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Forum topic by thewoodmaster posted 10-28-2009 05:51 AM 2037 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thewoodmaster

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10-28-2009 05:51 AM

I am looking for new miter gauge for my table saw. I came across this one from dewalt, http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/attachment_detail.asp?productID=9757 It is similar to the Osborne one Norm uses. I am curious if anyone has one of these and if so has any insight as to weather or not I should get one. I am looking at it because I found it for $70, which is considerably less than most out there. If you have a suggestion of a different one, at a reasonable price, i would also love to hear about it.

-- dan "insert pithy woodworking coment here"


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drfixit

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#1 posted 10-28-2009 05:55 AM

The dewalt does look alot like the Osborne, but the biggest difference I see is the Dewalt has a 24” fence where as the Osborne is adjustable upto 42”

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 10-28-2009 06:23 AM

I have an Osborne and love it. It was dead on right out of the box. I would not trade it for anything.

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#3 posted 10-28-2009 06:39 AM

I have Osborne works great

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king

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#4 posted 10-28-2009 06:43 AM

Well.I also have the osbourne and could not be happier with it.NORM IS RIGHT AGAIN

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#5 posted 10-28-2009 07:47 AM

Amazon.com 2.5 stars for 5 reviews…..all of the thumbs down people had the same issues with the tool.
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW7470-Miter-Gauge-Table/product-reviews/B0002ZU6W0/ref=dp_db_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
Looks like DeWalt had to lower the price by about two thirds of what they were originally asking for them : (
I don’t know how you feel about the Incra products , but here’s a nice deal :
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0007UQ2EQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_un/182-3464344-0560369
Here’s the Osborne EB-3 for $110 with free shipping : )
http://www.osbornemfg.com/?gclid=CNqJqvmG350CFc5L5QodYG8SNg

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knotscott

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#6 posted 10-28-2009 11:11 AM

It doesn’t appear to be worth the $40 savings….5 reviews – 1 positive, 1 neutral, 3 negative. I don’t usually put much emphasis on Amazon reviews but this one is raising flags.

The EB-3 works well and is backed by excellent personal customer service by David Osborne.

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ajosephg

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 01:50 PM

The negative reviews on the Dewalt are show stoppers. These are the very things that people buy a miter gauge upgrade.

The only thing I wish about my EB-3 is that I would have bought it sooner.

-- Joe

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RetiredCoastie

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#8 posted 10-28-2009 02:49 PM

I bought an Incra miter gauge and it works great. The calibration is easy and dead on.

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mhawkins2

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#9 posted 10-28-2009 02:59 PM

I have to add a vote for the Incra. Once calibrated, it is accurate and repeatable. I don’t fear repositioning it during cuts, because I know I can get right back to my intended angle. But then I seem to have a fondness for Incra tools as my collection is growing.

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#10 posted 10-28-2009 05:38 PM

I have an Incra V27 with a Mule M-21 Miter Gauge Fence … I have been very happy with that combination.

When I got my Incra, I set the adjustable miter bar to fit my saw’s miter slot, then re-squared the miter slot to the blade, and it has been dead-on ever since.

To be fair, I don’t think any miter gauge will perform ‘out of the box’ without doing some tune-up work. A friend who works at a local machine shop tells me even the high-end tools require some adjustment to optimize performance. That being said, the user comments on the DeWalt would cause me to keep looking.

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