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Forum topic by reddog2002 posted 12-12-2014 05:02 AM 1161 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2014 05:02 AM

I was thinking of getting the 1000hd or 3000se. For doing diffrent miters. But got to thinking that’s why I have a compound miter saw. The miter gauge might be easier to fine tune or replete cuts. Just wondering what some of you would say. Thanks Stacey

-- Stacey

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 07:29 AM

Incra 1000 hd is a great piece. Just got mine and it is fantastic.

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#2 posted 12-12-2014 10:59 AM

I’ve had the 1000HD for four or five years now and I also have a SCMS. Both have their advantages and I use both. The Incra is definitely easier to accurately and repeatedly set especially on those odd-angle cuts. On the other hand, my Dewalt SCMS will handle 45’s and other standard angles just fine and it’s faster to set those on the DW than using the incra gauge. The SCMS can handle longer stock than the gauge but the 1000HD can be used on any power tool that has a miter gauge slot so I also use it on the router table, belt sander, etc.

Whether it’s worth the cost to you is probably a question of the type of woodworking you’re doing.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#3 posted 12-12-2014 11:31 AM

I have the Incra 1000HD and use it a lot in my segmented turning. When used with a stop block on the table saw, it’s ideal for rapid repetitive cuts. With a little practice I’ve been able to precisely cut 11.25 degree angles for 16 piece rings. It also allows me to change the angle of cut very quickly.
That’s not to say I’ve thrown a tarp over my miter saw cause I use it nearly every day. Guess to sum it up, I”m glad I’ve got both

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#4 posted 12-12-2014 01:50 PM

I have the 1000se and love it. If I can make a cut on the table saw vs miter saw I will do the table saw every time. Good quality product.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 12-12-2014 02:03 PM

I have the 1000SE as well. Great addition to my arsenal.


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#6 posted 12-12-2014 02:39 PM

I bought the Kreg KMS7102 Table Saw Precision Miter Gauge System, got it yesterday and played with it after putting it together. The cut accuracy is amazing compared to my stock Delta miter and very simple to adjust, not to sure about the locking pin hope I don’t loose it. The reason I went with the Kreg is that I have a Kreg Fence system on my band saw and it works great. ( And of course got to keep the colors matching! )

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 12-13-2014 11:57 PM

+3 for the Incra 1000SE. Love mine, accurate, very versitile, easy to use. Like it so much I bought the Incra 32” TS LS fence system. Now I couldn’t do without either one.

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

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#8 posted 12-14-2014 04:34 AM

Here is another vote for the 1000HD. I love mine and can’t imagine doing without it.

-- Earl

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#9 posted 12-14-2014 11:41 AM

A good TS setup with a good miter gauge tends to be more accurate than a miter saw. I relegate my miter saw for 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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