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Forum topic by Jon1094 posted 10-26-2013 06:18 AM 1282 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2013 06:18 AM

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

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

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.

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

I sometimes use my miter sled…

other times I use my Incra 1000se
It’s very versatile for cutting any angle.

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

All 3 work well.

-- Steve--

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

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#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

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