LumberJocks

Reviews: Measuring Tools

  • Advertise with us
Grizzly G9849 Magnetic Base/Dial Indicator Combo

Grizzly G9849 Magnetic Base/Dial Indicator Combo

10-04-2009 04:58 AM by ChunkyC | 10 comments »

I purchased one of these to fine tune my tools, mostly my table saw and miter saw. Pros:Cost. This costs less than $22 from Amazon. Comes with a plastic storage case. (TIP: Remember how it’s packed BEFORE you remove it for the first time. It’s a bear getting the lid to close if you miss this) There are two arms that you can adjust to get the dial indicator into about any position. A very strong magnet with an on off switch. Cons:There are two arms that you can adj...

Read this review »


Harbor Freight Dial Indicator with flex mount

Harbor Freight Dial Indicator with flex mount

04-13-2013 08:28 PM by dschlic1 | 1 comment »

I purchased this dial indicator to align my table saw. I choose this unit because, rather then getting a magnetic base, this unit uses a vise grip type pliers and a flexible shaft. The flexible shaft consists of a series of tubes and round rings. Inside the tubes and rings is a steel cable. On one end of the shaft is a mounting clamp for the dial indicator, and also a screw adjustment to adjust the over all length of the shaft.On the other end is a boss that screws into the vise grip pliers a...

Read this review »


Kerfmaker - Bridge City

Kerfmaker - Bridge City

01-24-2011 04:23 PM by Rick | 9 comments »

My wife surprised me with this last night. Hey, I deserved it. That snowblower doesn’t steer itself :) What it does: (see link. it explains it better than I can)http://www.bridgecitytools.com/Products/KM-1+Kerfmaker Here’s another review showing what it does:http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1154 Impressions:I knew it would be small so I wasn’t surprised there. I immediately went to loosen the thumb screws and mess around with it, but I couldn’t get the silv...

Read this review »


Great Caliper

Great Caliper

03-13-2011 10:30 PM by matt garcia | 21 comments »

I have to tell you, there are plenty of measuring instrument companies out there offering fractional reading digital calipers cheaper than this one. When I first got this in my hands at our monthly sales meeting, and experienced the ultra smooth movement on the slide, and the fact that it returns to zero every time, I was intrigued. The guys at Insize approached our company about becoming a dealer. They brought in many measuring instruments, and passed them around the room. Every one I ...

Read this review »


Wixey readout mounted to Powermatic Planer

Wixey readout mounted to Powermatic Planer

02-17-2010 10:26 PM by unisaw2 | 7 comments »

Wixey Digital Planer Readout with Fractions Model WR510Bought from Amazon: $58.99 This readout is designed for portable planers, see below for this custom installation. The angled display, and auto shut-off are nice features.Love the fraction measurements. Accuracy is: fractions=1/32, decimal=.005in(~1/128). It is great to set the machine to get a 9/16” cut. I also really like the calibration feature. Once calibrated it will show the exact dimension of the planed board. C...

Read this review »


Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

01-14-2008 04:27 AM by Tony | 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....

Read this review »


Tune your machines to perfection, Install jointer knives flawlessly

Tune your machines to perfection, Install jointer knives flawlessly

11-29-2010 03:40 AM by StumpyNubs | 23 comments »

I’ve been reviewing some of my favorite Harbor Freight gems and this is the latest: The Cen-Tech 623 Dial Indicator. I’ve wanted a machinist dial gauge for a while, they’re fantastic for fine tuning your workshop machines, adding super precision to jigs, even easily and accurately installing jointer knives. But they are usually pricey in my opinion, especially when you add the stand. But Harbor Freight has come through again! First of all, if you check it out on the we...

Read this review »


Wixey WR 550  - Excellent addition to an old 15" Planer

Wixey WR 550 - Excellent addition to an old 15" Planer

11-17-2011 04:24 AM by jwisbey | 5 comments »

I recently installed a Wixey WR 550 digital readout to a 20 year old Bridgewood BW15P 15” planer. I purchased it from Amazon for $79 dollars. The contents were well packed in the box. The reason I purchased this readout was due to the various options for installation on a machine. With my planer being so old, I wasn’t sure if I could find a digital readout for it. The installation took about 20 minutes, with most of the time determining where the best place to install it wa...

Read this review »


Starrett Fixed Sqaure

Starrett Fixed Sqaure

03-31-2008 04:44 AM by USCJeff | 12 comments »

I’m hesistant to post this given I’ve heard nothing but praise concerning Starrett. This square was inexpensive, but I thought given the reputation it would be accurate if treated properly. After struggling with some botched miters I checked the square for accuracy. I did the simple test of using a known straight edge and drawing a line with a sharp instrument. Flip the square and draw another. Lines intersected after 5 inches. Tested a few other measuring tools to verify the...

Read this review »


Digital readout for my router table

Digital readout for my router table

11-14-2009 07:38 AM by GaryK | 9 comments »

My woodpeckers PRL router lift is pretty accurate with it’s little gauge, but I liked some of the features of a digital readout. I actually bought this about 3 months ago and just got around to mounting it the other day. Now that it’s a lot cooler I will start putting a lot more time in the shop. One of the things that I liked most about it is the ABS/INC (Absolute or Incremental) function. Every time you change your bit on the router it changes your Zero setting on your rea...

Read this review »


« prev 1 2 3 4 5 ... 15 next »
147 reviews

Add new review
View Product Index
RSS FEED

Browse reviews

categories | brands | all reviews


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com