|Review by Justin8152000||posted 01-02-2014 02:38 AM||4504 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
I have made a couple sleds and setups like this but I had heard so much good feedback on Incra and their stuff I took the plunge and got lots of stuff and this is one of the things I bought….. I have a Ridgid sliding compound saw and at times I just dont trust it. I bought this with the intentions of using the compound saw less and having a well made sled to replace my homemade one.
First impression: Crap another Incra erector set and I wish it would of been phenolic instead of laminate particle board. The Miter itself is very nice. It has adjustment all the way down to 1/2 degree. I actually ended up having to set mine up at 1/2 in order to make my cuts 100% accurate.
Assembly: 20 mins max. It was fairly easy even though it looks like a ton to assemble it still went together very well. They really do have decent instructions and this was a lot easier then their LS TS fence.
Why I like it: The fence is long and extendable so that lets me make very accurate cuts on longer pieces. It even has a brace that attaches to itself back on the base that supports the fence when making cuts on longer pieces of wood.
It has Incras self aligning teeth which are always great and the adjustable stop lets me make accurate repeatable cuts every time. The little hold down clamp is not anything too fancy but works very nice and glad it came with one. I never would of bought one but now I want more of them for other fixtures.
Over all value: At $300 (I found it new for $250) you can buy lots of different things but this really is pretty nice. Sometimes I feel like I spend more time making jigs and fixtures for a project that I want to make then actually making the project. So far I have used it more like a sled then as a miter setup. Since the fence extends so far I can put a nice size board on it and cut it with ease. This let me toss some of my homemade jigs like my sled that was full with screw holes. I am sure I will use this for a very long time.