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+1 for the Incra 1000SE
I started to order an Osborne a few minutes ago, but I noticed a potential issue that I'm sure I'm not the first one to notice. The fence is made out of aluminum. The tip of the fence has to be extremely close to the blade for accuracy. The flesh-sensing brake on a SawStop will fire if the metal gets too close or touches the blade if your hand is touching the fence. (The sensor is a proximity detector. Actual contact with the blade is not required. According to the company, some brakes are more sensitive than others.) There's a video that shows how to make a sacrificial end to the fence, which would solve the problem. Another alternative would be to turn off the brake sensor when using the fence. What are SawStop users doing to protect against accidental activation when using this fence? I love that the company is in North Carolina, but I don't want to buy more blades and brakes to use the fence.I have both the Oborne and the Incra 1000. The Osborne is my go to gauge. It is easy to set up, holds true and repeat cuts, if necessary, are consistent. Not short-selling the Incra, I am just more comfortable with the Osborne.
I have this and the Incra 1000SE, I prefer the standard Incra 1000. The SE model has too many moving parts and seems too heavy and cumbersome for everyday use. If I need repetitive crosscuts I use my chopsaw with stops, it makes more sense to me. I would be willing to sell the SE if you or anyone else interested
Hi Wally, With all the Christmas stuff flying around I will most likely be after 1st of the year. THANKS I'll try to get out there and take you up on your offer.Where are you located? I am east of Charlotte outside of Locust, NC. You can play with my Osborne all you want.
thank you - in playing with the various devices in Klingspor's yesterday, those two devices are the ones that drew my attention the most.. I mean, except for the $1100 sliding table that I would also need a $3300 table saw to attach to...I have both the Oborne and the Incra 1000. The Osborne is my go to gauge. It is easy to set up, holds true and repeat cuts, if necessary, are consistent. Not short-selling the Incra, I am just more comfortable with the Osborne.
I have a Kreg that I got as a door prize several years ago. Finally got around to setting it up last year and I never could get it dialed in. The bar was either too tight to slide properly or had too much slop in it and there was no way to adjust the head to get it perfectly 90° to the blade/fence/slot. I contacted Kreg and they immediately sent a replacement head, but I haven't gotten around to swapping it out to see if the new one is square.Anyone tried the Kreg version miter gauge? Looks similar to the Incra, but is less expensive. Reviews state it's a bit more involved to adjust and set angles.