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Forum topic by Jon1094 posted 308 days ago 692 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jon1094

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308 days ago

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.


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shopdog

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#1 posted 308 days ago

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

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 307 days ago

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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bannerpond1

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#3 posted 307 days ago

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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mbs

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#4 posted 307 days ago

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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knotscott

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#5 posted 306 days ago

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....

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 306 days ago

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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