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Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge

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Review by Emeralds posted 1793 days ago 4300 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Wixey WR300 angle gauge is the perfect device for setting up a table saw, jointer table, bandsaw or any device that requires specific angle juxtaposition. Beyond setting your tool at a 90 degree angle, the WR300 allows you to get +/- 0.1º and for those in need of accurate angle cuts, this can only be a good thing.

Aside from setting the tools themselves this little device takes all the guess work out of jig construction, drill press hole angles and anything requiring a precise, repeatable angle.

The unit couldn’t be easier to setup. Simply place the WR300 in the upright position on your reference surface (the one from which you will measure the desired angle) and hit the zero button. It’s just as easy to set your angle which appears automatically allowing for on the fly adjustments to your tool.

The unit comes with two batteries and will, like most digital equipment, discharge the battery even when not in use so I recommend you remove the battery (an easy process) and store it empty between uses.

The WR300 takes all the guess work and uncertainty out of repeatable angles which can now be set to within +/- 0.1 degree accuracy with no more difficult than moving the table or blade itself. I wonder why I waited so long to get one.

-- JMP




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lew

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#1 posted 1792 days ago

I never knew how handy this little gauge could be!

Check your drill press table, Check the bandsaw table, Check the jointer fence. It really works!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 1792 days ago

That’s it….gotta get one!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#3 posted 1792 days ago

i use one fo set up great device.

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#4 posted 1792 days ago

I have to agree with you on your review. I have one of these as well and use it to set up all my saws and my jointer.

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#5 posted 1792 days ago

I like mine it really help with getting dead on for box miters on your miter sled. Thanks for the review

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#6 posted 1792 days ago

I’m still kicking myself for not getting one from WoodCraft on sale for $28 a short time ago : (

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ellen35

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#7 posted 1792 days ago

Got one early on…worth it’s price and then some!
I love the thing and use it on all my blades.

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sIKE

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#8 posted 1792 days ago

I love mine too!

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pitchnsplinters

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#9 posted 1792 days ago

Now you tell me to take the battery out. Thanks for the review.

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#10 posted 1792 days ago

I’m adding my card to the hat full of people who have one and love it. It’s treated me well.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

#11 posted 1792 days ago

I also use the Wixey to set the table on the bandsaw. The Wixey magnets stick to the bandsaw blade like they do to the tablesaw blade.
It works well with the Miter saw, too.
If you think about it, this little unit is amazingly versatile.

d

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#12 posted 1792 days ago

I have one and love it also. I use mine when building stair rails too. It’s great for figuring out the exact miter angle for the cap, and rail, then repeating the cut on the miter saw.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#13 posted 1792 days ago

I have the one sold by Lee Valley also and find that it’s extremely helpful also, although a bit slow to update its angle reading (the 1/50 degree on that one is hard to nail), especially in winter when stored in a cold garage. You can also use it to set the perfect bevel when sharpening your chiesels on a stone

-- Ed

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#14 posted 1792 days ago

Very versatile addition to the shop.

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#15 posted 1791 days ago

Peachtree Woodworking has them on sale for $19.99 right now. Get em before they’re gone.

KHOP

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