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  1. #31
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    I have the Osborne, would love a second for the other side of the blade. Usually have it set up to cut on the right side of the blade. You can move it around to cut on the left but it takes a few minutes to do.

    The slot width is adjusted from the top with the gauge in the slot. There are three grub screws in a split in the bar. You tighten them with Allen wrench and they expand the bar to take up the slack. Simple and effective.

    I still use the standard mitre gauges that came with the saw with a board screwed to the fence. That pushes the off cut past the blade. A Jorgenson hand screw serves as a stop. I can set the standard mitre gauge very quickly with my Starrett combination square or with a vernier bevel protractor if I need to cut to minutes of a degree. Same works to verify the Osborne if I feel the need.

    I've been pondering getting the Veritas Shooting Board Fence to put on a sled for the table saw. Need a few more gift cards.

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    Bought a V-27 back around 2002. Ordered a piece of extrusion direct from Incra. L-knobs solve the wrench issue as discussed above.

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    I milled some oak to fit in the telescoping tube and hang a wooden sacrificial "flag" on it. I have a few for straight cuts and various common angles.

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    Easy to refresh or replace. I've obviously done other Frankensteinian things to this one over the years. The second one I bought for my router table is more normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Bought a V-27 back around 2002. Ordered a piece of extrusion direct from Incra. L-knobs solve the wrench issue as discussed above.

    I milled some oak to fit in the telescoping tube and hang a wooden sacrificial "flag" on it. I have a few for straight cuts and various common angles.

    Easy to refresh or replace. I've obviously done other Frankensteinian things to this one over the years. The second one I bought for my router table is more normal.
    Glen, my Incra has flip stops (two) that work quite well. Looks like you took these off and made your own. Did you not like the Incra version?

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    if you are buying this for angle setting accuracy, I looked at all of them and then bought a pair of MiterSet gauges to set my existing miter gauge. They require a miter gauge with a 3/4 X 3/8 bar and an accurate fit in the miter slot, but will position your existing miter gauge in 1/2 degree increments very accurately. The Segments gauge lets you set your miter gauge for making cuts for segmented circles where some settings must be made to .001 degrees for the circle segments to fit together correctly. These gauges are built with Aerospace quality and very impressive packaging. To me, they were worth every bit of their cost.

    https://miterset.myshopify.com/produ...et-package-set

    They are also available on Amazon https://www.google.com/search?q=amaz...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    I just wanted you to see all of the possibilities before making your decision.

    Charley

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    Thanks for covering the bases for me.

    The mite gauge that cam with my Laguna table saw has some slop in the bar and a limited set points. Its like most other standard OEM gauges; Not very good.
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    There are ways to tighten them, but first you should carefully measure your miter bar and miter slots to see which is not correct and do this in several places.

    There are plunger kind-of set screws with a spring loaded tip that you could use. Here is a link but similar is available from many sources. http://www.swmanufacturing.com/parts...ring-plungers/ Industrial Supply Houses like Grainger or a bolt specialty store would be the best sources. You would drill the miter bar sideways and threads these holes. Then install several of these all facing the same direction and adjust them to push against one side of the miter slot just enough to take out the slop. Too tight and you will feel the change in resistance as each one enters the miter slot. Too loose and you won't have solved the problem. I would use blue Locktite to make sure they stay at the final setting.

    Of course, you could also do what some have done and use a center punch to dimple one side of the miter bar enough that it fits tight and then carefully remove just enough with a file for it to fit.

    You could also replace the bar with one of the new adjustable bars too.

    I bought both MiterSet gauges and use them with my original Delta miter gauges. Both fit the miter slots of my Unisaw very well and work fine with these gauges.

    Charley
    Last edited by Charles Lent; 04-15-2019 at 8:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beckett View Post
    Glen, my Incra has flip stops (two) that work quite well. Looks like you took these off and made your own. Did you not like the Incra version?
    The V-27 comes as a gauge only; no fence, no stops. I just bought pieces of the extrusion from Incra separately. I try to keep the clutter down by trying to make items do double or triple duty.
    I use the Rockler stops on the router table and the drill press so it made sense, for me, to use them at the tablesaw as well.
    She said “How many woodworking tools do you need?”
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