|Review by Cole Tallerman||posted 05-20-2013 01:12 PM||3510 views||0 times favorited||45 comments|
So let me start off by saying I was really excited to get this on sale for $20. I had been wanting the wixey but no local stores had it so it would have been $35+shipping. Out of the box this thing feels really good. Its nice and heavy, and it feels of good quality. I popped it out and turned it on. I set it on the Cast iron of the table saw a few inches from the blade, hit the “calibrate” button and placed it on the blade. I was really impressed on how the measurement changed as I gave 1/32 of a turn on the hand wheel. So i was really happy about this new gauge as I really dont have any accurate means of measuring angles. I was excited, so I went to go make a mitered box out of some walnut, and for some reason, the corners weren’t even close to lining up. I checked and rechecked everything and it seemed fine but I still couldnt get it. I gave up, and i made a cutting board. Thats when I realized that the strips weren’t even close to square! The gauge had me off by a visual 3 degrees! after playing around with it I still couldn’t get an accurate reading from it and there was nothing to be done.
I guess it makes a cool looking $20 paperweight.