Delta Industrial Miter Gauge

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
1.5
out of 5
Brand:
Delta
Model:
36-946
Price:
$140

Description

* Material stop for accurate repetitive cuts
* Large 24-inch fence face provides added material support
* Large graduated miter scale for fast, accurate adjustments
* Miter bar expansion slots allow fine-tuning to fit standard 3/4"x3/8" miter slots
* Positive detents at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30° and 45°

WOOD magazine review

Includes hold-down clamp

Review Summary

This model has been discontinued. High points: Top-adjusting miter bar makes fitting it to the slot easy. Stout, quick-release hold-down resizes to any workpiece thickness instantly. Low points: No length scale on fence, so you must measure from the blade to set the length stop. Miter scale is partially hidden, making it difficult to eyeball fractional degrees. Requires some disassembly and reassembly to use in the right miter slot. No way to mount an auxiliary face without drilling fence.
More points: Similar to the Osborne EB-3, which costs less but lacks hold-down.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

Reader Reviews

It's no Osborne EB-3

Review Summary

At least that is what I think they were trying for. I have never used the Osborne but I have heard such great things about it. I am shocked this clone is so bad. For starters the angle brace is too flimsy. It has detents in it for 45 and 90 degrees. There is so much play in them that there is no way accurate and repeatable angles could be achieved. It was a pain to change from the left to the right of the blade.
It locks down pretty solidly so if you wanted to leave it at 90 degrees it would be ok. I buy a miter gauge to change the angles not leave it at 90 degrees. The long fence is nice but the whole gauge is just too big and bulky to have it be a dedicated to 90 degrees. I actually got this gauge free after rebate when I bought my table saw. I think I paid too much for it.

Detailed Ratings

1.5
out of 5

Performance

1

Features

2

Ease of Use

2

Value

1

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