JessEm Mite-R-Slide Miter Gauge Accessory

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
JessEm
Model:
Mite-R-Slide
Price:
$225

Description

• Measures up to 45° left and right with 180 positive stops
• 20"-long bar with brass adjustable spacers
• 27"-long fence extends up to 36"

WOOD magazine review

Heavy and accurate with telescoping fence

Review Summary

(This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.) High points: Unique two-pin stop system provides positive miter stops every 1/2°, plus a vernier scale for .1° accuracy. The big handle, comfortably sized and knurled for good grip, begs to be used.
Rigid length scale—it's mounted on a steel strip—slides easily, but locks securely to recalibrate after adjusting the fence. Low points: It's heavy—10 lbs. More points: Side-adjusting miter bar requires more trial-and-error fitting than top-adjusting bars, but brass spacers should wear longer than nylon spacers found on other bars.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Very much worth looking for on the secondary market

Review Summary

JessEm made two versions of this miter gauge. The OEM version, with the JessEm brand name on it, is colored red. They also made a blue colored one with the Rockler badge on it. I've got the blue one. It works exactly as advertised and is adjustable down to half of a degree thanks to the ingenious double pin strategy for gross and fine settings.
Once you're done with the angle cut it can be returned quickly and easily back to a zero setting for 90° crosscuts. It's got a layer of slick tape on the underside, making it slide easily across the table surface. I don't find the weight to be any kind of a drawback. In fact, it feels robust and beefy, not like a toy like one or two other miter gauges that I've tried. My only knock on the product is that the bar that rides in the miter slot only has two adjustment points, not three. I always have just a tiny amount of extra slop in the bar that I've used masking tape to get rid of. The tape does wear through/wear out and requires an additional layer once... oh, every six months or so. Past that, this thing is really quite good. Definitely good enough that it's worth looking for on the used market.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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