Saw Gear by Tiger Stop

Jul 12 2018 0 Comments

Posted by Gaston Monge-Grassi 13th of July 2018
Early this year during my trip in Auckland, I visited my good friend and amazing builder/carpenter Mark Leask. Mark is always looking for the best available tools around the globe and this time I asked him what tool will you buy right now (apart from our range) if you have it in front of you? Without thinking for a second, his answer was "Tiger Stop". So he told me briefly about it and I did my little research later on. After reading and watching all the product videos, I understood why this fantastic tool is in the wishlist of Mark, many builders, carpenters and metal workers around the world.
The following information is an excerpt from the manufacturer's website and some other sources. 
SawGear made by Tiger Stop is a highly portable automated saw fence that removes the need to set and adjust manual fences for length positioning and complex miter/angle cutting. Using SawGear® in place of a manual fence or stop block allows the operator to increase accuracy and productivity, and decrease miscut parts and rework. A standard SawGear system can be mounted on any existing shop work bench. Adding SawGear’s portable tables to your order allows users to reap the benefits of automation on the jobsite.

With Crown+MiterPro™ software, SawGear® will easily calculate positions for angled or mitered parts. This makes hanging crown and baseboard a simple and math free process.

FEATURES

  • Quickly comes to position with accuracy of +/-0.2mm
  • Designed to be easily portable to the jobsite
  • Crown+MiterPro software
  • Easy Miter buttons
  • Inches or Metric
  • Increment button
  • Five Languages (English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German)
  • Integrates well with metalworking applications such as cold saw, drills, and ironworkers

In the last few years SawGear has improved their digital miter saw stop system and the improvements are worth knowing about. The system is still expensive—out of the range of most finish carpenters—but for production crews, or for companies that pre-cut a lot of mouldings in their shop, the new improvements are a game changer.

when SawGear first debuted their digital miter saw stop system, tool reviewers tried to use the tool to cut baseboard and crown molding and couldn’t, at least not for pieces with outside corners—the onboard computer worked only for casing and butt cuts. Testers also found that on some saws, where the pivot point wasn’t flush with the face of the miter saw fence, they couldn’t cut inside corner miters either.

But SawGear has solved both those problems.

You can now adjust the computer to read off the pivot point on any saw, so cutting inside corner miters in baseboard, chair rail, and crown molding—where you’re measuring and cutting to the long point—is just like making butt cuts.

With these two new improvements, you can now use SawGear to run through any cutlist—casing, baseboard, chair rail, or crown molding. If you move your material from your left to your right, and you set up SawGear on the right side of your saw, you’ll find the system requires a little thoughtfulness at first, but it’s deadly accurate.

So long.

Gaston



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