Having finally got a table saw with a 'standard' mitre slot (and a useless mitre gauge!) I'd been eyeing the Incra range of gauges.I couldn't justify the outlay a 1000HD would command and I had the offer of a V120 (likely to cover everything I will ever need) at a very good price so bought that, thinking I'd add a fence as and when. When came much sooner than anticipated - once I got the gauge I a wooden fence wasn't going to cut it!
I looked at the fixed length version (which could make use of my existing shop stop) & the 27-49". I had decided on the latter for the few extra pounds it would cost, however, on checking it was I was going to struggle to find enough 'elbow room' to actually use it. So I compromised on this one, the 18-31" which would give me the same length as the fixed fence with the flexibility of a 13" extension should I ever need it.
Like other Incra products this feels solid. It was simple to attach and square up to table and blade. I made bit of a boob with the lexan scale (RTFM!) but nothing irretrievable. Zeroing it to my table was far more straightforward than some videos suggest. My test cut was out by 1mm but on checking I found I'd lined the stop up wrong and the cut was accurate to what I'd set. I used it for real for the first time today and I'm very pleased with how Smooth it glides, how easy it is to set up and use and how it keeps my hands well away from the blade. Not forgetting it's repeatability. I didn't know quite what size workpiece I was going to need but knew there would be two of them. Having got one to size and shape I lined up one edge against the blade and positioned a stop at the other; moments later I had the two identical pieces I needed. No cheap but for the welfare of my fingers and simplicity of use well worth it.