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any good for cutting segments
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Reply #1 - Sep 27th, 2016 at 5:37pm
 
Build a wedgie sled and buy the wedges. Best thing since sliced bread
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Reply #2 - Sep 27th, 2016 at 6:41pm
 
joe zarnitz wrote on Sep 27th, 2016 at 5:34pm:
any good for cutting segments


IMO, Yes

ALLAN KUNTZ wrote on Sep 27th, 2016 at 5:37pm:
Build a wedgie sled and buy the wedges. Best thing since sliced bread
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These are two different approaches to cutting segments, comparing the two sleds is like apples and oranges.

The "Wedgie sled" works very well for basic (and some advanced) segmenting.

The ME is a precision miter sled, it can be converted into a wedgie sled in minutes, by simply adding another fence.

It all depends on your personal preference.
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Reply #3 - Sep 27th, 2016 at 8:17pm
 
This Topic was moved here from Tool Talk by Ed Weber.
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Reply #4 - Sep 29th, 2016 at 7:31am
 
I'd love to hear from anyone using the Miter Express for cutting wedges.  I'm very interested.  Thanks!
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Reply #5 - Sep 29th, 2016 at 8:33am
 
As I mentioned, the Incra ME is a precision miter sled that can be use for many things. The accuracy and repeat-ability are key features. You can cut segments of any angle (depending on what miter gauge you use) with the single fence. If you want to add a second fence to mimic a "wedgie" sled it's quite simple. (see photo)
IMO, There are advantages as well to this.
One sled instead of two, repeatable known skew angle, fine adjustment of runner and miter gauge.
For myself, I have owned a ME for years before the "wedgie" sled came out, so it was only natural for me to use what I already had been using and only convert if needed or wanted.
It also greatly depends on your style of segmented work.
My ME had been heavily modified over the years.
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Reply #6 - Sep 29th, 2016 at 9:19am
 
Additional photo, less altered ME sled
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Reply #7 - Sep 29th, 2016 at 10:52pm
 
Ed,

Is it pretty quick to learn on that? I was looking at one a while back, but got a little scared away with how complicated it looks.
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Reply #8 - Sep 30th, 2016 at 8:57am
 
I don't think it's difficult to learn at all, but everyone is different.
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register , I suggest watching the video.
Remember, you need to add your own miter gauge or buy one with a combo, the ME is just the sled hardware.
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Reply #9 - Oct 1st, 2016 at 11:17am
 
Another option is miterset: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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Reply #10 - Oct 1st, 2016 at 12:38pm
 
It's just a plain flat sled, the only difference is that it has a miter slot on the top where you can place (lock in) any miter gauge you want. This turns the sled into a miter sled, so that you can fix the angle of cut where ever you need to, using any miter gauge.
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Reply #11 - Oct 1st, 2016 at 6:51pm
 
Robert Beaupre wrote on Oct 1st, 2016 at 11:17am:
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Robert, have you used one of these?  I'm looking at mine right now and am itching to get going with it.  If you've used it, could you tell us about your experience with it?  Thanks!!
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Reply #12 - Oct 1st, 2016 at 9:32pm
 
I would put the $70 towards an Incra miter gauge and you won't have to fuss with anything.
IMO, Faster and easier. Also you can get an Incra miter gauge that has positive stops at every single degree, ( plus a vernier scale for 10th's) not just those that create a particular number of segments.

You purchase whatever you like, I'm just trying to point out things that aren't always obvious.
Miter gauges are sometimes like saw blades, the one that come with the tool are not that good, there are exceptions.
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Reply #13 - Oct 4th, 2016 at 9:36pm
 
I have used the Incra ME for years with good success in cutting segments.

I like having one sled for the shop.
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