Do your woodworking projects turn out a little less (or more…) than square? It might be time for you to graduate from the table saw miter gauge that came with your machine.
A recent thread at the WoodNet forum, “Considering buying an aftermarket miter gauge,” set me off on a quest to see what other woodworkers thought about the miter gauges available today. I tallied votes and support for specific miter gauges to bring you the following list in order of popularity.
Incra won by a landslide, but most popular doesn’t mean that they’re the best for your purposes. When available I included links to detailed reviews of specific models of all the most popular miter gauges. You should read these reviews for the miter gauges you’re considering and THEN read through the forum threads to see if there are specific recommendations or restrictions for the model you’re considering.
Without further ado, here are the results!
Incra Brand Miter Gauges: 20 Votes Total
Incra 1000SE Miter Gauge: 11 votes
Incra V27 Miter Gauge: 5 votes
Incra 5000 Miter Gauge: 1 vote
Incra 3000 Miter Gauge: 1 vote
Incra Miter Gauge Reviews:
Incra V27 Miter Gauge (epinions)
Incra V27 Mitre Gauge (online tool reviews)
Incra Miter Express Review
Incra Miter5000 Sled & Miter3000 Review
Woodhaven Miter Gauge: 8 Votes Total
Osborne EB3 Miter Gauge: 6 Votes
Osborne Miter Gauge Reviews:
Osborne EB-3 Miter Gauge Review
Epinions review of the EB-3
Tom Hintz Osborne EB-3 Review
The Osborne EB-2 Miter Gauge
Kreg Precision Miter Gauge: 4 Votes
Kreg Miter Gauge Reviews:
Kreg Precision Miter Gauge by Bill Esposito
Kreg Precision Miter Gauge Review (online tool review)
The forum threads we used in this thread:
Considering buying an aftermarket miter gauge
Osborne Miter Gauge?
Best Miter Gauge?
More Table Saw Miter Gauge Resources:
Miter Set – increase the accuracy and range of your existing miter gauge.
High-end Miter Gauge Comparison
Squaring Your Miter Gauge the Right Way
Make Your Own Crosscut Sled
Aftermarket miter gauge? (from Rigid forum)