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gauge very rigid. When you sec an angle, it holds it.

The fcncc of the guide will angle 45 degrees in one direction, and slightly more than 45 degrees in the other. If the miter guide is used to cut common angles (90, 45, and 22.5 degrees), the preset detents on the index bar can be used. As the index bar slides in and out of its housing, a spring-loaded ball bearing falls into a detent at preset locations. The bar is locked by tightening a threaded knob.

I found this arrangement a bit finicky. It is not as positive a stop as you might have with a spring-loaded plunger snapping into a hole. A screw above the bearing can be tightened to provide more pressure, but this also increases the drag of the bearing on the index bar, which causes additional wear. Osborne is developing a new model with a larger ball bearing that should make proper registration in the detents easier.

I found all the preset angles (90, 45, etc.) were accurate. This is essential because there is no way to adjust them. Setting the fcncc to angles other than the factory presets is easy. Individual angle divisions on the index bar are approximately 1/8-in.

apart. This simplifies setting the tool to accurate angles, or even fractions of angles.

The 25-1/2 in.-long fcncc provides plenty of support for long pieces. The stop block, that can be used on the non-skid face or the aluminum facc, is designed to flip out of the way when not in use. I ended up removing it completely when I wasn't using it because it kept falling down when I tried to stow it. A self-adhesive tape measure is included, and can be adhered to the aluminum face. Unfortunately, you can't recalibrate the ruler when you change blades.

No miter guide will work well if the bar does not fit in the miter gauge slot of your tablesaw. The guide bar for the EB-2 includes two set screws chat allow the user to fine tunc the width of the bar and adjust it to the width of any tablesaw slot. The screw adjust-mcnt allowed the bar to fit perfectly in my Delta Contractor's saw. The guide bar has a washer at the end for saws with t-slots, but the washer is easily removed.

To make the triangular design of this tool work, the guide bar extends about 9-ln. back from the fcncc, toward the saw operator. When cross-

The fence is reversible—plain aluminum on one side and a non-skid face on the other.

cutting wide stock, I found this pro-

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The guide bar has a washer for t-slotted saws, and set screws to custom fit the bar to the slot.

The triangular arrangement of fence and cross bar makes this gauge very rigid. Once set to an angle, it holds it.

Angles are set on the cross bar. Because of the wide distance between divisions, very precise angles can be set.

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