Incra Miter 1000SE?

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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 10-02-2010 06:38 PM 1761 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2010 06:38 PM

I been thinking about investing in new miter guage for my Unisaw. The Incra is at the top of my list, I really like the Incra Miter 1000SE its like a good miter guage for a 100 bucks! I am wondering what do you guys think about the Incra 1000SE?

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 07:30 PM

It’s the one I bought for my saw and I’ve never regretted the purchase. I would definitely recommend it.

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 07:40 PM

I have the HD model…so easy to use and easy to understand…it has improved my woodwrking tremendiously.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 07:56 PM

With the reviews that tool gets I think most woodworkers would be happy with one.

If it’s in your budget go for it. I bought the osbourn, I hardly ever use, a big dust collector

in my shop.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 08:09 PM

great miter gauge, easy to use, accurate, easily upgraded with fixtures to make different jigs like boxjoint sled etc.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 08:21 PM

I used to use an Incra 1000SE. I had trouble keeping it properly aligned.

I switched to the Osborne EB-3. It is an incredibly good miter. I consider it the very best available and it does not cost anymore than an Incra.

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

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 08:24 PM

Charles, it is well worth the money. I put it on my old saw and when I upgraded to my current cabinet saw I did not even bother to unpack the miter guage that came with the saw. I simply put my 1000SE on the new saw and left the new miter guage in its box.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 08:32 PM

Don’t forget to read about the wall of shame,...erh…ugh… FAME for us Incra owners who have customized our miters for all those ”special” projects:

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 08:43 PM

Love mine.

Here’s a pretty comprehensive review:

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 09:03 PM

i have both the 1000 and the 2000 se… I love them both… also have the mitre express and the TSLS 32…
have great respect for the accuracy and repeatability of the Incra range.. also have the small rules as well…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 09:11 PM

I also have the Osborne. It’s simple to adjust between cuts. No tools needed for the adjustments. Want to extend the fence it’s all there in one package. No high end version/ low end version either.

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#11 posted 10-02-2010 10:54 PM

I have the Osborne EB3. I use it for every project now. Very accurate.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#12 posted 10-02-2010 11:22 PM

I have a 1000SE, and am very pleased with it. The only complaint is that the anodized aluminum finish makes it rather slippery, and the work can creep in your hand, so it does its best work with the stop. Of course, most of my other crosscuts are done with a crosscut sled.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#13 posted 10-03-2010 12:09 AM

Hey Charles,
I’ve got an Incra Miter and really like it. I save it for real precise cuts and still use the old one for general work.
It is a fine instrument when you need to be precise.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 10-03-2010 08:49 PM

I’d get it. It works so well, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get it sooner.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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