when your glasses are broken.

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#15 posted 02-22-2017 08:27 PM

Incra 1000:se great had mine for years. I also have the 5000 sled. Both fantastic

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#16 posted 03-01-2017 01:29 PM

I really like my Incra 100HD, after getting it three years ago.There is nothing about it that I don’t like. For cuts that don’t involve a miter gage, it is easy to slide out and set aside. I wasn’t aware of the Osborne when I got the Incra.

The EB3 looks like a good design, but I haven’t used one. On the other hand, the problems that its design would relieve have not cropped up for me using the Incra anyway.

This does seem to present an excellent reason to have two miter gages. If the second one purchased can move back and forth across your saw easily, then even better.

As others have already said, your situation suggests the miter slots are not parallel. That means that at least one of them is not parallel to the blade. What model of saw is this on?

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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