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knotheadswoodshed

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08-02-2014 05:35 PM

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I have several Incra miter gauge/fence units, each set up for particular uses.
Needless to say, they take up a lot of precious space (I don’t have a flat surface anywhere in my shop that doesn’t have piles of items on them)
my question is how do you guys store your miter gauges?
most particularly, I am looking for ideas or photos of wall hung methods as I have a plywood wall right next to my table saw.
I know this should be a simple thing but I tend to over-think things and end up not getting anything done.
Thanks for any help.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 05:38 PM

I have a few Delta miter gauges that sit on a shelf under the side table on my tablesaw. I also have an Osborn miter gauge that I used most of the time hanging on the wall about 6’ from my saw. Given that it’s full of hole, it just hangs on a nail with a cut down head so I can grab it quickly without having to fight with it.

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knotheadswoodshed

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 05:41 PM

these have the 18” extruded aluminum fences, no holes for hanging, and they are a bit heavy

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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Bill White

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#3 posted 08-02-2014 06:47 PM

All my gauges live on the tooling to which they apply.
NOBODY touches my Incra 1000 SE on the TS except moi.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 07:00 PM

I think a rolling cart may be a good solution for you. Several dedicated shelves for each miter gauge. You could always incorporate a place to put clamps, saw blades, push sticks, tune up tools etc. Use the vertical space fully.

A huge table saw station would also work.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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knotheadswoodshed

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 01:33 PM

no more floor space for a rolling cart

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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English

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 01:50 PM

My miter gauges rest either on the machine they go to or hang on the side of the machine for easy access.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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timbertailor

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 02:32 PM



no more floor space for a rolling cart

- knotheadswoodshed

In the same boat. My EB3 used to hang on the router table but since the rebuild, I try to keep it on the table saw. Its size and built in holes make it a little easier to hang on the wall.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#8 posted 08-03-2014 06:45 PM

I have a couple of metal shelving units that store my miter gauges and sleds.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 08-03-2014 09:07 PM

Like this using the original hanger that came with the saw. Can’t remember the last time I used it though.

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papadan

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#10 posted 08-03-2014 10:18 PM

No pics because I just moved, but I use 2 shelf brackets about 8” apart on the wall and hang my miter gauges and other fences on them.

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 08-03-2014 10:50 PM

I just leave my incra on my saw. Gonna build a shelf eventually.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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TheFridge

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#12 posted 08-03-2014 10:51 PM

I just leave my incra on my saw. Gonna build a shelf eventually.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 08-03-2014 11:01 PM

The Osborne EB3 has nice screw sized holes in it. I hang it on the wall.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#14 posted 08-04-2014 01:20 PM

My Incra stays on the left side of the saw or on the bench behind it when using a sled or doing some other non gauge function. Try a shelf under one of the wings of the TS. On the router tables, they go on the shelf below the table. Spares sit on a shelf somewhere out of the way til I need them.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#15 posted 08-04-2014 01:50 PM

I hang the one I use for my table saw on on the side of a extension cabinet. The cabinet is 3/4 ply and i inserted dowels to hang it on. Convenient and out of the way when not in use. I also have another Incra next to my router table and another hanging on the side of my bandsaw.

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