|Review by GaryK||posted 01-15-2010 08:53 PM||2610 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
Being a sucker for new tools, when I got an e-mail for this I couldn’t pass it up for the price.
You want to check the depth of a dado or a rabbet? This little thing will do the job. Make a little “U” shaped block with a hole thought it and then use it to straddle your saw blade or router bit and use it to set your depth of cut.
One real nice thing about it is the tab on the back. It’s exactly like the one your find on the back of dial indicators so you can mount it to anything that a dial indicator will mount to. Kind of like two tools in one.
It has the following buttons:
The last is great because whatever units you like to use to measure it’s there. Metric millimeters, Inch Decimal and fractions at the push of a button.
It also comes with 2 extension shafts. 1” and 2” which is good for measuring the depth of holes.
The thing I like about is that is takes the same battery (CR2032) as my digital readout on my planer, router angle finder and protractor. I get a bunch of them on ebay at a time for cheap. They last for about 6 months.
I forgot to mention that it does shut itself off after 5 minutes of inactivity.
Why only 4 stars? Well it’s made mostly of plastic and I don’t know how it would take a drop on the floor. I’m not going to find out either. But for the price it’s about what you’d expect. Of course it’s made in China.
Apparently it’s so new that the factory doesn’t even have boxes custom made for it yet. It came in a box that you usually find a micrometer in.
While I was placing the order I went ahead and got a set of indicator points for it. They are nice for special measuring tasks. Like a flat point which make it easier to rest on the tip of a blade tooth. It comes with a round tip which is great for flat surfaces but not too good for pointy ones.
I got them here: IncramentalTools
The deal I got is only good until Jan 19 2010 using code GA15 during checkout. $16.96 for the indicator (reg. $19.95) and $5.91 (reg. $6.95)
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX