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« on: April 17, 2007, 08:17 PM »

Ok, so I've watched the video on the Jointech site.  I've read a bunch of the threads on Woodnet and Sawmill Creek.  The users either love it (maybe 80%) or hate it (roughly 20%), not a lot of ambivalence.  Most of the negative posts relate to quality control issues and/or poor customer service.

It looks pretty impressive for cutting accurate miters, and the measurement capabilities (for inside and outside miter points) look equally impressive.

The deluxe combo pack is on sale for $299.00 til April 30.  I'd really like to know what you guys and gals think about this sled.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007, 09:57 AM »

Hi M.,

I use one on my European combo machine as it is faster than resetting the fences.  I index the head unit into the "T" track on the sliding table and use magnets to hold the blade far side support slab in place.  Works well.  Only issue for me is the scale is only Imperial with no metric so I have to set the stops by pencil line rather than metric scale reference.  Other than that it does what it is advertized to do.  Hope this helps.

Jerry

Ok, so I've watched the video on the Jointech site.  I've read a bunch of the threads on Woodnet and Sawmill Creek.  The users either love it (maybe 80%) or hate it (roughly 20%), not a lot of ambivalence.  Most of the negative posts relate to quality control issues and/or poor customer service.

It looks pretty impressive for cutting accurate miters, and the measurement capabilities (for inside and outside miter points) look equally impressive.

The deluxe combo pack is on sale for $299.00 til April 30.  I'd really like to know what you guys and gals think about this sled.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 11:18 PM »

You might want to consider this also and metric scales are available.
http://www.woodpeck.com/incramiter5k.html
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 08:01 AM »

You might want to consider this also and metric scales are available.
http://www.woodpeck.com/incramiter5k.html


Yes. Tom, thanks for posting. That is what I have and have used flawlessly for past year.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007, 08:33 AM »

I've had the Incra 5000 for a couple of years now. Can't beat it.

It has been idle now for a year since I moved, hopefully I'll have the ts setup this summer. The Dewalt 735 arrives today replacing the 733 I sold just before I moved.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 05:57 PM »

I bought one several months ago and it is divine.  makes it very easy to cut miters accurately and to do multple pieces exactly the same length.  This is one well thought out slider.
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