Incra Miter Gauge Users - Would you do it again?

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12-14-2010 05:05 PM

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Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve been here due to time constraints and work and family obligations. I hope everyone is well.

As the title suggests, I’m going to buy a Incra Miter Gauge and I need your input. I’ve already got the 1000SE in my Amazon cart just wating for me to push the button but before I do I want to hear from all of you Incra Miter users. I’ve been looking at these for months but just haven’t pulled the trigger. I’ve read every review for each model and have come to the conclusion that everyone loves the one they have. So how do you choose which one to get if everyone loves them all?

So, which one do you have and would you buy it again or would you choose a different model?

Thanks in advance.

Kenny D

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 05:11 PM

I would definitely buy another 1000SE if something should happen to the one I have.

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 05:19 PM

Chalk me up in the would do again column!!

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 05:22 PM

I have one for several years, and still think the 1000SE is the best miter gauge out there. I seldom need anything with a longer reach, and when I do – it’s so simple putting in a longer auxillary fence with a dedicated stop with all the T tracks builtin.

It’s a simple miter gauge, and is simply works. not too heavy, but holds its own, and no loose parts

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

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 05:32 PM

I have the 1000SE and when I bought it a few years ago I felt it was to best bang for the buck. I would definitly buy it again.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 05:34 PM

Dont be scared just buy it.


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#6 posted 12-14-2010 06:30 PM

I have the 1000HD…love it. Would definitely do it again.

-- jay,

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 06:56 PM

I recently picked up a V120 on sale and am pleased with it. I am not sure I would pay the full price, but that is my view of most Incra items. Some complain that the V120 is too light weight for serious woodworkers. That might be true if one is building furniture and the like, but for boxes and things like that it is just fine, imho. It is really accurate, and as a simple miter gauge I think it is just fine, if a bit over priced. For sure it beats the he!! out of the gauge that came with my TS.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 06:58 PM

Hands down the Incra is well beyond worth the money. You can make a cut today, change your setup 100 times and then go back and make the same cut exactly the same way a year from now. The quality of the extrusion and indentations are 110%. Spend the $125 bucks, thank me later…

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 07:21 PM

Perhaps I’m a little biased since I have the 1000HD, the TS-LS with joinery package, and some measuring tools. Incra is just good stuff…made right here in good ol’ Dallas, Texas.

-- jay,

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#10 posted 12-14-2010 08:04 PM

Thank you all for the response. I just pushed the button and the 1000SE is on the way. I have a bunch of the Incra rules as well and I love them but just couldn’t make up my mind on the miter gauge. As always, you LJs are a huge help.

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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#11 posted 12-14-2010 08:08 PM

I don’t have one but I do own the incra ultra 24”, and am dissapointed with it, as I have never been able to get the dovetails correct yet. Still I do some nice box joints. I would love a 1000se but my saw is a sliding table and the slide bar won’t fit it.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 12-14-2010 11:06 PM

I have the 1000SE and would do it again.

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

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#13 posted 12-14-2010 11:17 PM

One more for the SE. I looked adimantly at the HD but went the SE route, I’m glad I did.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 12-14-2010 11:40 PM

I almost bought the HD myself, and the 3000, and the 5000…but after the response here for the 1000SE that’s what I bought. I’m sure I’ll love it as much as the others love theirs. No matter what, it’ll blow the Delta one that I got with my UniSaw out of the water. Thank you all again.

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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#15 posted 12-14-2010 11:59 PM

I LOVE my 1000SE. I think I got it on Amazon for about $105 w/ an extra miter slot bar. The price fluctuates pretty good. I’ve had it for several years and would definitely buy it again. I don’t lust for any fancier of a model either.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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