If you’re looking for even cuts every time than a table saw is a must. They take the guesswork out of measurements and provide you with a clean-cut to your work. This replaces the need to keep a steady hand and instead lets the machine do the work for you. Further, table saws are even capable of evening out pieces of misshapen wood. With all the table saws available on the market you may a bit overwhelmed when searching for the product you want to buy. This is especially true if you have never purchased a table saw before. Whether you’re new to woodworking or have been using a table saw for years, you may find this article useful. This list of top ten tables saw miter gauges will help make your search considerably easier.
10. Incra MITER1000/18T
The Incra MITER1000/18T gets the job done right the first time. The red stop positioner fits perfectly into a sliding scale for simple, quick, and efficient cuts. There are 41 positive angle stops cut into solid steel that goes by 5-degree angle stops in a 90-degree range. This locks in stops for accurate cuts each time. There is a standard miter head with a GlideLOCK miter bar. The miter bar has an 18 inch track fence and is adjustable in 6 places. The gauge contains zero side play and anti-friction travel that allows for easy adjustments over six expansion points. This table saw can be used with multiple miter gauge channels og 3/4 by 3/8 inches.
9. INCRA Miter1000/HD Miter Gauge
The INCRA MITER1000/HD Miter Gauge includes 180 angle stops in one-degree increments and specialty stops at 22.5 degrees. This makes for a high definition protractor plate with an Angle LOCK indexing system. The miter bar adjusts conveniently, there is a telescoping Incra LOCK cut-off fence and Flip Shop Stop, and a steel Vernier scale which will measure to 1/10 degree angle. Segment turning is a breeze with the MITER 1000HD. It enables its user to accurately and quickly duplicate an angle so you don’t waste time with measurements.
8. DELUXE Delta Miter Gauge
This Miter Gauge can be used with models 90C12580 – 95H98459, 88J00000, and 95H98460 plus. The equipment is original from the manufacturer and works with Delta brands only. Assembly comes with many parts so you will want to refer to the complete list for an accurate assessment.
7. Big Horn 14600
The Big Horn 14600 comes with a standard track Miter gauge that has a precision cut for perfect crosscuts that don’t sacrifice safety. The aluminum track comes with a locking washer and matching groove. It features a push knob for precision and safety when cutting on a table saw. The steel bar is capable of fitting any standard 3/4 by 3/8 inch Miter slot and has a pin stop for making simple stops on common angles including 0, 22.5, 30, 45, 60, 67.5 and 90 degrees. The accuracy for this table saw miter gauge for one scale is one degree, while the measuring size is 90 degrees. It is lightweight and only weighs about 2.75 pounds.
6. Incra MITERV27
The Incra MITER V27 comes with 27 angle stops to allow you complete control of your angled cuts. It is not very expensive but doesn’t lack quality. The miter gauge will fit your table saw, band saw, router table, disk sander, or belt sander with ease. This Miter is the most affordable in its class but still upholds standards. The AngleLOCK indexing system and adjustable GLIDELOCK miter bar offer extreme accuracy when cutting. It has 41 locking angle stops at a 180-degree angle in 5-degree increments. There are also special stops at 22.5 degrees.
5. Kreg KMS7102
The Kreg KMS7102 does not need to be calibrated and makes stops at 0, 10, 22½, 30 and 45 degrees when you need it to. It features a vernier scale for more complicated angles and can be adjusted to 1/10 of a degree. You may also make quick, precise cuts that can be repeated using the anodized-aluminum fence and stop system. The set up for the Kreg KMS7102 can be time consuming, but the end results make it worth it. It is very accurate when cutting thanks to the length scale with a magnifying lens cursor. It’s curvy design makes it easy to slide your stock right beneath it. A slot bar can be found with five nylon screws along the length. These make it possible to custom fit it to your table saw slot and eliminate any play.
4. SKIL 3410
The SKIL 3410 comes with a miter gauge and is bulk packed. There is also a genuine Skil replacement part located in the package. To install, you will need to refer to your owner manual to do so properly. This Miter gauge is only compatible with a SKIL 3410 table saw.
3. Incra MITER5000
The Incra MITER500 comes with a T-track and clamping fixture that holds a workpiece in place as one for accurate cross-cutting with any angle. There is a special 3-panel sled to blend incremental cuts with the table saw. The index teeth offer precision cuts and are composed of laser cut solid steel. There is a 364 lock that stops in 1/2-degree increments as well as zero play due to the ten expansion disks that adjust both sides of the bar. To avoid any slipping there are hold down clamps to lock your work in place.
2. O’skool 18 Inch Miter Gauge Fence system
This universal table saw miter gauge is preferred when looking for a miter that will fit most bench tools. The O’skool 18-inch miter gauge fence system will fit any standard track with a 1/8 inch “T” slot. To prevent accidental lifting, there is a slide bar that comes with locking washers that fit into the “T” shaped slot. The 18-inch aluminum fence comes with a flip-up length stop. This table saw is best for cross-cutting at any angle between 0 and 90 degrees.
1. Precision Miter Gauge with a Standard Slot
The Precision Miter Gauge is perfect for making accurate crosscuts at any angle. It has a .200 inch thick solid aluminum head that is adjustable with 13 positive stop holes. The first hole is at 90 degrees while there are 6 holes located on either side in measurements of 22.5, 30, 45, 60, 67.5 and 90 degrees. These are the typical angled cuts found in most woodworking and are ideal for projects.
The head is also mounted to a solid steel miter bar that measures 18 inches in length and .353 inches thick by .730 inches wide. Adjusting the head is simple. To begin, loosen the knob handle, pull the spring-loaded indexing pink outward, rotate the head, release the pin then lock it into place by tightening the knob. The head is made of aluminum and has two slots measuring 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch. These slots are for putting in a miter fence if you so wish. The slots are located just below the base of the miter gauge head.