|Review by stanley2||posted 06-10-2008 12:15 AM||6567 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I have only seen this miter guage on ebay – never in a store nor in a Delta catalogue. When you search the product number on the Delta website it only comes up as an accessory to their hybrid tablesaw. The ebayer who lists it sells one a week and I lowballed it for 2 years before I finally got it for $80, including shipping. In the last two weeks they have sold for less than my $50.
What an improvement for my vintage unisaw! The design is excellent including an eccentric lock screw to set the guage to a true 90 degrees to the blade. This is a one-time step. It can be used in the left or right slot with simple changes to the assembly. Changing the fence angle is a snap by loosening the set screw and sliding the telescoping scale bar in or out to the degree number you want and re-setting the set screw. The scale has a number of detents for more commonly used angles for ease of setting the scale. The fence is easily moved side-to-side by loosening two thumb screws on the miter guage. There is an adjustable flip stop for fixing the distance of your piece from the blade for repetitive cuts. There is a quick release clamp, which I don’t use as I am used to using my hands over the fence to hold the work piece in place because I can see the operation better. Three expansion slots are provided to make fine adjustments to the slider.
The only shortcoming I have encountered is the height of the handle, which could have been made higher for a full hand grasp.
-- Phil in British Columbia