Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WouldButcher Not Reccomended
I purchased this miter gauge with the greatest of hopes. I will say that if you do purchase it Home Depot has the best on line price.
I read the good bad and ugly reviews voicing the same complaints I have but didn't listen.
I bought this miter gauge for a specific project that require I build an octagon from some very expensive African hard wood. This required 16 22 1/2* cuts. After zeroing out the gauge against my blade I set it to 22 1/2* That in itself was a chore as the readout moves in .1* increments. Each time I tightened the lock the gauge moved off angle. After 15 minutes of finessing the lock I attained my 22 1/2 degree angle. I used waste one by stock as a trial, cut my 8 pieces and guess what? No where near a fit. I could have saved myself the money and just kept adjusting my original miter gauge thousandth by thousandth, wasted a ton of wood and ultimately arrived at the desired angle. I didn't purchase this 24 in. Universal Digital Miter Gauge to go through all that. Save yourself the aggravation and get an Incra positive stop miter gauge. That's what I just did and I'm a happy camper now. I gave this product 2 stars because close enough might be good enough for some woodworkers.
October 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Creedo great but need tweaking for best accuracy
On the plus side this unit comes ready for 5/8, 3/4 and 7/8" table saw miter grooves. Assembly was quick and easy with the included instructions. Design wise its really for the do-it-yourself person or hobbyist because it doesn't give you the stability of a commercial design although you can fix this. Overall quality of construction is good. Shipped quickly to my shop in two business days.
On the down side it has 15 thousands slop in the 3/4" dado groove on my Sears Professional Table saw. As you tighten down the hand clamp after setting the desired angle, the clamp forces the miter base to move several degrees so you have to inch up on the setting that you ultimately want. To fix this I took and drilled, threaded and inserted allen head set screws into the side of the dado bar at 4 places. The allen set screws were HDPM plastic so as to not mar the dado groove on my saw. I fixed the hand clamp the same way by putting 3 plastic washers below the vehicle hand clamp giving it a bearing surface that stops movement of the miter base. All works perfectly now an has giving me some excellent results on multi sided angles wood pieces to make wood pots out of.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wiley0ne Could be better
Miter gauge was easy to set up and get working. However, I had to shim the bar to get it to fit my miter gauge slot. The lock could stand to have a taller handle attached to it to make it easier to push. And a clamp to hold your work piece could be provided. Also, it could use a fine adjustment to help dial in the angle.
All in all it is a good miter gauge that could use some improvement.
September 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fi digital miter gauge
once you shim the base to fit the slot in your saw, it works excellent. Used it twice and it seems to hold calibration, and works well for repeated cuts. the digital set up is sensitive to lock down.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DaleP Check your measurements if you have a Craftsman saw
I have to return this product to Home Depot, Unfortunately, it needs a 3/8" deep gauge slot, and my Craftsman Saw has a 1/4" deep gauge slot. Personally I'm sorry I bought the Craftsman Saw because it uses a very non-standard Miter Gauge size, and none of the aftermarket replacements fit.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldforester Digital Miter Gauge
The miter gauge is well constructed and accurate measuring mitered angles. Calibration is very easy and does not have to be done repeatedly when used on the same saw. The adjustable stops are beneficial for cutting short pieces EXACTLY the same length. After calibration the Ridgid miter gauge is much more accurate than any other standard miter gauge I've used, and the cost of this gauge is competitive with other less accurate quality miter gauge.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkP Good buy on Miter Gauge
As expected I had to tweak the fit to my miter slot a little. The split beam made this dead easy to do. It is easy to calibrate and is accurate and repeatable.
June 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeinNM Very Nice Miter Gauge
The bar fit in my table saw slots was very sloppy. I figured it might be when I purchased it. Slots varies with different manufactures. I just used a feeler gauge to determine how much shim I needed to add between the 2 piece bar. In my case it was .030. I stoned the table slots to remove all high spots and burrs. Now I have a Miter Gauge that fits like a glove. It would be nice if shims came with it.
January 27, 2015