We often read reviews of tools at the time when the tool is just released. However, this review is of a tool I have steadily used over the last 2 years and it is quite simply a joy to use. The Wixey digital angle gauge has the ability to take the woodworker’s skills to the next level because it is easy to use along with being very accurate. No longer does the woodworker have to rely on the less than accurate gauges of a table saw or a miter saw to approximate the angles to be set. One can set the correct angle effortlessly within seconds by using this wonderful tool.
During the time I have employed this measuring device in my shop I have found all sorts of uses for it. It can be seen in many of the previous postings on this blog.
Here are a few examples:
Tilting Bandsaw Miter Sled
The angle gauge is used to set the tilting table of the bandsaw in reference to the blade to achieve cuts that are dead-on perfect.
The digital angle gauge accurately measures the bevel cut on the 10 inch compound miter saw.
The saw blade is set perpendicular to the table.
The digital angle gauge can be used to set the angle on the jointer fence and also to set the angle on a drill press table. Once you start using this marvelous measuring device you will find more ways for it to be utilized in your shop.
The base of the device has two super strong magnets that can be used to attach itself to saw blades or a jointer fence. Begin by setting the angle gauge on a reference surface and pressing the zero button. Once the gauge has a zero reading it can now be placed on the blade or the fence that you are adjusting. Now, simply adjust to the desired angle and lock the blade or fence in place. It’s that easy.
The Wixey digital gauge (model WR 300) is accurate within 0.1 degrees. It comes with a battery.
This is simply a must have tool for the woodworking shop. This tool allows the woodworker to save time, save material, and to work with confidence.
What are you thoughts about using a digital angle gauge?
How have you used the digital angle gauge?
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-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com