Incra 1000SE Miter Gauge

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10-14-2007 05:06 AM

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I have never seen the need to purchase an expensive miter gauge. I have always just taken great care in ensuring that my stock gauge was aligned properly. That is until this week….

I was given an Incra 1000SE for my birthday and had not really had a chance to put it through it’s paces. I built some storage units for the garage this week that required a lot of cross cuts. I here by tender my apology to all those that I ignored in the past when they tried to convince me otherwise. Wow! what an improvement. I don’t know about all of you, but I don’t think i will ever be using the stock gauge again.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 10-14-2007 05:13 AM

“People who cut with out stop blocks have unsquare boxes.” Confusticus

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 10-14-2007 05:14 AM

Some things you just do not know you missed till you try them. Its like setting baseboard the first time using a nail gun after using nails, nailset and a hammer.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 10-15-2007 02:56 AM

Congratulations. What a spiffy looking jig. I only have the Incra V27 and I like it, because of the money but also the aluminum extrusion just scared me so close to the blade. I use a strip of wood for the miter fence and clamp a stop block to it when needed. Color me uninformed, I guess. But I sure have seen several posts on this site for the fancier Incra fences, router tables, and miter systems. I guess you guys like ‘em. They are up in the Festool type pricing category aren’t they? It seems like I always use my home built sliding table for 90-degree cutoffs.

Wayne, perfect timing. I spent most of the day installing baseboard and casing with a brad nailer. First time. What a difference from hammer/nail/nailset. What a dream. Why did it take me so long? What other tools am I missing that make life so different?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 10-15-2007 03:18 AM

I’ve been using the 1000SE for about three years. I’m not sure I’ve touched my stock gauge. Now that you are a convert, take a look at the Incra Miter Express. You may never go back!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 10-15-2007 04:09 AM


I think I’ll keep out of the Incra tools until I can afford the TSIII Fence. That will be in about 40 years…. ;)

Actually, I have been trying to convince my wife that I need an 8” Parallelogram Jointer…. Let’s see how that goes. I currently dimension all wood by hand.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 10-15-2007 04:31 AM

My sliding table with an incra tube for shop-stop positioning gives me all the 90 deg and other that I need. and the TS III give me the width that I need. A great combination.

My miter slot on my table saw is 1” wide at the top and 1 1/4” wide at the bottom. An inverted “T” and it is 1/4” deep. I can’t find any slider that will work. I did cut some brass stock to fit the bottom of a mortising jig. But I’ve never used it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 10-15-2007 05:10 AM


what kind of TS do you have?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 10-15-2007 07:04 PM

I have not used my standard miter gauge since I got my Incra 3000 about 3-4 years ago.

I don’t know how I got along without it.

Ditto for my Wixey digital angle gauge. It saves so much time setting the blade angle that I don’t mind at all changing it. The best $39 I ever spent.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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