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Forum topic by Mark Geserick posted 08-15-2007 01:22 PM 1509 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Geserick

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08-15-2007 01:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw miter gauge after market

I saw a very cool miter gauge while watching the “new yankee workshop” The one Norm uses has a diagnal bar attached to it the provide stability. Does anyone use this model, and would you recommend it?

-- Mark, South Jersey


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#1 posted 08-15-2007 04:32 PM

Here is what the NYW site says
Osborne EB-3 Miter Gauge
The standard mitre gauges that come with most table saws are often nothing more than an afterthought. They are hard to calibrate, impossible to adjust accurately, and often too small to be useful.
Dave Osborne has studied the problem and come up with the EB-3 a fully featured mitre gauge. This device is so precise that Norm now uses it in lieu of a mitre saw to achieve perfect angled cuts every time. With the addition of the adjustable stop, he can make duplicate pieces with great accuracy. Once you use the EB-3 mitre gauge you will agree it is absolutely indispensab

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#2 posted 08-15-2007 04:47 PM

wow , it looks nice but at $170? You could by a chopsaw for that price. Dang!

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#3 posted 08-15-2007 04:48 PM

I do have one of these and have been pretty happy with its performance… You do how ever, like any gauge, need to check it with a square every now and again to make sure…... I really like the adjustable stop on the gauge it does make for making duplicate pieces very easy….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 08-15-2007 05:08 PM

There were some reviews of various miter gauges on the site a while back if anyone is interested. I’m not sure if the Osborne has been reviewed by a Jock yet. (hint, hint Max)

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/WayneC/blog/1170
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/485
http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/mot/blog/1172

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#5 posted 08-15-2007 09:34 PM

I have and use the Osborne EB-3. I like it, it’s very accurate and have I have never had any issues with it. There are a lot nice miter gauges out there, it can be hard to choose.

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