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Forum topic by nubby posted 12-11-2010 01:22 AM 2129 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nubby

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12-11-2010 01:22 AM

I currently have an Incra 1000SE miter gauge which is terrific and would fit right into the Incra Miter Express should I decide to get one.
I’ve looked at the Dubby and for me, I just don’t see the cost verses the usage. So, I’ve rulled a Dubby out completely.

There is not a lot of difference in the cost of the Incra Miter Express and the Incra Build it Jig.

Does anyone have any advise, pro or con either of these systems? (the Incra items, not the Dubby)

Thanks for the help, guys. Merry CHRISTMAS

-- Ben,in Dixie, www.roun-tuit.com


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#1 posted 12-11-2010 02:03 AM

I got the Miter Express for my 1000SE. Turns out it’s not that great for me. It’s a little fidgety to get working right (the cutoff base was a bit warped out of the box), and just about everything I have needed to crosscut is a little too wide for the rig.

I have needed to build a crosscut sled, and once it is done, the Miter Express will largely be obsolete for me. Just my experience…

If you’re interested in building a versatile crosscut sled, I’d recommend the Eagle Lake one.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 12-11-2010 02:30 AM

I have the Incra Miter Sled 5000. It is an incredible cross cut accessory. It can crosscut stock up to 24” wide and the fence and stop can be extended to…........way, way, out there. It cuts boards precisely at 90 degrees (or any other angle you set it to) and with the stop on the fence, each board is cut to precisely the same length.

I’m so impressed with this miter sled that I’ve set it up on a Shopsmith that is virtually dedicated to crosscutting.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#3 posted 12-11-2010 04:43 PM

Hey live4ever, are you talking about John Nixon’s regular big crosscut sled or the one he has that is the Schlabaugh & Sons Woo Universal TS jig? Thanks

-- Ben,in Dixie, www.roun-tuit.com

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 09:12 PM

I was talking about the Super Sled, not familiar with the other design actually. Can you link it?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#5 posted 12-11-2010 09:29 PM

Yes sir live4ever. That’s the one for me and not only does it look better and more functional it will be cheaper to build and a point of pride in my shop. Thanks for the help.

-- Ben,in Dixie, www.roun-tuit.com

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