Well thank you but I don't want to change you miter slot settings from
your saw to mine and then back again....
I am not sure the thing is available any more. I visited all the
dealers that Woodhaven listed and none show the miter gauge and one
listed the Deluxe as discontinued.. ;~( Next time I am over I'll try to
take a closer look.
I have had a Woodhaven basic model for a number of years and it stays
where you put it every single time.
The two big setting of 90 and 45 are set with a registration pin and
will not move.
I also have my original 1966 Delta miter guage that came with my 12/14
saw and it is "very" accurate even 46 years later.
It also weighs in at about 20 lbs.
I would get on the horn with Kreg...they are very nice folks.
I forget who they bought that miter guage deal from.
Well Swingman has reminded me that his is a Woodhaven and I have been
looking closely at those. My Kreg works almost exactly the same way. I
liked it because the indexing pin insures you that the gauge is at 90 or
what ever every time.
Same here except my indexing pin really would not move. LOL
Already have and they want pictures..
I for get too, I bought the Kreg during the transition.
After some recommendations here on TS accessories, I went
a bump up and got the Incra 1000SE. Waiting and looking, it
came to me locally for 120 + the government. The HD was
a contender. But the superior refinements of degree selection
on the SE, confirmed by comparing accounts of experiences,
prodded the decision.
I like it. My saw is left-tilt and it goes on the left side. No
operation has commanded positioning it on the right yet.
I'd guess it might take 5 minutes to switch it the first time,
and a lot less once you get the motions on autoprogram.
The adjustable, expansive Teflon washers to snug up the
miter bar in the slot had one out of position and three
that did need the indicated tuning. If you expand them
so the slot gets into the no-go zone, flip them up
and set the slit line back further before adjusting.
If you want to cut degrees into tenths, it will. You
can use the flip stop as a hold down on your board
for operations where you aren't using it
as a stop.
There was one slip in the directions. You need to loosen
the clamp knob before peforming continuous angle
adjustments in step 2 of "Changing Angle Settings".
Honestly, if you a guy that far and didn't do it, put
the traffic cone on the head...but they mentioned it
where appropriate elsewhere and should have there.
A ball hex key is supplied for various adjustments.
Were I to make a lot of them, I'd be replacing some
of the frequently involved hex screws with thumbscrews.
If the stop rods were graduated, that would have been
nice too. The unit works well without those improvements.
Will you be able to make finicky cuts measuring better
than you can measuring and making a trial cut? No.
There's a toothed engagement strip to fix the positioning
of the flip stop when it's moved. They give you a
lifetime replacment on said strip. But if you honestly
loosen the flip stop enough so it clears the strip
when you move it, you'll never have to use the
Would I buy it again? Hear the hearbeat. And I checked
a range of reviews with a unanimous report of the
same cardiac response.
Thanks for the review. At the moment my biggest problem with the Incras
equiped with the flip stop and expandable fence is the hassle of
The Kreg takes a couple of seconds with no tools, but it is not
expandable. The Incra appears to take perhaps 5 minutes to switch from
the left to the right side of the blade. And yes I use both sides about
What I have is the same or similar. Switching between left and right of
sawblade isn't much of a problem. A bigger one might be that it really
needs to have the full width(depth) of the fence on the saw table.
And, for smaller things I'd like some better holddown method ...
Opinion of a newbie at the craft, but I have had this miterfence for quite
a while ...
Do you not find switching the fence extension to the other side a
problem/PIA? In my case I might do this 3`4 times a day. With the Kreg
you loosen 2 wing nuts, slide the fence and tighten the wing nuts. But
then again I have no fence extension.I guess I could leave the fence
extension off un less I needed to use it....There is a thought.
For small pieces I use the eraser on the end of a new pencil as a hold
You mention the HD as a contender, which one is that?
If I need to do accurate miters, I use my Dubby sled, each degree of
adjustment requires about 1/4" of fence movement, basically it would be
difficult to miss a setting with that much movement needed to change the
angle 1 degree. The degree scale is at the opposite end of the fence
Basically I like the flip stops and am not that concerned about multiple
angle cuts since 99.9% of my cuts are at 90 degrees. I just want to
know that if it looks like the gauge is set on 90 it absolutely is. The
Kreg indexing pin assured me of that.
Thanks again for the review.
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