Incra despatched me a quantity of wonderful miter gauges for the head-to-head device take a look at on this situation, together with this revolutionary sled. Whereas the sled wasn’t a match for the miter-gauge roundup, it’s simply too good to remain quiet about.
The Miter Specific turns your miter gauge right into a crosscut sled, one which cuts miters as simply because it makes sq. cuts. It really works on nearly any desk noticed (examine the web site for parameters) and accepts any miter gauge, offering a big, secure floor that doubles the crosscutting capability. Like all crosscut sled, the Miter Specific carries work previous the blade—which improves accuracy—as an alternative of dragging it throughout the desk the way in which a miter gauge does by itself.
The sled contains two panels: a bigger one which holds the miter gauge and slides previous the blade, and a assist panel that clamps into its miter slot, stopping offcuts from dropping away and splintering. After assembling the components and items of the jig, you slide every panel individually previous the spinning blade, creating zero-clearance surfaces alongside each edges.
The sled is barely pretty much as good as your miter gauge, so it really works greatest with a very good aftermarket mannequin—with dependable stops at frequent angles and a strong flip cease on the fence. I used it with Incra’s Miter 1000HD gauge, one of many winners within the head-to-head take a look at.
Every part about this sled works effectively. Its personal miter bar adjusts for an ideal slot in your noticed desk, very efficient cam screws maintain your miter gauge in place, and you’ll shift the place of the miter gauge and offcut panel to accommodate varied workpieces and chopping angles.
If in case you have a dependable miter gauge, the Incra Miter Specific will make it work wonders.
Photographs: Asa Christiana
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