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Forum topic by RJweb posted 04-29-2016 08:25 PM 552 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RJweb

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04-29-2016 08:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

Good afternoon,
Has anyone used the incra miter express sled on a Sawstop saw, thx RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH


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JeffP

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#1 posted 04-29-2016 11:18 PM

yes, somebody has.

Do you have a followup question?

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 04-29-2016 11:32 PM

I have not but think your question concerns possible triggering of the SawStop.

I and others have triggered the the cartridge on the Sawstop with contact with an Incra miter gauge. I have my blade and cartridge mounted near my saw as a reminder.

I would be hesitant to use the miter express sled on a Sawstop.

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marc_rosen

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#3 posted 04-30-2016 12:49 AM

Hi RJ,
I have the ICS and use the Miter Express often. No brake activations yet in 16 months One item to caution you on; if you choose to set the fence outside if the blade guard make certain it does not contact the plastic washer that holds the inner shells to the other shell. If it touches it will interfere with the guard rising and probably stop your forward motion. I noticed this when I first set mine up during a test run (no power, just seeing how everything slides and moves).
I also have another incra miter gauge separate from the ME and use it all other times. When I really want the fence close to the blade I add a wood face. Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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RJweb

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#4 posted 04-30-2016 01:08 AM

Thx for your reply, yes that is what I was concerned with setting off the brake.

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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JeffP

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#5 posted 04-30-2016 10:52 AM

There is no metal on the express sled that needs to be anywhere near the blade.

The fence left-right positioning is fully adjustable. I see no advantage to having it super close to the blade, regardless of SawStop or not. If the plan is to use it for frequently cutting pieces so tiny that you have to have the fence closer to the blade than say, 1/4 inch, then I would say that a more conventional sled would work better/safer regardless of the saw type.

FWIW though, while I am an Incra fan boy…the miter express is not their best work in my opinion. They make really awesome miter gauges and they were looking for a way to turn that into a sled. They did a good job of doing that…but in my opinion turning an awesome miter gauge into a sled gets you….an awesome miter gauge turned into a sled.

For some operations, an awesome miter gauge is the right tool. For a few operations, an awesome miter gauge turned into a sled is the right tool….for a lot more operations, a good sled is the right tool.

While we’re on the subject…Incra makes a big deal about their “no jiggle” runners for the miter gauges and the sled and their various jig kits. This is a great idea on paper, but I have been under-whelmed by that aspect of their products. Very difficult to get it adjusted well, and there simply doesn’t seem to be a good setting that gives you jiggle free operation without sticking and binding. I think there are some better alternatives out there for slot runners.

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 04-30-2016 11:18 AM

I agree with JeffP about a sled. Many of the sleds that are posted are large ones. The sled I use the most is a small one….maybe 12×16 inches. It has a hold down and a replaceable zero clearance insert. It is great for smaller pieces.

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jacquesr

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#7 posted 04-30-2016 01:54 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with JeffP – I don’t have a SS – but I bough the express at the very beginning of my ww journey.
Never got accurate results with it. PAIN to adjust.
I built my own sled and I am much more happy. No comparison.

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