After-market miter gauge recommendations
I’ve got a Powermatic PM1000 tablesaw that came with a fairly serviceable miter gauge, but not one that I’m completely satisfied with, though I’ve managed with it for a while now. I’ve finally decided I will get a better miter gauge, but am unsure of best choice. I’m sure most everyone here knows that the miter gauge market is a broad one, with seemingly innumerable choices. Searching the FWW archives and this forum didn’t (at least readily) yield any current reviews/recommendations, and internet searches of course suffer from the usual signal-to-noise ratio problems.
All this said, there are several that seem to fairly consistently float to near the top. Incra, of course, is one brand famous for their miter gauges, and offers many different models with varying degrees of complexity, cost, etc. (Pun intended!) Kreg produces at least one model (KMS7102) that is frequently near the top of lists. JessEm makes what looks to be a good choice. For the truly discerning woodworker, Harvey produces the Compass MG-36 gauge that for the price should make dinner for you as well. There’s a Fulton model that gets good mention now and again. And…well, one gets the idea.
So…thoughts, recommendations? I should mention that this will be used for small-to-mid-sized furniture making, the occasional picture frame, and the like. At present I’m leaning toward the Kreg as a good compromise of cost and capability, but am open to suggestions.
Thanks in advance.