Incra 5000 Miter Sled on a Left Tilt Saw
by Louie "Crazy4wood" Rendek
This article first appeared in a thread on theWoodNet woodworking forum. It was compiled and reproduced here for easier public consumption. All Text are the property of Louie Rendek.
Finally got this thing out of the box and setup. Everything I've read about this thing in the past is absolutely true. The packaging around the unit in the box wastes absolutely zero space and the setup was super easy. I know people are fans of making their own miter sleds, but I knew I couldn't make one as purdy as MMarzluf's, so I decided to sell out and buy one. The other thing is that the accuracy with which you can set the angles with this Miter5000 blows my mind. Easily can do around 1/4 degree or less within a few seconds.... The price certainly didn't hurt, $299 marked down to $240 - 20% off Amazon TS accesory sale came to roughly $195 shipped....
I got it all setup (had to switch it over to left tilt from right tilt which it is shipped as), checked calibration and was happy with it right out of the box, no adjustment. The only thing is that the reverse plastic rules were not included in the box, which should have been. Incra is sending me a new set this week.
After setup, I had the need to cut down a 4' x 8' sheet of 1/4" maple plywood into eight 2' x 2' pieces. I ripped down the middle first with the Jet fence, but then took the 2' x 8' pieces and cut them down using the Incra sled. So each. It can cross-cut up to a 25-26" panel pretty easily. The 2' pieces were a piece of cake. The 8' width was easily contained with the fence extended out to 5'. No trouble pushing it through...
I know, no pics didn't happen...
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