digital miter gauge?

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Forum topic by noicing posted 03-27-2010 01:07 PM 1121 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2010 01:07 PM

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I am pondering purchasing a Craftsman digital miter gauge. Does anyone have any opinions on this,. If so I would appreciate any comments.



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#1 posted 03-27-2010 08:46 PM

Digital is all the rage these days. I admit, I have several digital items myself. In some applications I think they are great – in others they are not so great.

I do not have a digital miter gauge and I doubt that I would ever buy one. First of all, nothing beats the quality of a really good miter gauge. I’m particularly fond of my Osborne and I would not give it up to acquire digital capabilities on an inferior gauge.

I own the Wixey digital readout for measuring blade angles on my TS. It is the little cube that attaches to your blade with magnets. If I need a precise angle on my miter gauge I place the gauge face down on the edge of the TS with the guide rod that goes in the TS groove hanging vertically. I then zero my Wixey on the TS surface and then attach it, with the magnets, to the guide rod. I then move the guide rod until I get the reading I want and tighten it down. Works great.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 10:49 PM

I’ve also got the wixey which is great for setting the TS blade, I like it even more because my garage floor is about as flat as the super dome.

-- measure once, keep cuttin' til it fits

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 02:05 AM

Here’s a review, give it a read.

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 02:21 AM

I would think you have to get it to cut square first. Once that is on the money, you could change the angle to what you want, according to the readout, and Test it, just like you would with a regular MG.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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