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Forum topic by AandCstyle posted 04-20-2017 09:44 PM 426 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AandCstyle

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04-20-2017 09:44 PM

I have used a Beall Tilt Box for several years and it has been fine until today. When I attempted to zero it out, it would start showing ever increasing angles even though it was sitting still on the surface of the table saw. Then I reset it and the same thing occurred so I guess it is time to replace it. I searched for comparative reviews but didn’t see anything more recent than 5 years ago and I imagine the technology has improved since then.

Which brand and model should I buy and why? Thanks for any suggestions.

-- Art


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 04-20-2017 10:02 PM

I have the Wixey one with the backlight and love it. I use it constantly. It’s always accurate and it’s easy to use.

FWIW, the older model with no backlight has a higher stated accuracy but is plagued with battery problems.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Woodchuck2010

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 10:13 PM



I have the Wixey one with the backlight and love it. I use it constantly. It s always accurate and it s easy to use.

FWIW, the older model with no backlight has a higher stated accuracy but is plagued with battery problems.

- HokieKen

+1

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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RichTaylor

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#3 posted 04-20-2017 11:00 PM

Are you sure it doesn’t just need a new battery? I have the AccuMASTER from Calculated Industries. It performs well, and has a backlit display. If I were buying a new one, I’d probably go with the Wixey with the flip-up display (WR365).

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Loren

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#4 posted 04-20-2017 11:14 PM

I have an Igauging. Takes a standard 9v battery.

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Ripper70

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#5 posted 04-20-2017 11:58 PM

I went with the AccuRemote. Pretty darn accurate and has the benefit of magnets on the sides as well as the bottom making it that much more versatile for your table saw blade or jointer fence. Uses 9v battery and is made of metal not plastic.

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Mark

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#6 posted 04-21-2017 04:50 PM

Good morning Art. I have a Wixey. Always accurate and it always works. Hope this helps.

-- Mark

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#7 posted 04-21-2017 06:25 PM

I am on my second Wixey ‘old style’ unit. Don’t leave it on the miter saw blade when you start it up!!! That’s why I am on my second.

It does take the more expensive batteries but I love the accuracy. I have used it to set up my jointer fence, table saw, band saw, miter saw (when cutting crown moulding flat) and even with a bevel gauge.

Just keep a spare battery handy.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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Grumpymike

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#8 posted 04-21-2017 07:57 PM

I really like the Wixley … haven’t used any other digital “boxes” but it is accurate as checked with the ole “angle finder”

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fivecodys

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#9 posted 04-21-2017 08:44 PM



I am on my second Wixey old style unit. Don t leave it on the miter saw blade when you start it up!!! That s why I am on my second.

- Sawdustonmyshoulder

Ok….
That made me laugh out loud! :)
People at work are now looking at me funny.

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jbay

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#10 posted 04-21-2017 09:16 PM

I’ve had my Beall Tilt Box for about 10 years.
I’ve never had to change batteries, although I don’t use it very often. I also leave them in.
Accuracy has been good.

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AandCstyle

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#11 posted 04-21-2017 10:28 PM

My thanks to everyone for all the feedback. It came down to AccuRemote, Igaging or Wixey for me. Wixey seemed to get the nod here and on Amazon so I ordered this one.

-- Art

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 04-22-2017 12:32 AM

Good call IMO Art!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#13 posted 04-24-2017 01:06 PM

fivecodys,

That’s my goal here….. to make folks at your work have funny looks. :^)

Glad I could have been of assistance…...

Have a good day!!!

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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CharleyL

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#14 posted 04-24-2017 01:14 PM

Change the battery or send it to me. I’ll make it work again by changing the battery. Then I’ll have a spare.

Charley

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