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Thinking of upgrading my miter gauge.

I am thinking of upgrading my miter gauge and see that the Osbourne EB-3 is on sale for $99.00 at WC. Does anyone have any opinions of the EB-3 they could share with me? It has a lot of features that are appealing. Thanks in advance.
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I upgraded my Jet with a Jessem. It was not cheap but I have never regretted one dime of it.
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I don't really know anything about this one, but I just upgraded to the Incra 3000-SE and thus far, I'm very happy with it.

http://www.incra.com/product_miter3000se.htm

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I bought the osbourne years ago, and love it. I know that alot of people on here use the incra, but I do not regret getting my osbourne. I have used it to cut panels and some segmented stuff, and love it.... .I don't think you will regret it.

If you are planning on cutting alot of segmented stuff, then the incra may be the way to go, because the osbourne only has "preset" notches for the most common angles (22.5, 30, 45).

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the info. I ordered one, it was on sale for 99 so I guess I can't go too wrong. If it sucks I will send it back, but I've done a lot of the reading of the online reviews and most of the negative reviews....most of them.....pertain to variables not necessarily involved with the gauge itself but possibly their saws miter slots. It should be a huge improvement on my stock gauge, I'll let you know when I get it and have some time to use it. I won't be making segmented projects, so I think this will be ideal with the pre-set stops it has.
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That's awesome. Let us know what you think of it when it arrives. Sounds like you got an awesome deal on it. I actually googled it and they sell for a heck of a lot more than $99.

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I don't really know anything about this one, but I just upgraded to the Incra 3000-SE and thus far, I'm very happy with it.

http://www.incra.com/product_miter3000se.htm
I have been thinking of getting that for the Unisaw.
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an old thread may help

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/mi...ges-one-13121/
But since you already ordered it I'll just throw this at Ya. I personally like a miter gauge with a sacrificial wooden fence.
That way I can saw into it a get the precise kerf at the correct angle and or bevel I am "trying" to use. It shows both sides of the kerf which you need sometimes for your measurements.
I do have the Osborne and it's well made and precise. So you did well and I think I got mine at WC also on sale a while back. bill

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Why do you even want a miter gauge? I cannot even remember the last time I used mine.

A good table saw sled will do the same job better. Plus it will do things you cannot do with a miter gauge. You can either make your own or purchase one for about the same price as a miter gauge.

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I like the EB-3 a lot....over the years it's become my most used miter gauge. I've also got an Incra V27 that's really nice for the price too. I had a Jet/Woodhaven Deluxe that was built like a tank and worked well, but was much more cumbersome to adjust angles on...I ended up selling it with my 22124.
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Why do you even want a miter gauge? I cannot even remember the last time I used mine.

A good table saw sled will do the same job better. Plus it will do things you cannot do with a miter gauge. You can either make your own or purchase one for about the same price as a miter gauge.

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One word. Storage. I built a 45 degree sled awhile back and the thing is so large I have no where to put it. With space at a premium I was looking for and am excited to get a quality guage that won't eat up so much space. I do enjoy building some things, but on some things I'd just rather buy. I have been using my miter saw for my miters and am looking forward to using the table saw more.
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