Originally Posted by The Everyman Show
Woodenthings thank you for sharing those pics and that is quite a collection. I must admit I feel truly miter gauge deficient after looking at all those different types. I still only possess the one my saw came with and I have since built two cross cut sleds – one for 90 degree and one for 45 degree.
I am interested - do you find you use them all for different sawing activities or, as your collection grew, do you find yourself favoring a single one over others which would serve the same function?
The one I use is the one I can find!
I'm still tryin' to find the top of my table saw. Believe it or not they all fit on my twin engined saw except, the new Craftsman with the hold down clamp. It won't even slide in the groove, so that one is used only on the new Craftsman saw 22124. I left out one from the Powerematic 68 12" saw, but no one will know unless they read this! I do like and use the small Incra a lot, since the angle setting is very precise. The large Incra is new and I haven't found a "need" for it yet, but hey, it was on sale...saved about $80. The sliding table saws are real appealing, SCMI and others like Gus Dearing has, but I'm only a retired woodworker and even that's questionable. ( the woodworker part)
The "dual" set up just assures more support for 90 degree cuts, but a crosscut sled would be the way to go for accurate miters if you didn't have a RAS or a SCMS . My theory is ...long workpieces, move the saw, use a miter saw. For short workpieces ( 12" and less), move the work, use a tablesaw.
BTW another 5" or so of length on the miter bar would be great if manufactures would make them a little longer. JMO bill