Osborne or Incra?
Okay. You guys have brushed on this here and there. But now I want to know. Buying me a Christmas present.
"Osborne EB3 Excalibur Miter Gauge vs. Incra 1000SE Miter Gauge"
I want to buy just one of the 2. Here is what I have going on...
I have a saw with 2 left miter slots. First is 10" from the blade. Second is 10" from that miter slot. All three of my miter slots (2 left, 1 right) extend across 48".
Obsborne has good reviews as being sturdy and accurate. It gets knocks for not being able to adapt things (accessories and fence extensions) to their special fence extrusion.
Incra has good reviews as being very accurate. It has a standard aluminum extrusion that you can hang accessories off of. It gets knocks for fence flex.
Now let me throw a wrench into it... I can get both for about the same price, if I buy soon. (Christmas specials.) I want the ability to add another lower priced miter gauge, that can attach to an aluminum extrusion, to use "my" second miter slot for support... Using the hybrid assembly as a crosscut fence. I have jigs, fence stops, material hold-downs and other accessories that mount via t-slots...
So, let's hear from owner's here who have one of them and what they think might work best for me for what "I" want to use it for. Info please?
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