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Recently,Ihadtheopp;rr^r:r. g.ve an in-depth test run to ^ r the best miter gauges on the :r .--_■: They're shown in the ph. : - : ^ the bottoms of these twi

With just a quick glance, you might be shuck by ■_:" _ : . rences in appearance betv But when you look a little _ --tr, you'll find that they all share t le same package of common fc .

Woodhaven Deluxe

Approx. $180

Adjustable curved stop

Bar adjusts with set screws

Stops at ai common angles

Head can be adjusicv _-< through a range of 180°

Kreg Precision

Approx. $160

Adjustable curved stop with magnified cursor for accurate cutoffs

Rule

Bar adjusts with set screws

Position stop

Rockier Su re-Loc

Head allows

180'of adjustment in J 'If increments

Sacrificial MOF fence

It takes a little finicky work to adjust the nylon set screv.s threaded into the edge of the Kreg miter gauge bar and get a good fit.

To fit tne bar on the Rockier Sur^Loc, you spread tie upper and lower piece to fill the slot and then tgnten down a set screw.

First, you need bar that can be adjusted to fit snugly in the slot of '.our particular saw. Second, you want to be able to easily and accurately adjust the head of the gauge to any angle. Accurate preset stops at all the common angles are a must. And finally, an adjustable, auxiliary fence with an easy-to-use stop should round out the package.

Now, all the miter gauges I looked at have these basics, but the surprising thing to me was that they all do it a little differently. And that's the really interesting story here.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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