|Review by TheFridge||posted 07-06-2014 02:46 AM||2493 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
Hello there, I found this guy on ebay for 150$ with free shipping so I decided to get me one.
I’ve heard a lot about the quality of incra products and this one is every thing I wanted and more.
It took about 30 min to assemble and set up for use. I had a smidgeon of doubt about the extruded aluminum rail, but this miter gauge has so me heft to it. I don’t know you could possibly improve the positive indexing stops with vernier scale. Especially at this price. The glide lock miter bar is east to adjust, slides like butter, especially after waxing, and incra provides extras in case they are ever worn out past the adjustment point. Adjusting the gauge square with the blade was easy with an engineers square with 4 screws to lock it down tight, leaving little doubt about the chances of it coming out of square without dropping it. Hard. The fence extension was relatively easy to setup and the flip stop is rock solid.
I cut sides off of a roughly 12”x12” piece of 1/4” ply, and measured both ends. If there was a difference in the ends it was in the 10s of thousandths and unmeasurable to me. Though this part was more about the setup of the miter gauge, I believe it will be a long time before I ever have to make any adjustments because of the construction of the gauge. It’s always awesome when everything comes together perfectly.
I can’t tell you if every indexed angle is perfect because I’ll probably never use the majority of them. The common angles of 221/2, 45, and 90 are dead on even after switching between them.
You might think an accurate, precise gauge like this would have an easier way to extend the fence without a provided hex screwdriver, but regardless, there are small sacrifices for precision. I am totally fine with the fence and micro adjustment feature with the tool provided.
All in all i, am pumped to have a tool that I don’t have to wonder about when I use it.
This thing is solid. I recommend it.
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