|Review by Bob #2||posted 05-13-2009 01:36 AM||4695 views||3 times favorited||28 comments|
I had looked at this guage before and had purchased an alternate one in the interim. (shoot me)
I got a chance last week to re evaluate it and have these observations:
1. It uses triangulation rather than depending on a pivot point on a miter guage.
What this means is that where a miter guage can get you close, the triangle can get you dead on.
It’s just got more room on the scale to get it right.
The extendable arm has a series of detents on the underside (20 in all) that gets you right in the zone for the most usual cuts and the long scale lets you eyeball the in between settings with great accuracy.
2. The guide bar, always a PIA with most aftermarket devices is slotted in 3 places allowing you to set screws at each point to get a perfect fit in your miter slot.
3. The fence is made to slide back and forth to get you within kissing distance of the blade even when cutting extreme angles on the tablesaw.
4. There is a micro adjustment on the extension arm allowing you to close in on the last few thousandths of perfect by rotating the eccentric to position the offset.
5. It has a broad reach of 42 inches allowing you the freedom to cut up to and including a 41” slab without knocking down your set up.
I did a couple of test cuts today and it is very much better than the offshore model I had been using.
I’ll give it 5 stars . The detent could be a bit easier but then it does work as it should now. (I’ll get used to it)
It comes comlpete with 3 extra set screws in case you loose one and a nylon slider tape for the underside as well as a rugged piece of anti slip abrasive for the faceing edge to prevent your work from sliding during a cut.
Well thought out right down to the extra details.
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