Kreg KMS7102 Review
Kreg is a company that produces a wide range of tools for both professional and amateur woodworkers alike. This Kreg KMS7102 review will take a look at one of their best-selling products. The Kreg Miter Gauge is a tool that provides everything you need for accuracy. The precision Miter Gauge System is factory calibrated, meaning you get accuracy right out of the box. Even better, the positive stops at 0°, 10°, 22½°, 30° and 45° make it easy to cut accurately and quickly. Now that we’ve introduce this product, let’s dive deep into the details.
- Fence: 24″ (610mm) aircraft-grade aluminum fence
- T-Slot Bar: 24″ (610mm) long, 3/8″ (9.5mm) thick, 3/4″ (19mm) wide
- Positive Stops: 0°, 10°, 221/2°, 30°, and 45° (degrees)
- Vernier Scale: Adjusts to 1/10th of a degree
- Finish: Anodized for easy clean-up
- Calibration: Factory-calibrated; perfect right out of the box
- Weight: 6.5 lbs
- Fits well in standard miter slots
- High resolution protractor
- Repeatable cuts can be made quickly
- Quite a bulky design
- Pricy – in our opinion
- Machine cannot properly handle 30+ inch wood
Who is the Kreg KMS7102 for?
The KMS7102 is ideal for everyone whom has a standard table saw and wants a mitering solution they can rely on. The miter gauge fits well in all standard-sized miter slots, along with handling most pieces of wood, meaning the KMS7102 is a worthy investment for many.
Kreg KMS7102 features
Precision – If you want a precise CNC-milled miter gauge, this Kreg model won’t let you down. In fact, the unit oozes accuracy. It has an aluminum fence, solid swing stop, and Vernier scale.
Furthermore, the KMS7102 has a Precision Lens Cursor. As the name suggests, this is a clear lens that carries a highly-visable red line. This means the Swing Stop can be adjusted perfectly for precise cuts, every time.
Solid miter slot – The anodized-aluminum bar has five bar adjusters that allows users to easily reduce “play” in the miter slot.
Swing stop – The Kreg unit has a swing stop that slides along the fence of the miter gauge. We love how it locks securely into place with just a simple turn of the knob. Even better, the swing stop can be temporarily pushed to the side without having to remove it, all thanks to a curved foot mechanism.
Set-Up – Now, the KMS7102 isn’t the quickest to install, but the preparation is well worth it.
Portability – The Kreg KMS7102 weighs 6.5lbs, which makes it lighter than other miter gauges on the market. The weight also means that the unit can be easily moved onto worktables, before the miter bar is secured inside the available miter slot.
The Kreg KMS7102 is a great miter-gauge assembly for your standard table saw. Factory calibrated for accuracy, the machine is easy to set-up and can handle most workpieces.