your stop has a cursor,
you’re likely to use it for every cut – even
when you are cutting only one board.
Think about the steps
you go through to cut a board on a miter saw. Let’s say you need to cut a board 30" long. First, you get out a tape measure, measure the board and mark it at the desired length. Then you move to the miter saw and line up the mark to the blade. That’s when the indecision starts. Now you have to remember: Was your mark on the right side or the left side of 30"?
Do you need to take the line, leave the line, or maybe split the line?
Adding a laser to a
miter saw isn’t the solution in this case. Laser guides are incredibly
useful, but all a laser does is assist in lining up the saw to the mark.
The real problem is placement and width of the mark.
Wouldn’t it make sense if your miter saw worked like your table saw? When you use a table saw, you don’t put marks on a board. If you need to rip a board 2" wide, you just set the fence so the cursor reads 2", push the board against the fence, make your cut and you get a board exactly 2" wide. Simple, accurate, and mis-take-proof. That’s the idea behind the new Kreg system.
Components are key
The system is comprised of a group of individual products which work together
allowing you to create a custom system for your tools. Two tracks are available.
The top trak is a rugged anodized-aluminum extrusion that can be used to create
a precision measuring system for your miter saw, drill press, and more. It features
a self-aligning L-shaped mounting foot for easy attachment to a shop-made 3/4"-thick
fence. The Heavy duty trak is an L-shaped extrusion that is extremely straight
and perfect for heavy-use applications. Both have t-slots for attaching the
different stops, and accommodate the head of a standard 1/4" hex
bolt for attaching custom jigs or stops. Both tracks also have a recess
for the Kreg self-adhesive measuring tapes, which are available with
a left-right or right-left reading.