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MiterSet – Setting My Miter Gauge Angles Has Never Been Easier Or More Accurate

I have never been a fan of table saw sleds. I prefer using a miter gauge for cross cutting on the table saw. I have two new tools in my shop I want to tell you about. They are miter gauge jigs that allow you to quickly and easily set your miter gauge to the desired angle. I could have really used these over the past 30 years of my professional woodworking career. It would have saved me hundreds of hours over the years while increasing my miter gauge setting accuracy. I now consider these MiterSet jigs as indispensable as my precision squares and other measuring tools.

Even as an experienced woodworker, it always took time to set my miter gauge precisely, often having to make micro adjustments based on test cuts.  With these MicroSet jigs now changing angles on the miter gauge is no longer a source of frustration.

There are two designs, the MiterSet Standard and the Miterset Segments. MiterSet Standard is for setting any angle between 0° and 52.5° in .5° increments.  The MiterSet Segements is for setting the miter gauge to cut perfect segmented rings with any number of segments between 4 to 20 pieces. Fast, easy and glue up ready.

“The MiterSet miter gauge jigs have made a huge difference in my shop. Now it’s really no big deal to change my miter gauge angles, it’s takes just a couple minutes and I get perfect miters every time!”

If you cut compound angles on the table saw, make frames or cut segments for lathe work, these miter gauge jigs are a must have tool.

We have an affiliate relationship with MiterSet Tools, so if you decide to buy, we would appreciate if you would click though our store. PLEASE NOTE: We only sell and have links in our store to items that I use in my own shop and highly recommend. Thanks! ~ Allan Little, AskWoodMan

Wood Frames and Segments made using the MiterSet miter gauge jigs
Frames and Segments made using the MiterSet miter gauge jigs

The fist time I used the jig it was instant success. There is no learning curve. The instruction manual is clear and well written. Visit our store to view or download the full manuals on each of these cool tools. View MiterSet Segments owner’s manual. View MiterSet Standard owner’s manual.

Precision miter gauge jigs by MiterSet
MiterSet – miter gauge jigs that really work. Set complicated angles in minutes.

TIP: I like using a space bar with my MiterSet jigs. I don’t want there to be any chance that the steel pins might make an indentation in my wood and possibly affect the accuracy of my angles.

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MiterSet miter gauge jigs in action. Set your angles and get on with your work!
Allan Little in his shop with his MiterSet miter gauge jigs
“I love these miter gauge jigs!” ~ Allan Little, AskWoodMan

Watch my MiterSet Video Series below or on YouTube. (5 short videos)

NOTE: You will notice in the my videos that my miter bar fits a little tight in both MiterSet jigs. The reason is because  my miter gauge track has had so much use and wear over the years that I had to expand my miter bar slightly for a better fit.

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Prototype for Table Saw Fence Micro-Adjuster and Repositioner

A Micro-Adjusting / Repositioner that will work with any Biesemeyer style table saw fence.

Enough with the bumping already!

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VerySuperCool Tools fence with machined extrusion and micro-adjusting / repositioner prototype.

Since I’ve been a woodworker, positioning the table saw fence by bumping it to location was always trial and error. Like most woodworkers I enjoy precision and efficiency in my tools whenever possible.

I’ve been thinking about a micro adjuster for the VerySuperCcool Tools T-square fence system for a while. I’ve built several different prototypes but the each had limitations as they didn’t allow for easy repositioning. This fence accessory can work not only with the VSC Tools fence but with any table saw fence that is built along the lines of a Biesemeyer table saw fence/guide rail.

Below is a slideshow showing the fabrication of my latest prototype. I’m very happy with it, but plan to use it for a few months to see if I can improve it. So even though this will likely not be the final version, I wanted to show the process of product development. There are two videos on YouTube as well as the photos used in the slideshow which can also be found on our Flickr page.

(Click on any image with open up in Flickr for a closer view. Hover over the image and click the right arrow to go through the slide show.)

Micro-Adjuster / Repositioner Prototype

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Awesome Sliding Table Saw and Router Table Work Station

A good customer and friend of mine, Tony, has completed his sliding table saw/work station. I’m a little jealous (who wouldn't be?), but mostly I’m excited for him and all the possibilities this set up will allow him to do. There will be a detailed video series covering many aspects of this build, but for now I want to share a few photos.

Tony started with the G0623 X 10" sliding table saw from Grizzly.

He said the fence was a bit of a nightmare to set up and cut accurately. That’s how we met. He called to talk with us about the Euro-Adjustable T-square fence system. I consulted with him about his build and we discussed all his options, including making his own heavy duty guide rails following our free DIY Guide Rail plans.
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 Sliding Table Saw and Router table with two VerySuperCool Tools fence systems.
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Overhead view of Grizzly Sliding Tablesaw with Multi-Function Router Table.
Many people use our fence system for both their table saws and their router tables. But Tony decided he wanted the efficiency of having a dedicated router table fence. Tony has two VerySuperCool Tools fences; the Euro-Adjustable fence system for his sliding table saw, and the Standard T-square for his router table fence. I think one of the coolest things about this set up is the venturi style dust collection / down draft system connected below his router table. The router table has a multi-function table top as well, so whether you are using the router or not, the the dust collection works great! If you saw my Table Saw Work Station series, you saw the me design and install in my own shop.
More photos and videos to come. And if you are on Facebook, please stop by, like our pages and share you thoughts. We usually have different content from our website on the AskWoodMan Facebook page and the VerySuperCool Tools Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned! ~ Allan Little, AskWoodMan