The most precise Miter Gauge I've ever owned

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Forum topic by steve posted 02-20-2013 11:20 PM 2951 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2013 11:20 PM

I’m not used to boasting on specific brand tools out loud…
But this miter gauge by Incra (I feel) deserves an “at-a-boy”.
I bought the Incra Miter 1000HD…there are a few slightly different ones to choose from, but I chose this one mainly for the deal I got at $126.00, and also for the incremental adjustments. Some have longer extending fences, but I felt comfortable with a 31” telescoping ability.
I would strongly recommend this gauge to others, due largely to its undeniable repeatable accuracy.
Never have I had a miter gauge be so damned “perfect” and I do mean, Perfect…everytime!
I rarely review a tool (is this post in the wrong section?) but I felt compelled to share my great experience, and fantastic cut’s this thing helped me achieve.
So, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed…I wasn’t anyways.

-- steve/USA

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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

-- 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…....


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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,

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

Thanks…the splitters come from
But I got it at Amazon, make sure to get the correct Kerf for your blade size.
Go to this site
and it will explain everything.
They work well, just follow directions to a tee, thanks again.

-- steve/USA

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