fine tuning incra miter 1000HD?

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Forum topic by Greg Elam posted 12-26-2011 06:29 PM 1951 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg Elam

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12-26-2011 06:29 PM

I received a incra 1000hd miter for christmas, yeah me! I have a couple of questions in regards to the fine tuning. I completely understand all the videos and documentation in regards to fine tuning by cutting 16 miters in lieu of say 8 for a more precise tuning. The issue I have is just that, if I have one joint in a octoagon that is say 1/16” out of tune that means I have to adjust the fence 1/256”?. This obvisously cant be done by loosening the mounting nuts and bumping it into the exact location unless I want to waste a lot of lumber. I have used shims on my previous miter and have found I cant find a shim adequate enough to hold the fence 90deg to vertical, in addition my costant left and right adjustment of the fence to allow for blade clearance when cutting a 45 or 30deg wears them out resulting in bad joints yet again. Anyone have any suggestions? They would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and hope everyone had a merry christmas!

-- Greg Elam - Berea, Kentucky

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 06:26 AM

Guys, is this a stupid question? or does no one have a answer? any help would be appreciated.

-- Greg Elam - Berea, Kentucky

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 06:53 AM

I haven’t had any issues with mine. I have to slide the fence to the left to do angles from 45 down so I don’t hit the blade. I have no shims and it’s fine.

-- mrg

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