|Review by Tony||posted 01-14-2008 04:27 AM||6960 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
I originally undertook a review of this item http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Tikka/blog/1195 in 2007. here are the comments I made then.
There is not much to do with this unit when it arrives – just remove the battery cover, insert the battery and switch on. The operation of the gauge is very easy. I did find that my gauge when checking my blade in the table saw was wrong by 0.1°. This is within the tolerance of the gauge. I undertake more testing over the next few weeks and post the results. You should note that you ARE NOT limited to using this only on metal surfaces. With care you can use it on aluminium or wood – it just does not “stick” to the surface.
In summary a wonderful little tool, which will be very useful inside and outside the shop. Excellent value for your buck!
This was about 9 months ago, since that time I have used it extensively for many different things and for General setting up of machinery it is close enough in accuracy. However if you need really accurate settings on your equipment, then I would recomend that you use another method of setting and checking the angle used
For example; it was not accurate enough for the lattice cutting boards (I found errors of about 0.1 deg.) I made last year. I still use it daily and would purchase another if it were to become damaged.
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