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Forum topic by westside posted 11-27-2009 01:32 PM 2055 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2009 01:32 PM

How do you measure the angle on a table saw blade. I am trying to cut a board on my table saw with a 5 degree angle. Is there a tool you can use to find the angle?

Thanks in advance, Rich

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#1 posted 11-27-2009 01:48 PM

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 04:22 PM

I agree with niki. I’ve heard nothing but positive results using the Wixey.


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#3 posted 11-27-2009 04:50 PM

Try your iPhone, if you have one!

-- jay,

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 05:58 PM

No iPhone, I don’t even own a cell phone! LOL! Thanks for the link above. I will give it a try.

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 06:05 PM

I checked and adjusted my TS angle gauge with a known 45 and 90 angle. Now I just use the gauge on the saw.

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 06:56 PM

A simple way if you have a chop saw set it a 5 degrees cut a small piece of wood and use as you guide ,but a wixey angle finder should be more accurate.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 07:03 PM

Here is wixy competitor on sale at Craftsman studio. They also have have wixy on sale for $27.95.

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 07:36 PM

another vote for the wixey picked one up at rockler on sale for 29.00
they go on sale at a lot of places best thing i have got for the table saw

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#9 posted 11-27-2009 08:12 PM

I like Wixey stuff, I have 5 of their products including their angle gauge but I don’t use it (came with the Saw Fence Digital Readout). Instead I use the Tilt Box from The Beall Tool Company, picked it up at the Woodworkers Show. It, like the iGaging AngleCube reads out to one hundredth of an inch. Sounds like overkill in woodworking but it’s not. Because, when displaying in tenths it is rounding to the nearest tenth, that means it’s error can be a tenth (example, 4.96 can read 5.0 and 5.04 can read 5.0). My RAS is off by 0.1 degrees right now, that’s 0.024” over its 14” cut. If all 4 sides of box are off by that it’s not going to come out square. So I’d recommend any that read out to a hundredth.

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#10 posted 11-27-2009 08:15 PM

Thanks everyone, You have given me some great ideas. I just noticed I misspelled blade on the thread title. LOL!

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 08:21 PM

Yeah, but we read crooked anyway Westside!

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