dusty wrote:Since it not designed for use on the Shopsmith, it is not well designed for your intended use! Thus, uncheck that box.
I'm curious though. You say you never liked the design of the Incra miter gauges. Just what do you not like about the design AND (more importantly) just how does the Jessem design resolve those dislikes??? I, frankly, don't see a lot of difference. Furthermore, I tend to work to the right side of the blade.
Well, I think a picture says a lot, so below is a comparison of the two miter gauges (protractor part) side by side. The Incra (Shopsmith version) is formed steel plate (thin) whereas the Jessem looks to be milled, or could be cast (assuming Al). The Incra doesn't come with the Al extrusions for the fence with flip stops, etc. unless you step up to the 1000/1000HD models which are nearly $200 putting it in the same price range as this new Jessem miter. Incra has a plastic main adjustment knob and the Jessem has a machined Al knob. I think the Jessem handle will fit better in my hand and be easier to turn. The Jessem protractor has a sleeve bearing for the pivot point, which I think is an upgrade over the Incra bolt and nylon insert pivot. Incra's claim to fame is the adjustability, so they have 120 angle stops, but for most users (or at least me) that is overkill. I would rather have the major angles with solid, precision stops AND a Vernier scale in case I want to fine tune those angles. Advantage goes to Jessem on this one. Lastly, the design of the Jessem just looks better than the Incra. You have stainless knurled knobs for attaching the Al fence to the protractor. I like the look of a white scale on a black background better than black on yellow. The Jessem is just a beefier design and looks solid and well built. The Jessem looks to have a nice big, easy to read scale on the protractor where the Incra has always had a small, fine print scale that could be hard to read as my eyesight worsens. Just my opinion though. Design aesthetic is subjective
, so I have my opinion and respect those that disagree with it.