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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 11-29-2014 03:27 AM 1821 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tedstor

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11-29-2014 03:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: miter gauge incra v120 v27

Amazon is currently selling the V27 for $57 and the V120 for $62. Basically the same price for all intents and purposes. I’m actually leaning toward the V27 since I just need something to reliably cut the “usual” 22.5 and 45 degree angles. I’m also not a fan of buying a tool that has more features than I ‘think’ I need. I like things to be simple (for a simpleton like me).
All that said, I’m probably going to pull the trigger on the V27 since I don’t ‘think’ I need the additional settings offered by the 120. Or do I?

Is there a LJ in the room that has the V27 but wishes they had the V120?

Any comments on these miter gauges in general?

TIA


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Tedstor

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 03:57 AM

Nevermind. Sorry. I searched this topic before posting, but searched for “inca” instead of “incra”. I just corrected the seach criteria and found 5 pages worth of info.
Feel free to comment anyways if you’d like.

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 05:15 AM

A couple of years ago I was looking for an inexpensive miter gauge for my table saw ,bought a V27 and find it very easy to use and more accurate than I expected,have had no reason to upgrade to a better one.buy it, you will not be sorry.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 05:18 AM

1000hd is pure awesome. But if you know you don’t need an upgrade I wouldn’t bother either.

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

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 09:20 AM

I have the V27 only two complaints. It appears I paid twice as much as I needed to reading your post and the adjustment rollers are almost impossible to turn the screws.

READ up on some blogs on HOW to adjust the nylon rollers. One cant do it like the manual says you should be able to or you will strip out the screws

-- Rich

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#5 posted 11-29-2014 01:47 PM

I have the v27 and it works just fine. It is infinitely adjustable as you don’t have to use the notches for those few angle cuts that may not fall in 5° increments.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 11-29-2014 03:00 PM

I also am perfectly satisfied with the V-27.
Now, if I just had a better saw than the Ridgid4512/Craftsman21833 POS to use it on things would be golden.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#7 posted 11-29-2014 03:18 PM

Thanks for the replies. V27 was just ordered.

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#8 posted 11-29-2014 08:18 PM

The V-120 is designed exclusively for dentist woodworkers. So many teeth. Like a velociraptor.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#9 posted 11-29-2014 09:09 PM



The V-120 is designed exclusively for dentist woodworkers. So many teeth. Like a velociraptor.

- ElChe


+1,lol.thanks for the laugh.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 12-02-2014 02:17 AM

I have the Incra 1000SD, ?? and it is awesome. Extremely accurate and a joy to use. I use it everyday in the shop. I also recently purchased tlhe Incra 32” TS LS fence system. Now my projects are coming out exactly as they should be. If you can, save for the 1000, or beg Santa for one, you won’t be disappointed. It will do everything you need and then some.

-- My Father was my mentor for my woodworking hobby and knowledge. Luv ya Dad.

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