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Forum topic by MinnesotaMarty posted 09-30-2017 02:43 PM 477 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MinnesotaMarty

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09-30-2017 02:43 PM

I am getting close to having my shop space completed and my wife has convinced me to purchase a new 3 hp. Sawstop Cabinet saw. While visiting my local Rockler store last week I checked the clearance aisle and I found a Incra 5000 miter sled at half off. I guess it was a mail order return. So for $150 I got a pretty nice miter sled.

My question: Is the Incra 5000 miter sled compatible with the Sawstop safety system. It seems to me that the aluminum fence travels pretty close to the blade. Other than that it looks like it should work just fine.

Marty

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.


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tdwilli1

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#1 posted 09-30-2017 02:45 PM

I have the smaller version and it works just fine on my Sawstop. For that price I would jump on it.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 09-30-2017 03:23 PM

Any metal miter gauge or sled is fine unless it touches the blade. I have an Incra miter gauge, a Sawstop and I did not readjust it after I made a 45 cut. Bam!!! I am much more careful now.

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Ripper70

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#3 posted 09-30-2017 03:41 PM



... my wife has convinced me to purchase a new 3 hp. Sawstop Cabinet saw.

Marty

- MinnesotaMarty

Can I borrow her for a minute?

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MinnesotaMarty

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#4 posted 10-01-2017 07:21 PM

Thanks for the response guys. I thought it should work and that I just needed to be carefully about keeping the fence back about a 1/4” from the blade. It is also my understanding that when I adjust the fence to the blade I can test the system to see if I am too close.

Ripper70
Yeah she’s not for hire. But, her point is valid and that is: usually, I am in the shop working alone and if there was an accident no one is around to assist. I am only 64 years old but 15/20 years from now I might not be in as good of shape as I am now and that safety feature is nice to have as I age. It’s about a $1000 more than a very nice Grizzly or Shop Fox but in the long run I think worth the money.

Merty

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Ripper70

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#5 posted 10-01-2017 07:46 PM

Well, congratulations on your blessings all around. And I hope we get to see a picture or two of your new setup when completed. The SawStop will be a great addition.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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Sparks500

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#6 posted 10-02-2017 12:22 PM

Why does my wife insist I buy old tools that don’t have safety equipment????

-- Rockhound: You realize we're sitting on 45,000 pounds of fuel, one nuclear warhead and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder? Makes you feel good doesn't it?

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#7 posted 10-02-2017 12:43 PM

You have to be extra careful about wood moisture. Since the distance from the wood to the blade is extremely small some little wet wood that would otherwise create not problems may trigger the brake when cutting with the sled.
I am trying to keep my metal Incra gauge more than inch from the blade.

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