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edp

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2493 days ago

I probably would have seen my latest acquisition at a tool show if I would make the time to go. What is it? a wixey!!
They are selling an aftermarket digital readout for the tablesaw rip fence. Unlike some I have seen that require significant disassembly before you can remove the fence from the saw, followed by recalibration, you never loose calibration on this one and the fence can be lifted off and reinstalled at will without recalibrating. At $150.00 and free shipping, how can you beat it.

I am only sharing my enthusiasm at this point though. It won’t arrive for 2 days.

Ed

-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry. www.crookedlittletree.com


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#1 posted 2493 days ago

sounds interesting….. 2 days and counting!

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#2 posted 2493 days ago

Their other products are pretty decent. There’s been some discussion about the bevel gauge and the planer gauge. I’d be interested to hear about the fence gauge when you get it up and running.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 2493 days ago

They included the bevel guage as a “FREE” gift as part of this sale. I have heard plenty of people on other forums singing the praise of the bevel guage but absolutely no mention of the rip fence guage or the planer guage. I purchased a DRO for my planer last winter and would not consider working without it now, but it is not a wixey. Here’s to hoping that the rip fence DRO is everything they advertise.

Ed

-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry. www.crookedlittletree.com

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#4 posted 2476 days ago

Well, the Wixey DRO on the rip fence has been installed 3 days ago (finally) and was used to break down 9 sheets of ¾” oak veneer plywood for a kitchen cabinet job yesterday. Two hours start to finish with the help of the Wixey. As I have mentioned on previous posts, I use the “Cabinet Planner” software and have it setup to output exact dimensions in 3 decimal places rather than rounding to the nearest sixteenth. The DRO makes setting the rip fence a dream. No more referring to the conversion chart to find the nearest fractional equivalent and allowing a smidge here and there. I just move the fence into place allowing +/- .015” and lock it down. I am definately happy with this purchase. As to the assembly, I followed my typical pattern and left the instructions folded up in the box. It required the use of 4 machine thread bolts and nuts to join the rail lengths together. 4 machine thread bolts and nuts to attach the mounting brackets to the rail assembly. Once together, I clamped it up to my rail tube and drilled 4 mounting holes for the brackets and installed the self tapping machine thread bolts (they even sent the correct sized drill bit). Lastly, I attached the clip for the magnet connection to the rip fence, spent every bit of 8 seconds to calibrate and done. It auotmatically goes to sleep when it doesn’t register any activity but when you hit the power button regardless of the fence location, it accurately displays it’s position.
A closing note on the “FREE” Wixey angle guage gift. This thing is a great tool to have. To use it, you simply sit it on the table or bed of the tool you are using and press the zero button. Then, in the case of the table saw, you attach it (magnetically) to the blade and dial in your bevel angle.

-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry. www.crookedlittletree.com

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