|Review by Bruce||posted 01-25-2008 04:14 AM||6005 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
Greetings from West Virginia. I’m new here but I have been dying to tell someone about my new toy. I just got the Osborne EB3 Miter Gauge for Christmas and its great! I have a Grizzly G0576 left tilt table saw and the stock miter gauge was ok for rough cuts but it just was not accurate enough in my judgement. Even though I adjusted the guide bar, it still would move slightly in the slot. The angles were difficult to set and I had to look for my protractor to double and triple check my angles. Then, things got worse. This fall I was rushing around (I know, big mistake) trying to finish up two jewelry cases I was making for my daughters before the cold weather set in and my shop turned to a walk-in freezer. I can’t remember how it happened but I just remember the horror I felt as my miter gauge descended to the floor. Even though it hit the thick rubber pad between my table saw and jointer, it still bent the handle. Since then, each time I set an angle and tried to tighten the hadle, the guage would move a half to a full degree! So, I got on the internet and saw a video of Norm using the EB3. I googled Osborne and found it a little cheaper than Norm was selling it and ordered one. I can’t believe the accuracy. It has preset indents that set common angles and the guide bar has adjustable set screws that make it fit perfectly in the groove of the saw table. I think the geometic structure contributes to its accuracy and stability. Check it out and if you get a chance to use one, I’m sure you’ll agree that its a darn good miter gauge. It’s reasonably priced. Also, I figured if Norm uses it, it must be good.
-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?