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    Craftsman Digital Miter Gauge

    Interesting new tool from Sears...for precise miter and bevel angles.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ie_13123_A_x18
    Last edited by Dave Trask; 01-30-2008 at 09:59 AM.
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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    It actually got pretty high marks in a recent review. Let me see if I can find it.
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    Definitely looks interesting. If I didn't already have an Incra, I'd probably be tempted by it. I suspect if Sears is selling this, then other companies will likely not be too far behind.
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    It's interesting. My apologies, but I don't like it. It lacks a feature that Incra has solved better than anybody else out there (and I think they patented it, but not sure). Everybody says they have a t-slot washer to fit all t-slot tables, but all that means is the thing won't pop up out of the slot...it doesn't mean a thing as far as slot wiggle is concerned. Incra calls theirs a "Glidelock steel miter bar" and it uses nylon discs that can be cammed against the side of the slot. It works beautifully, doesn't wiggle, and slides like it's riding in butter. Awhile back Woodpecker's was selling the bar only for jigs. I don't think it was moving because they put it on sale. I bought 4. Wish I'd bought 8 cause I can't find it solo anymore. Just my 2 cents, and at today's exchange rates that's probably less than a penny.
    Relax. Have a homebrew.

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    Oops...3 adjustable expansion points. Missed that. Foot in mouth disease.
    Guess I'll go have a homebrew.

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    Actually the Craftsman looks like a knock off of
    the $300 to $400 Salazar Promiter 100

    http://www.salazarsolutions.com/promiter.php
    Pretty neat video demonstration.
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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    No apologies needed!

    Incra Miter 3000
    Nice Indeed for top of the table miter angle cuts.
    The slot adjusters look pretty slick.
    http://www.incra.com/product_miter_3000.htm
    Their video is towards the bottom of the page.
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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