LumberJocks

Miter saw or sled

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Jon1094 posted 10-26-2013 06:18 AM 731 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Jon1094's profile

Jon1094

41 posts in 893 days


10-26-2013 06:18 AM

I need some advice for making accurate miter cuts. I currently use an Incra V27

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004787/7574/Incra-Miter-Gauge-V27.aspx

with my table saw. I made a fence for it and it requires quite a bit of eyeballing to get accurate length cuts. I was contemplating buying a Nobex Proman miter saw

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=4938&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PLA&gclid=CKvg1Ofns7oCFWZBQgodhmQArQ

but I am not sure if this will benefit me at all. Maybe I should make a miter sled for my table saw. I don’t know…any advice? I’m not a professional picture frame maker or anything.


6 replies so far

View shopdog's profile

shopdog

562 posts in 2173 days


#1 posted 10-26-2013 06:54 AM

I sometimes use my miter sled…

other times I use my Incra 1000se
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=16842&site=ROCKLER
It’s very versatile for cutting any angle.

Mostly I use my dewalt 12” miter saw, with stop blocks.

All 3 work well.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

11234 posts in 1378 days


#2 posted 10-27-2013 01:17 AM

I’m not a fan of miter saws at all! I never got repeatable results with mine. My method of choice is a fence on my miter gauge with a stop block to assure accurate lengths. (and I don’t have nearly as nice a miter gauge as yours!). I’m envious.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View bannerpond1's profile

bannerpond1

241 posts in 586 days


#3 posted 10-27-2013 02:25 AM

Sled for sure. I have one for mitering, one for crosscutting, and one for dadoes. I use good quality 3/4 inch ply in order not to have any cupping.

-- --Dale Page

View mbs's profile

mbs

1458 posts in 1628 days


#4 posted 10-27-2013 04:33 AM

I like to have both.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

5514 posts in 2063 days


#5 posted 10-27-2013 11:45 AM

A good TS setup is inherently more accurate, but the quality of the TS is a variable in that equation. I use my miter saw for rougher carpentry and long molding.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

5771 posts in 2116 days


#6 posted 10-27-2013 12:45 PM

I use a little jig called Miterset to set the miter gauge and get consistently accurate miters.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase