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#1 posted 01-12-2011 07:44 PM

I have the 1000HD Miter and have been using it to cut stretcher tenons and the leg’s dovetails for my workbench build. The 31” x2”x4” Ash legs and 27 1/2” x4” x4” stretchers proved to be a bit MUCH for the Incra IMO. I kept getting flexure in the miter(using the included and featured stop) when trying to push these pieces through the TS. This resulted in variations of ~1/32” (from square) and sometimes more. I know these pieces are rather heavy, but thought the miter would be stiff enough do these 90 degree cuts properly. I even cleaned the TS surface for easier sliding but the drag was still enough to flex the miter. FYI, the miter slider slot adjustments were tight/snug.

I kept blaming myself for lack of technique and made serious attempts to eliminate this flexure but found the experience frustrating. I am an admittedly new comer with limited experience with this miter.

Am I just overloading the 1000HD miter or what?

*Smaller pieces come out very accurate.

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