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dbw

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01-13-2019 06:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter gauge table saw

I want to replace the miter gauge on my 20 year old Jet Contractor saw. I’d like to here y’alls opinions on which one is best. BTW I already have a shop built sled for repeat cross cutting up to 48” so I don’t necessarily need a miter gauge with a telescoping fence. It would be awesome to have a mg where there is no slop in the miter slot.

-- measure 3 times, cut once


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#1 posted 01-13-2019 06:27 PM

Clearly, you need to measure the width of the miter slot on you table saw, and match that to any gauge you consider buying.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#2 posted 01-13-2019 06:28 PM

I have the Incra 1000SE. Works like a champ, easy to fit, repeatable.

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#3 posted 01-13-2019 06:35 PM

+1 for Incra. I bought mine so long ago they weren’t even using model numbers. It simply says “The Miter Gauge by Incra” on the sticker. The bar is adjustable to eliminate any play.

Any decent miter gauge will have some form of adjustment to fit the slot without any slop.

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#4 posted 01-13-2019 06:43 PM

I was going to say build a sled, but you have that. Though consider making a smaller one which is more convenient for smaller cuts (I have a large one for cabinet panel size cuts, smaller one for everything else).

Given that, I barely ever use a miter gauge. Though I have an Osborne EB-3 miter gauge. Don’t recall why I chose that over the Incra, but I must have liked the specs better for some reason. Anyway, it’s an alternative to the popular Incra units.

-- Clin

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#5 posted 01-13-2019 07:59 PM

Another happy Incra user! Can’t go wrong with any of theirs!

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#6 posted 01-13-2019 09:58 PM

Kreg sells a good one.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 01-14-2019 03:36 AM

+1 on the Kreg miter gauge. I’ve got one and like the way it handles more common angles. Its swing stop block is quite useful, too.

https://www.kregtool.com/store/c47/saw-accessories/p84/precision-miter-gauge-system/

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#8 posted 01-16-2019 12:31 PM

Thank you. I have decided to buy an Incra combo value pack which consists of a Miter Express Sled and a Miter 1000SE.

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#9 posted 01-16-2019 12:51 PM



Thank you. I have decided to buy an Incra combo value pack which consists of a Miter Express Sled and a Miter 1000SE.

- dbw

I’ve got that same setup, you won’t be disappointed. For accurate miters on smaller pieces, it works great. I used it to cut the segments for this bowl: no gaps http://lumberjocks.com/projects/403913

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#10 posted 01-16-2019 01:45 PM

Good choice! I have the 1000SE and it’s fantastic.

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

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