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Forum topic by Notw posted 11-29-2016 03:28 PM 680 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2016 03:28 PM

So a while back I bought an Incra Miter V120 and have enjoyed using it, but I had a kick back not too long ago and it broke a tooth off near 0 degrees. My dilemma now is do I “upgrade” to the Incra Miter 1000 with the standard fence on it or do I replace the protractor on mine and get the 18”-31” telescoping flip fence and flip shop stop positioner. The price for either option is about a wash. Thanks


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#1 posted 11-29-2016 07:00 PM

NotW, I bought the Incra 1000SE a few months ago. I LOVE it. I would go whichever route is cheapest for you but I would highly recommend getting the telescoping flip fence. It’s pretty much made my crosscut sled a dust collector ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 11-29-2016 07:10 PM

How did you get a kickback while using the miter gauge?

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 11-29-2016 07:12 PM



How did you get a kickback while using the miter gauge?

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Being stupid, didn’t move the fence when switching from ripping to cross cutting and the piece wiggled enough to catch the fence and kick back

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#4 posted 11-29-2016 07:53 PM

Incra V27 or V120, whichever you can get your hands on. No reason to spend more than that.

I prefer a wooden sacrificial fence over a metal one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 11-29-2016 08:51 PM

I’ve got both the 1000se and the miter 5000 excelent…excellent tools. If you want to be able micro adjust thats your brand IMO.

I just got a discount code in my email today HDAY1 for 10% off at their website. Good on forrest blades too.

http://www.incrementaltools.com/default.asp

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#6 posted 11-29-2016 09:05 PM

How did you get a kickback while using the miter gauge?

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Being stupid, didn t move the fence when switching from ripping to cross cutting and the piece wiggled enough to catch the fence and kick back

- Notw


Someone that admits to doing Stupid Stuff in the shop. We all do it but seldom Admit it. I try to follow all the good practice rules in the shop but there are those Moments when it just slips past and then TSHTF .

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#7 posted 11-30-2016 02:55 AM

So I would really like to have the flip stop but I do have a slight concern with just replacing the protractor on mine. I don’t see any damage on the actuator lever but with a hit hard enough to shear off teeth I have my concerns. I wonder what the possibilities of unseen damage on the actuator lever or something else is.

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#8 posted 11-30-2016 03:31 AM



So I would really like to have the flip stop

I was just reading a review on this – maybe on Sawmill – and the purchaser was lamenting that the flipstop and telescoping functions were not robust enough (in his opinion) to justify the expense. YMMV.

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#9 posted 11-30-2016 06:44 PM

Incra makes great miter gauges, my favorite is the one with the drop off sled to caught the cut off piece. Best wishes!

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#10 posted 11-30-2016 06:50 PM

1000SE here. Best investment for me and my saw.
Bill

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#11 posted 12-01-2016 04:03 AM


So I would really like to have the flip stop

I was just reading a review on this – maybe on Sawmill – and the purchaser was lamenting that the flipstop and telescoping functions were not robust enough (in his opinion) to justify the expense. YMMV.

- RogR

I was actually surprised at how robust they ARE. Guess it’s all about perception… I will say the telescoping fence feels a tad sloppy when adjusting but is quite stout once locked down.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 12-01-2016 06:04 PM

I’ve decided to go with the Incra miter 1000 and in the future if I feel i want it i can upgrade the fence on it. Also, i may go ahead and order a new protractor for V120 and keep it as a back up or if i ever upgrade to a bandsaw with a full miter gauge, thanks for the responses

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#13 posted 12-01-2016 07:43 PM

I don’t know where you’re buying it from. But, I just checked Amazon and the prices on all the Incra miter gauges seem pretty jacked-up. Don’t know if it’s everywhere or just Amazon? I paid $130 for the 1000SE back in the summer and it’s $170 now. If you’re not in a rush, might want to watch prices a bit. The 1000 is $120 on there now. Seems a bit steep…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#14 posted 12-01-2016 07:53 PM

i was going to go through Amazon because the cheapest shipping on incramentaltools.com is $19 which seems very steep to me

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#15 posted 12-02-2016 04:17 AM

Rockler sells 1000HD for $129 quite often.

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