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Forum topic by SnowyRiver posted 03-11-2009 02:47 AM 1112 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2009 02:47 AM

I was looking for a good table saw miter gauge. I looked at various ones, but couldnt decide just what would be best. I thought the Incra 1000 SE or HD was interesting. I was wondering if any of you have used these or have any ideas? I have a Powermatic 66 saw with the standard miter gauge track.

Thanks

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN


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#1 posted 03-11-2009 03:02 AM

Wayne, I have the 1000SE and found that it improved the performance of my saw (but with a Craftsman saw any upgrade will improve its performance). In my opinion it actually outperforms my Hitachi slider for crosscutting operations so I am beginning to shift more of these cuts from my miter saw to the table saw.

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 03:36 AM

I have been using Osborne’s EB-3 for a couple of months now and I am really impressed. The 45’s are dead on and the support it provides is awesome. Not really a complaint, but an observation, but these are not simple miter guages and require a bit more time to setup.

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 03:36 AM

I have the v27 which I found for just over 40 bucks and it is more than enough for me.

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 04:25 AM

Wayne,

I recently purchased the Kreg Precision miter gauge and so far have been very happy with it.

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#5 posted 03-11-2009 05:27 AM

These are not as fancy as Incra but they are accurate:

http://www.woodhaven.com/

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#6 posted 03-11-2009 05:51 AM

You might take a look at the MiterSet I got one for Christmas and it makes the miter gauge I already had work like a champ. There’s a video on the web site.

http://miterset.home.comcast.net/~miterset/index.html

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#7 posted 03-11-2009 09:12 AM

I also use the Incra 1000SE and am very happy with it. Easy to use, stays aligned, doesn’t fall apart. I can’t think of much else I need from it! I have a vbunch of photos adn more details at the link below if that wold help.

Incra 1000SE Review

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#8 posted 03-11-2009 11:46 AM

If I was asked to pick the top 5 tools in my shop, the Incra 1000SE would be in there. It is a great system and very accruate.

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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#9 posted 03-11-2009 03:36 PM

Thanks for all the comments folks. I was kind of leaning towards the Incra, but hadnt done all my homework yet. I will be looking into the others mentioned too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 03-12-2009 07:22 PM

Incra 1000SE here too! I would buy it again.
Bill

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#11 posted 03-13-2009 02:23 AM

I own an Incra V27, Osborne EB-3, and a Jet/Woodhaven Deluxe. All are excellent gauges with different strengths. It’s hard to argue with the bang for the buck that the V27 provides….it benefits from an aftermarket or shop built fence. The EB-3 has a very sturdy fence for larger pieces but is a larger and more cumbersome gauge to use in general. The Woodhaven is built like a tank, and has next to no variability, but is also the most difficult to change angles with. It also benefits from a fence.

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#12 posted 03-13-2009 02:30 AM

I also use the Incra 1000SE. Couldn’t do without it on the table saw. I use it for cross cuts and to mount my box joint jig on. I just bought a Rockler router table and it looks like it will work just fine on it too. The thing I like most about the 1000SE is how is it is to adjust. Really simple…... I like simple.

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