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Forum topic by cagenuts posted 08-28-2012 02:24 PM 1476 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cagenuts

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08-28-2012 02:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw incra track

Morning folks.

I’ve bought two INCRA Track (52” and 36”) to increase the accurate measuring capacity of my Miter Saw. I was originally going to use them as depicted in this picture.

Having gone through the very expensive exercise of importing them, I am now thinking about using the 36” on my Drill Press table like this.

Long story short, could I essentially make do with just one extension like this?

I figure that you are either cutting a long board to an exact length or cutting a short length off a long board.

Am I missing anything obvious?

-- Weekend Wood Wrecker


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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 02:38 PM

I think having the track and stop on one side of your miter saw will cover >90% of your needs.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 02:43 PM

If you have the room, I would always extend both sides. Its always nice to have the support on both sides so you can make cuts without having the board extended way off the table.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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cagenuts

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 02:45 PM

Wayne, I will have extensions on both sides, just the ability to measure on only one side. Does this make sense?

-- Weekend Wood Wrecker

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 02:50 PM

Yep…sure does….sorry, I misunderstood what you were trying to do. I would think it would be convienient to have the measure and stops on both sides. Not that you would have to, but it would make things quicker and easier.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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dlmckirdy

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 03:04 PM

Although it would be convenient to have the tapes on both sides of the miter saw, I can see your point in using just one on the saw and one on the drill press. Because of the expense of importing the items, I think I would do it your way. Maybe later, if you are ordering/importing something else, you could include another tape system for the other side of the saw.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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cagenuts

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 11:50 AM

Thanks very much guys.

-- Weekend Wood Wrecker

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