As many of you may have read, I bought the Kreg Precision Miter gauge
several weeks ago and it did not index properly so I returned it. Bought
the Osborn 3, It had way too much slop in the fence at the extended arm 45
degree setting, so I returned it. I then ordered the Blue Kreg Precision
Miter gauge and the unit that came in was much better than the first one.
Still the indexing pin wobbled and you could not rely on the pin to
accurately index the gauge. Talking to Kreg through e-mail, 2 new pins were
sent out to correct the problem. One pin was worse than the first, the
second pin would not fit in the hole. Another e-mail to Kreg and they said
that they would pull a new unit, let 2 engineers check it out and sent that
one to me.
That finally worked.
In the mean time I got to use the second gauge and fence system making 100
or so cross cuts with it. I love the feel and using it over and over on
repeated cuts was uneventful. No sore hand, and the gauge never felt
awkward. I prefer to push the gage and fence assembly by the fence rather
than the handle. All in all, the gauge NOW performs as advertised.
If you consider this gauge, I strongly advise buying from a local dealer and
checking the indexing pen for wobble and that the Veriner Scale does not
move, before leaving the store. It basically took 3 gauges and 2 extra
indexing pins to finally get a gauge that would index exactly where you
would expect it to index at. IMHO all other features of the system shine
brightly with never a problem.