If you own a table saw that you use often, you may eventually need to consider getting a new miter gauge. With heavy usage, your miter gauge can become wobbly or even worn down, causing less accurate cuts. To help with this, Rigid makes two very similar miter gauges to meet your replacement needs. These replacement miter gauges have a few differences between them, which you should know about before making a purchase. Let’s examine both, and determine which would be the better fit for your needs!
Rigid R4512 Replacement Miter Gauge
The Rigid R4512 replacement miter gauge is a replacement made for the Rigid R4512 10-inch table saw only. This product aligns wood for cross cuts, sliding into the Rigid table saw easily for quick start-up. The Rigid R4512 replacement miter gauge has an easily readable indicator, which shows precise angles for your cuts.
This miter gauge also comes with adjustable stops at 45 and 90 degrees respectively. The Rigid R4512 replacement miter gauge rides the grooves made into the table saw, for your convenience. When using this miter gauge, the wood you are cutting will not twist during cross cutting.
Since this miter gauge is made specifically for the R4512 table saw, it will function just as the previous gauge did. This gauge will fit into the miter gauge storage on the R4512 table saw easily.
The Rigid R4512 replacement miter gauge can turn 60 degrees left or right, for you convenience. To use this gauge, you loosen the locking knob and pull out the stop pin. From there, you can adjust the gauge until you reach the angle you need, and then reinsert the pin and retighten the knob.
More features of the Rigid R4512 Replacement Miter Gauge
- 18.5 inches long
- 7 inches wide
Rigid TS3650 Replacement Miter Gauge
The Rigid TS3650 replacement miter gauge works with the Rigid TS3650 table saw only. This product, much like the last, aligns wood for accurate cuts and stretches across the worktable. This product also rides the miter gauge grooves that are built into the Rigid TS3650 table saw.
The Rigid TS3650 fits into the same storage area as the original miter gauge, which is on a storage hook underneath the table. To get accurate measurements, you should hold the combination square of the miter gauge against the edge of the miter gauge groove. This ensures that the gauge works accurately every time.
To use this miter gauge, the head must be locked for cross cutting to work properly. To adjust the Rigid TS3650 replacement miter gauge, you release the tightening lock knob and move it to the degree you want, and then retighten the knob. This product comes with adjustable screw stops at 0 and 45 degrees left and right. This provides you easy access to these common cut angles.
Using the Rigid TS3650 miter gauge replacement ensures that your wood will not bind or twist on the blade. This also prevents kickback, keeping you and your workspace safer. This miter gauge will assist you during crosscutting, normal and compound miter cutting, dadoing and bevel cuts, helping you get the most out of your table saw.
More features of the Rigid TS3650 Replacement Miter Gauge
- Weighs 2.5 pounds
- 18.8 inches in length
Both of these miter gauges are great replacements for whichever table saw you happen to own. If you have the Rigid R4512 table saw, and like the features of adjustable stops and guaranteed storage, the Rigid R4512 replacement miter gauge would be your best choice. If you own a Rigid TS3650 table saw, and enjoyed your original miter gauge with its adjustable screw stop at common cut angles, then the Rigid TS3650 replacement miter gauge is for you. Both of these miter gauges are great for precise measurements and preventing wood from twisting while you work. Either one of these products would be an excellent choice if you are in need of a new miter gauge.