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Forum topic by thewoodmaster posted 10-28-2009 05:51 AM 2948 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2009 05:51 AM

I am looking for new miter gauge for my table saw. I came across this one from dewalt, It is similar to the Osborne one Norm uses. I am curious if anyone has one of these and if so has any insight as to weather or not I should get one. I am looking at it because I found it for $70, which is considerably less than most out there. If you have a suggestion of a different one, at a reasonable price, i would also love to hear about it.

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#1 posted 10-28-2009 05:55 AM

The dewalt does look alot like the Osborne, but the biggest difference I see is the Dewalt has a 24” fence where as the Osborne is adjustable upto 42”

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#2 posted 10-28-2009 06:23 AM

I have an Osborne and love it. It was dead on right out of the box. I would not trade it for anything.

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#3 posted 10-28-2009 06:39 AM

I have Osborne works great

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#4 posted 10-28-2009 06:43 AM

Well.I also have the osbourne and could not be happier with it.NORM IS RIGHT AGAIN

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#5 posted 10-28-2009 07:47 AM 2.5 stars for 5 reviews…..all of the thumbs down people had the same issues with the tool.
Looks like DeWalt had to lower the price by about two thirds of what they were originally asking for them : (
I don’t know how you feel about the Incra products , but here’s a nice deal :
Here’s the Osborne EB-3 for $110 with free shipping : )

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#6 posted 10-28-2009 11:11 AM

It doesn’t appear to be worth the $40 savings….5 reviews – 1 positive, 1 neutral, 3 negative. I don’t usually put much emphasis on Amazon reviews but this one is raising flags.

The EB-3 works well and is backed by excellent personal customer service by David Osborne.

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 01:50 PM

The negative reviews on the Dewalt are show stoppers. These are the very things that people buy a miter gauge upgrade.

The only thing I wish about my EB-3 is that I would have bought it sooner.

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#8 posted 10-28-2009 02:49 PM

I bought an Incra miter gauge and it works great. The calibration is easy and dead on.

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#9 posted 10-28-2009 02:59 PM

I have to add a vote for the Incra. Once calibrated, it is accurate and repeatable. I don’t fear repositioning it during cuts, because I know I can get right back to my intended angle. But then I seem to have a fondness for Incra tools as my collection is growing.

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#10 posted 10-28-2009 05:38 PM

I have an Incra V27 with a Mule M-21 Miter Gauge Fence … I have been very happy with that combination.

When I got my Incra, I set the adjustable miter bar to fit my saw’s miter slot, then re-squared the miter slot to the blade, and it has been dead-on ever since.

To be fair, I don’t think any miter gauge will perform ‘out of the box’ without doing some tune-up work. A friend who works at a local machine shop tells me even the high-end tools require some adjustment to optimize performance. That being said, the user comments on the DeWalt would cause me to keep looking.

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