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Rockler Sure-Loc Miter Guage With Fence & Stop

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Review by DaveH posted 2320 days ago 1624 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dead on accurate out of the box if your miter slots are parallel with the saw blade. Easy to assemble and adjust.

Price paid: $101.49 ( included shipping )

Would I buy another: No, spend the extra money and get a better quality solution or build you own. I’m going to replace the fence with a shop built.

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Improvements needed:
Option for a fence extension.
Flip stop instead of a wood sliding stop.
Drop in miter bar style instead of a bar style forcing you to slide the miter gauge in from the edge of the table.
Could be a little heavier duty.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”




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#1 posted 2320 days ago

Interesting review.

Try in Incra. It as the features you are looking for. A 3000 SE

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2320 days ago

Rockler seems to be hit and miss. While no one can argue that they don’t come up with some pretty unique problem solvers, some seem to be priced higher than other like-quality solutions. At over $100, I’d expect it to closely match a lower end Incra or Jessem. Perhaps it does, couldn’t say. That’s a lot of money for me to take a chance on something that can be shopmade (not to mention customized to need and tools) with moderate effort. Love Rocker though. One of my favorite suppliers.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#3 posted 2320 days ago

I’m guessing on this solution that Rockler was attempting to hit a price point under all the competition and missed on quality in my opinion.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#4 posted 2320 days ago

Nice review. Think I’ll stick with my Incra, cost a little more but it doesn’t need a thing :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 2320 days ago

thanks for the review. i was thinking about getting this but now i don’t think i will. i think I’ll stick to my miter saw for now.

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#6 posted 2318 days ago

Dave,
Good review. Thanks for the info… I have been using Incra products for a few years now and swear by them. In this size and price range, I would recomend the Incra 1000se as it has the extension, the flip stop, accurate to + or – 90 degrees and can be used left side or right side of the blade. Oh, and the design allows you to eliminate side play of the miter bar.

One last thing, the customer service is second to none.

Sincerely,
Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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