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Shop Tools #4: JessEm Mite-R-Excel™ Precision Miter Gauge with Dual-Indexing Angle Location

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 06-02-2007 02:14 AM 11103 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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David posted pictures of his new miter gauge and was looking for some pictures of other miter gauges. I commited to show some pictures of my Jessem miter guage.

The first step in using my table saw is removing the Peacock. (Deb has named him LJ).


LJ the Peacock

Close-up of LJ


The box on top of the table saw is a Biesmeyer Over Arm Saw guard that is waiting to be installed.

On to the miter gauge. It is a JessEm Mite-R-Excel.


Jessem Miter Gauge


It has a 24" fence and can extend to 36"
Fence Extended


The gauge has a Dual-Indexing Angle Location System that provides precise "positive stop" angle locating to every ½ degree and a separate vernier scale allowing additional angle settings to 1/10th of a degree.


Close up

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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foneman

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#1 posted 06-02-2007 02:37 AM

Wayne,

That thing looks like a hefty chunk of metal. Hope it works as good as it looks!!!

John

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foneman

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#2 posted 06-02-2007 02:38 AM

I forgot to ask if the peacock is shop broke?

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WayneC

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#3 posted 06-02-2007 02:46 AM

The miter gauge works great and so far no messes from the peacock. Unfortuately the peacock is like a homing pigeon. I remove him and he comes right back every time.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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David

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#4 posted 06-02-2007 02:58 AM

Wayne -

Great looking miter gauge – looks very sturdy!

Just a quick photo tip . . . always remove fowl from your tools before shooting photos!

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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WayneC

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#5 posted 06-02-2007 03:01 AM

Yeah, that is pretty much the first step in any shop work as well as photo shoots.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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TheGravedigger

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#6 posted 06-02-2007 04:10 AM

I thought my Incra 1000SE was good, but that is great! I love the extra length, as the Incra only does 28”. Nice piece of metal.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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WayneC

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#7 posted 06-02-2007 04:16 AM

It I were to do it again, I would probably hold out for the JessEm Mast-R-Slide™ 7500. It costs quite a bit more, but looks like a great tool.

JessEm Mast-R-Slide

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#8 posted 06-02-2007 04:17 AM

Yeah, the Jessem is a nice machine. Another quality Canadian tool! That slider is pretty slick too!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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WayneC

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#9 posted 06-02-2007 04:21 AM

I really like the Jessem Products. I have their router table as well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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John's Woodshop

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#10 posted 06-03-2007 03:39 PM

The JessEm Mast-R-Slide is a very nice unit. I had one on my old RT unisaw.

Right Tilt Unisaw with JessEm Mast-R-Slide

Now I have the Excalibur EXSLT40 on a LT Unisaw.

Left Tilt Unisaw with Excalibur Sliding Table

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 11-05-2007 01:45 AM

Jessem makes a very high quality product line. Precision for sure.

The prices are in line with comparable models and in this instance you are getting what you pay for.

I have an accu miter that I bought fifteen years or so ago, and it’s been used heavilly, but is still as accurate as it was then.

I kept looking at the Jessem miter gage, AND FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, DIDN”T BUY IT, CAUSE I DIDN’T NEED IT!

I was very proud of myself about it. Even told my wife about how proud of myself I was. LOL

As for the excalibur sliding table, I haven’t had any experience with one.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#12 posted 11-05-2007 02:47 AM

I have the Exactor sliding table like the Excalibur but I have the 60” version. They are great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 11-05-2007 04:56 AM

Major saw envy…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dorje

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#14 posted 11-05-2007 08:06 AM

Umm…Douglas…I’ll trade you my Craftsman for your Jet…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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WayneC

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#15 posted 11-06-2007 06:22 PM

I would love to have the space…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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