Best Upgrade For Your Table Saw Miter Gauge | Rockler Skill Builders

Best Upgrade For Your Table Saw Miter Gauge | Rockler Skill Builders

This simple upgrade to your table saw miter gauge can immediately improve your cut quality, accuracy and safety. The fence on most miter saws is too small. Add a longer fence to your miter saw and you’ll get better results on your next project.

50 Comments

  1. Brian Foley on May 14, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks…a great idea.

  2. Isaac Jimenez on May 14, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Just bought my first table saw used on Craigslist. I’ve watched so many videos on crosscut jigs but never anything about the miter gauge. This is so cool, hope my craftsman miter gauge has the 2 screw holes. That sucker is heavy, hope I don’t need to drill. Thanks for the video

  3. Doug Harlow on May 14, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I have 1 question? Could make the fence protrude further past the blade for even more stability for longer pieces? Great video. Thanks

  4. Johnny Dutcher on May 14, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Incredibly helpful

  5. Marshall B. Lewis on May 14, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    What brand miter guage is he using?

  6. Eric Williams on May 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Ok…I’m going to try this out today. I wanna see how a "modded" miter gauge will work with angled cuts. Particularly 45° cuts.
    I’ve been a little on the obsessed side with making perfect angled cuts.

  7. grosbeakmc on May 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for the excellent tip. After watching your video I was off to the shop to put this mod into effect… and it works great!

  8. Hard Astern on May 14, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I just made one today…it made my cuts so much easier and gave me more confidence in using the tool. Thank you…

  9. Willie Tirtabudi on May 14, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Great video. Big thumbs up.

  10. Ben C on May 14, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    oh my gosh… this video just changed my life!

  11. Gott Gold on May 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    капитан очевидность, это ты???

  12. MixingGBP on May 14, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Awesome with a capital A.

  13. Kevin Brister on May 14, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    I do need to do this to mine as well. My question though is how does yhis work for the angle cuts? To me it looks like you’d lose the cut line on the that you made on the wood to line up your cut when cutting square! It would be just like the old miter saw cutting bed where you’d have a thousand cut marks where you’ve cut wood over and over!!! Which defeats the purpose of cutting with either square or angles!

  14. Ducky Drummer on May 14, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    I’m new to woodworking and I added this to my miter gauge. Definitely made things better. Thanks for posting this.

  15. John Deck on May 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks these little reminders are always worth watching.

  16. Chris Breemer on May 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Awesome.. thanks !!!

  17. Iam Negan on May 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Awesome. Did not realize how useful this could be. Thank you.

  18. Geoff Pedder on May 14, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    That’s really helpful 👍

  19. gilvan dias on May 14, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    *Just completed a big trim project on my house **MyBest.Tools** Performed very well. Also appreciate how easy it is to move, set up and store with the integrated stand. No more cutting wood on my knees.*

  20. Thomas Byrne on May 14, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Great advice, well presented.

  21. Rchenable on May 14, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Does that mean we don’t have to build a cross cut shed anymore? I am serious about this question.

  22. slamwalleye on May 14, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I always put two sharp finishing nails that are barely protruding out the face of the wood fence. Squeeze your workpiece into the nail points to keep the piece from sliding around as you cut.

  23. Bass4Ever on May 14, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you for the info. Nice Vid.

  24. D. M. on May 14, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Brilliant. I have used my brand new table a couple of times in the past week and wondered how to use the mitre gauge it came with, including why yhe gauge had holes, as well as bolts/adjusters. The instructions did not mention at all that I am to fit my own fence to it. Thank you so much for your video. This is my little project tomorrow!!

  25. tkeosaksith on May 14, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Super great tip thanks!

  26. Wojciech Rozmus on May 14, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    What if You cut on angle ex. 15, 20, 25…. ? Then saw will change your fence and you will have huge gap…

  27. D Monty on May 14, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks! I used this idea but I screwed and glued a tapered brace to the flat board, to prevent flexing.

  28. Joel Juarez on May 14, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Great video, thanks!

  29. Nick George on May 14, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Should definitely use the auxiliary miter fence to push the cut off past the blade, not just let it sit next to the saw

  30. Anthony Candela on May 14, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    I added the extension to my gauge and especially appreciate the cut in the wood fence to line up my work piece. This helps me with accuracy since I use my saw guard at all times. The table saw scares the devil out of me so I use all precautions I can. Thanks for the video.

  31. Andy Calcutt on May 14, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Quick and simple yet productive, very nice. I subscribed also.

  32. Jesus is ALIVE on May 14, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Sir, simplicity does not have to cost. Wow-wee! That’s very instrumental information. Thanx.

  33. Rey Reyna on May 14, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Great video Sir 👍

  34. Sandra Turner on May 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    *This is my third Dewalt miter saw>>>**t.co/60aS8raCcR**    quality is good, accuracy is dead on. These saws have given me excellent service and will continue to buy them as the need arises.*

  35. Dusty Carter on May 14, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Joanne
    So simple, explained perfectly without waffle. even suggested aprox measurement. Just bought a similar saw, not yet used it. will make this first.

  36. Heather H on May 14, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Well dang! Mind blown new woodworker here!

  37. Valter Leão on May 14, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Excelente dica…, simples e super eficiente ❤️
    Abraço aqui do Brasil 🇧🇷

  38. Eamonn McGreevy on May 14, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    This upgrade sounds great. Unfortunately I can’t extend the miter fence very much as I’m using a blade guard. Better than nothing though.

  39. Romaine Athey on May 14, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I think you need to take some time and go to woodprix website to learn how to make it.

  40. Bluegill20 on May 14, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Wish I would of seen this earlier, thanks now I have to add that to my collection 😃

  41. Valerie H. on May 14, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Excellent, effective, concise, and professional presentation.

  42. Milo Keystone on May 14, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Thank you

  43. Larry Podojil on May 14, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    A great post simple, easy and effective.

  44. Steven K on May 14, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I still prefer to use my blade safety shield to protect my fingers whenever possible; so I just added a shorter fence instead. Better than no fence.

  45. JJ Deadhead on May 14, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    So simple yet I never even thought about this. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Jon Sanchez on May 14, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Excellent Festool commercial! …if only Rockler sold Festool :-/

  47. TheSantuico on May 14, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Wow pretty nice add on will do on mine.

  48. Balaji Natarajan on May 14, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Very simple yet so effective

  49. Skyler Finney on May 14, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Holy moly, this has changed my life, and its such a simple thing I never though of. Thank you!

  50. Carlos Rivera on May 14, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Dude great idea!!!!

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