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Forum topic by Beuford posted 03-19-2021 09:35 AM 259 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beuford

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03-19-2021 09:35 AM

I have an older sander and band saw that use a 5/8” T-slot. The cheap plastic miter gauge I had bit the dust, and I threw it out before I realized that they are made of unobtainium.

Any idea where I can get a quality 5/8” miter gauge??

Thanks in advance,

Beuford


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tvrgeek

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#1 posted 03-19-2021 09:49 AM

There are odd size gauges out there if you GOOGLE around. I have seen them listed in about 4 widths. Maybe not Incra or Osbourn quality, but available.

You could always trim down some HDPE and bolt it to any gauge head.

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 03-19-2021 03:41 PM

You can buy lengths of .625” width steel from the many suppliers (I got some .750” from MSCdirect.com)
It then is usually a simple matter to attach this bar to a miter head from a standard .750” unit.

Be sure to carefully measure the dimensions of your slot. .625” steel (or aluminum) won’t work well unless there are a few thousandths of clearance.

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Loren

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#3 posted 03-19-2021 03:46 PM

Some of the old Craftsman miter gauges are narrow gauge, 5/8” I think. I filed one down to fit a bandsaw with a dovetailed slot once.

There will be a lot of the gauges on ebay. Ask the seller and find the right one.

In terms of quality, Craftsman had several different designs. I had one with a shot pin detent every 5 degrees I liked.

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CaptainKlutz

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#4 posted 03-19-2021 09:50 PM

Quality 5/8” miter?
Good luck. >> https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/307991

+1 Have to buy a quality miter and change the bar.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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