Incra Miter 1000SE miter gauge

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Incra
Model:
Miter 1000SE
Price:
$140

Description

The Miter 1000 Special Edition (SE) builds on the foundation provided by the Miter 1000. The Incra exclusive AngleLOCK Indexing System delivers 41 lock solid angle stops in 5° increments over a full 180° range. Combine this with the included GlideLOCK Miter Bar, Telescoping IncraLOCK Cut-off Fence and the Incra Flip Shop Stop, and you'll easily achieve mitering accuracy that you never thought possible. Whether it's your basic 90° cut-off, simple picture frames, or a 20-sided object, the Miter1000SE by Incra delivers perfect, repeatable accuracy. First time, Every time, Any angle.

GlideLOCK Miter Bar: Six expansion discs adjust both sides of the bar for ZERO side play, low-friction travel on all table saws with standard miter gauge channels, including Delta, Craftsman, imports, etc. An excellent fit in the channel directly transfers the Miter 1000SE's incredible accuracy directly to your project. The Miter 1000's adjustable miter bar will fit square-sided miter slots measuring 3/4" wide, 3/8" deep, and with or without a 15/16" T-slot at the bottom. The miter bar's adjustment range accommodates actual slot widths between 0.740" and 0.765".

Telescoping IncraLOCK Fence: This Miter Fence telescopes from 18" to a full 31" length and features a front T-slot for adding a wooden zero-clearance sub fence. The Miter 1000SE's Flip Shop Stop is equipped with INCRA's patented incremental positioning racks for incredible cut-length accuracy and 100% day-to-day repeatability.

Special Edition 1/10th° Vernier Cursor: Precision angle indexing teeth are laser cut in solid steel to lock in positive angle stops every 5° over a 180° range, with special stops at 22-1/2° and 67-1/2°. A stainless steel vernier cursor delivers an incredible 1/10th° resolution between fixed steps.

WOOD magazine review

Accurate to within .1°—and with a great fence

Review Summary

High points: Positive miter stops every 5°, plus 22.5°, 67.5°, and a vernier scale to set angles with .1° accuracy. The best length stop in the test: precise 1/32" repeatability, microadjustability, and miter cuts can’t accidentally slide past it. You can even separate it to make two stops up to about 8" apart. Works equally well with a 3/4"-thick auxiliary face. Top-adjusting miter bar makes fitting it to the slot easy. 18"-long fence extends to 31".
Low points: Ball-head hex tool (included) is required to adjust fence on miter head or lengthen telescoping extension. Three steps required to set non-stopped angles (loosen handle, disengage pawl, swing vernier scale into place).

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

My goto miter gauge

Review Summary

Before I get to the good stuff, I have one major gripe. Straight out of the bod the fence needs to be shimmed to be 90 degrees to the table. There is a stamped steel angle piece that connects the head to the fence. As precise as Incra tools are, it should be a machined piece instead of stamped steel. I don’t know why this bothers me. You shim it once and you are done. Maybe it is because there are other miter gauges that are perfect out of the box.
I am fine with the hex driver required to set the fence that a lot of people complain about. Now to the good stuff. The steel head rides on a piece of plastic or phenolic so the head does not scratch your cast iron table. The miter bar has adjustable plastic discs that ride against the miter slot. You are able to adjust the amount of play between the bar and the slot. The plastic also eliminates the metal on metal contact of the bar and the slot. The head has a full 180 degree swing with settings every 5 degrees and a few more common ones in-between. Once set, the angles are both accurate and repeatable. The length of the fence is pretty good. The fence has dual length stops that can be adjusted by the rods at the bottom of the stops, micro teeth at the top of the fence, or the micro adjust at the top of the fence

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Very Accurate Miter Gauge

Review Summary

Compaired to other miter gauges, I found this one to be very accurate. Although the initial adjustments may take a little time to set-up to ensure the proper accuracy, it was well worth extended effort. It fits to just most table saws. As perviously noted it adjusts from 18 to 31 inches, which eliminates the need for some jigs. It can be used with other saw jigs to expand its capabilties. It was one of the best investments I made for my table saw.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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