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Hi all,

I've seen all good reviews and feedback on the Incra 1000se.
Does anyone have any experience on the 1000HD ?
The price jumps from about $160 to $190. Since never having a "real nice" miter gauge, not sure what I should be looking for to justify a price increase. I"m sure the SE would suit me fine, just want to have better support for workpieces at angles or just everyday operation. Flip stops are nice. Does anyone know if using a zero clearance sub-fence is possible with these models? Just thinking ahead about tear-out issues. Thanks in advance.
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I would go with the HD version. It is very much like the SE but has a redesigned head that has individual notches for each full degree. that alone makes it easier to be accurate but also makes the "fine tuning" system easier to use. If you can't get something dead on with the HD version, you aren't trying!
I have reviews of both versions at the link below with photos, video and details on both if that info would help. (scroll down to Miter Gauges)

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Thanks Tom, again, a wealth of knowledge from you.
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Steve, I just went through the same dilemma, and Tom is right, the biggest difference is the 1 detents. I would very rarely use other then 22 1/2, 45 or 90 anyway, and if I did the SE has a very accurate vernier scale on it. I went for the SE which was $50 cheaper at the time. It works great.

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That's kinda what I thought, and was hoping, for the sake of saving the extra $.$$
And I too would probably stay within the well worn road of 45/90/22.5 most of the time. As long as the gauge is accurate otherwise, why not save some dough? It's got a flip stop, extends to 30+ inches, and is made by a high standard company. I'm sure even their cheapest is miles above most.
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Looks a lot like the 3000se which I've been very happy with.

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Hi Steve,
I got the 1000SE about a year ago, on sale at Rockler. It was only $99 w/free shipping. I have been very happy with it.

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$99....That's the deal I'd like to find. Until then, I'm just going to have to keep going through all my junk in the basement and nickel-and-dime them away on Craig's List to raise the funds.
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Amazon has the 1000SE on sale for $104 with free shipping. Can't beat that deal.
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Amazon has the 1000SE on sale for $104 with free shipping. Can't beat that deal.
Dude, you just saved me like $60+ !
Thanks Joe.

Now all I've have to do is save up is 5c aluminum cans instead of selling stuff on CL.

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