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I'm searching for a good miter gauge to use on my router table. I have the miter track installed(incra). There’s a lot out there. What’s the best? What’s a good entry level? Can I build one? Thanks

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I'm searching for a good miter gauge to use on my router table. I have the miter track installed(incra). There’s a lot out there. What’s the best? What’s a good entry level? Can I build one? Thanks
Hi Mike.... I haven't handled a lot of them but I do have the Incra V120. I like the way it's adjustable to take any slop out of the mitre track and once it is set up for a 90 degree cut, all the rest of the stops , -60 to +60, are preset and dead on. The V27 is a little cheaper and also get good reviews but I haven't used it.

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Hi Mike,

Incra is the leader when it comes to miter gauges.
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I'm using an old half-circle protractor from my school days, my dad's sliding bevel, a board with a straight edge and a couple of carefully placed clamps. Works every time.

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Mike...

Incra probably makes the premiere line of miter guages. Their entry level guages are an excellent choice, exceptionally accurate at a very reasonable price point.
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I've been using the Incra V27 for 7 years and never felt a need for anything more than that.

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the v27 looks like a good precision miter guage and its reasonabley priced. thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Although I like Incra and have their system on my router table, I rarely use a miter gauge at the router table. My Osborne EB-3 is used exclusively on my table saw.

I would suggest a jig like the Infinity COP-100 for coping and shaping operations at the router table.


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Get an Incra. they are accurate and resetable to an exact degree(some to a few minutes).
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Get an Incra. they are accurate and resetable to an exact degree(some to a few minutes).
Hi Mike:

No matter how accurate the instrument it all depends on the short circuit between the instrument and the floor. Sometimes such connection lacks in conductivity

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