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post #1 of 9 Old 05-19-2019, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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New owner to an old 1978 Powermatic 68 Tablesaw. Would like to get a mitre guage and upgrade to a new accurate rip fence system Looking for ideas from anyone. Would like to know if the INCRA accurate mitre guage will fit and information on a retrofit to new fence system.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-19-2019, 09:28 PM
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I have a 68 Powermatic also ....

It came with a Biesemeyer fence, which locks on the front rail. It's a great heavy duty production fence and stays put where it's locked. The factory miter gauge is a beast, but not any different than a Grizzly miter gauge in physical dimensions. They have several versions, but I'd get this one:
https://www.grizzly.com/products/Gri...er-Gauge/G5799

For more precise miters there's always this which I also have:
https://www.grizzly.com/products/Inc...-Edition/H7479

A sled will give you better support, but an extended fence like on the Incra is really good also.

I made a mobile base for my saw, but it had to be heavy duty:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/...ablesaw-11044/
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Welcome to the forum, Larren! Add your location to your profile so it shows in the side panel.

We do like photos so show us your PM68, shop, other tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready.

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It's highly likely you can get a different brand miter gauge to fit your saw. The miter slots are pretty standard 3/8"x3/4". I have a delta saw, two craftsman and a grizzly that use the same size miter gauge and I know they would fit powermatic. INCRA I don't have so I can say for sure.
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You can use any Incra miter gauge.

While checking out Inca’s web site deciding which miter gauge to get, check out their table saw fence. It is a design that is different and more accurate then any other table saw fence you might look at. It’s a LS Positioner system similar to the fences they make for router tables.


In woodworking there is always more then one way to accomplish something.
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Will do. Great idea. Trying to figure out how to add pictures, I am not on the cutting edge of technical evolution and no grandkids around to show me. Thanks for the feedback.
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Will try to add to my “less than robust” introduction. Am trying to add photos of my equipment as they are worth a thousand words, they say. Thanks for you response.
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I love my "Osborne" miter gauge.
http://www.osbornemfg.com/catalog.htm

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Will do. Great idea. Trying to figure out how to add pictures, I am not on the cutting edge of technical evolution and no grandkids around to show me. Thanks for the feedback.
Larren, Look just below the box where you type your message. There is a box labeled "Drag and Drop File Upload". If your file is on your computer you add it there. OR Scroll down, you will see (in Red) "go advanced'. You can use the paper clip to add the file from your computer.

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