|Forum topic by GaryK||posted 881 days ago||1877 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
881 days ago
With a miter gauge the most important thing is a good close fit in your table saws miter slot. Without that the accuracy of the angle setting part is useless. Being able to adjust it to the slot on your individual table saw is a must.
The Osborne does a great job of it but the angle setting feature isn’t the best.
The Incra doesn’t do that good a job,(the plastic thingies wear too quickly) but does an excellent job of setting the angle.
My dream miter gauge is combining the two into one excellent one!
The perfect one would have the Osborne miter bar, with the Incra angle setting part and again with the Osborne for that angle setting rod, but just used to support the fence for long stock and lastly the fence from the Incra. The stop on it is superior for a lot or reasons.
That will give you a great ability to set the gauge to your miter slot, fantastic angle setting accuracy, the strength that the reinforcing bar would provide to keep things from flexing and a great fence with a great stop.
So it comes to taking two parts from each to make the perfect miter gauge.
I have both of them, so one day I will see if I can do it.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX