Look Who's Talking:
Wow. Thanks, Norm!
The Osborne Manufacturing Company was incorporated in 1996. Our offices are located in Kill Devil Hills, NC home of the Wright Brothers first flight. We were issued U.S. patent number 5,979,283 in September of 1997.
Our objective is to produce a simple, accurate, reliable tool and provide it to woodworkers as economically as possible. We truly believe that our design is smarter, safer, more reliable and easier to use than any other after-market guide available. Our customers and the woodworking industry believe we've succeeded:
Norm Abrams' New Yankee Workshop: "The standard mitre gauges that come with most table saws are often nothing more than an afterthought. They are hard to calibrate, impossible to adjust accurately, and often too small to be useful.
"Dave Osborne has studied the problem and come up with the EB-3 -- a fully featured mitre gauge. This device is so precise that Norm now uses it in lieu of a mitre saw to achieve perfect angled cuts every time. With the addition of the adjustable stop, he can make duplicate pieces with great accuracy. Once you use the EB-3 mitre gauge you will agree it is absolutely indispensable."
Inventor and President David Osborne: "This patented tool was developed from the ground up. The protractor is the base design of practically every miter guide made. It is also the single main source of the problems encountered when crosscutting. We discarded the entire protractor concept.
In our engineering of the application of our patent we wanted most of all to keep the guide simple. It had to be rock solid and easily set to very accurate angles over and over.
"The triangle was the obvious answer to the stability issue. No geometric shape is used more to straighten and stabilize components than the triangle. Pythagoras had it right. we put an abrasive surface on the front of the fence, which absolutely prevents any movement of the work piece during the cut. This guide is extremely accurate right out of the box. Simple solutions are always best."
New WoodWorker.Com: "When Osborne designed materials for the EB-2 they obviously were intent on producing a long-lasting and accurate piece of equipment. Everywhere you look the materials, machining and fit are extraordinary." (Read more here)
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