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Forum topic by twoblacklabs posted 09-27-2015 02:08 AM 757 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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twoblacklabs

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09-27-2015 02:08 AM

My early birthday present is the Incra 1000hd ($119 at Rockler in a week. Talked the store into selling at the upcoming sale price since we drove 2 hours to get there).

My confusion is with the telescoping extension and it’s scale. I’ve set it up EXACTLY according to the instructions (mounted the stop on the 4” extension and move the telescoping fence out so that the right edge of the stop is exactly 16” from the face of the blade. Then I adjusted the extensions tape so it reads 16” at the left edge of the main fence.. Made a cut on a test piece and yes, it was exactly 16”. Works great for said 16”. However, the tape reads right to left. If I extend the telescoping fence so it reads say, 17” at the left edge of the main fence (the same spot that was referenced with the previous 16” measurement), the cut piece ends up being 15” long.

What the heck am I doing wrong? My brain is about to explode.

UGH!

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 02:16 AM

Not sure. Don’t use the tape though it’s setup. Some pics wouldn’t hurt either bud.

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twoblacklabs

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 02:21 AM

Sorry about the lack of pics. I’m too frustrated to go back to the shop tonight.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 02:53 AM

Ugh. It’s late but I couldn’t help myself. Turns out, the scale on the extension is the wrong one. It reads from right to left. It SHOULD have been the scale that reads from Left to Right. I happen to have had an extra one from my crosscut sled that was the correct direction AND began at 16” increasing into the 30’s. Replaced what came installed with the one on hand and it works perfectly.

This however would have worked if I was setting up of the miter gauge to be on the RIGHT side of the blade.

Live and learn. Now I can go to bed.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 04:30 AM

You should contact Rockler, tell them your story, and get the replacement part anyway…
... those parts are expensive… replenish your spare part inventory. :)

Glad it worked out…

I was going to guess the Tape went the wrong direction… :) I would have been close… :)

Happy Birthday!

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twoblacklabs

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#5 posted 09-27-2015 03:02 PM

Joe, your were absolutely correct and I will contact for a replacement. I really like INCRA stuff and will need those scales at some time in the future. Glad I had one in my stock.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#6 posted 09-27-2015 04:39 PM

I have the 1000SE, but I’m too “old school”. I just use a tape or a quality ruler when setting up a cut.
I never could figure out the scale that came with the SE, and the fact that it will slip in the body of the miter bar just leaves me a bit dubious.
Bill

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