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TheWoodRaccoon

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01-10-2016 08:00 PM

I’m looking for a miter gauge for my Delta 14” band saw. I measured the slot which came out to 3\8×3\4 inch. Im not looking to spend $100, but I don’t want a chintzy piece of wobbly plastic either. Does anybody know what some good options are, and where I should get? Something sturdy, that fits well, and will work for most operations.

Oh, I also have a Ridgid Oscillating spindle/belt sander that I could use a miter gauge for too, if anyone knows one that will fit, it seems to have some weird dimensions…

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 08:09 PM

If you do not want spend $100 for a tool I am afraid your only option in woodworking is a “chintzy piece of wobbly plastic”.

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 08:13 PM



If you do not want spend $100 for a tool I am afraid your only option in woodworking is a “chintzy piece of wobbly plastic”.

- Karamba

I strongly disagree. I’ve had many excellent tools “in woodworking” for less than $100. Less than $50 even.

Not sure if you can get a good miter gauge for less than $100, that’s why I’m asking. Thanks for the big help….

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 09:01 PM

The way band saws tend to drift a nice straight piece of board and a couple of clamps is all you really need.

M

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 09:09 PM



The way band saws tend to drift a nice straight piece of board and a couple of clamps is all you really need.

M

- MadMark

My bandsaw doesn’t drift. But you got me thinking, maybe I can make my own miter gauge…

Still, if anyone knows of a quality miter gauge that won’t break my bank, I’d appreciate it.

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 09:18 PM

incra v27

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 09:36 PM

You can make your own easily enough. Consider the
bandsaw is not a precision miter or crosscut tool and
perhaps a simple jig or two may serve better.

Old Sears miter gauges with a standard bar can be
got on ebay. The one thing you should consider is
that some miter gauges will run into the blade on a full
crosscut so you would need to add a wood face.

A few years back HD was selling a Ridgid digital miter
gauge and they closed them out. I wanted one but
missed my chance. You can still find them on ebay
perhaps. The gauge may adjust for drift with less
fuss. Gimmicky perhaps but I was curious enough to
want to try it.

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 11:37 PM

An Incra V27 is pretty good and should cost you less than $75.

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 11:51 PM

You shouldn’t really need one for a bandsaw but if you have to, just make one.

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