Angle gauge, protractor???

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Forum topic by msinc posted 03-10-2018 12:30 AM 1281 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2018 12:30 AM

I would like to find an angle gauge/protractor {?} not sure exactly what to call it…a device to measure the angle of a miter. Something I could place on a mitered piece of wood and set it to the angle and it would have a scale to read the exact given measured angle. Maybe another way of saying it {and this is not the full intended purpose} would be a device I could set a saw to a given degree of angle, cut the board and double check that the saw is in fact cutting 44 degrees or 38 degrees or what ever. Should be metal, should be accurate {within reason} not looking to split degrees or hairs and should be relatively easy to read.
Anyone out there have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any info!!! As always, it is greatly appreciated.

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#2 posted 03-10-2018 02:23 AM

I use one like this that is about 40 years old. Still works great for setting the blade angle. Starrett still makes this style inclinometer.

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#3 posted 03-10-2018 02:28 AM

Wixey makes a few models of digital protractors. I haven’t owned one but I have several other Wixey products and they are all good.

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#4 posted 03-10-2018 03:01 AM

I use the Husky 5 in. Digital Protractor. Works great.

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#5 posted 03-10-2018 07:03 AM

Thanks a million for the replies…these are exactly what I am looking for!!!

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#6 posted 03-10-2018 07:36 AM

I own all of the above, plus a couple of these which are handy if you buy one of good quality.

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#7 posted 03-10-2018 07:51 AM

I have a few. This inexpensive one is useful
for some tasks.

I have a Bosch digital angle thing. It’s too big and
awkward for shop work generally but it’s very
accurate. I also have a Starret one with a vernier
gauge on it. Kind of a fuss to read but it locks
up tight.

Shinwa of Japan makes some cool angle gauges
for circular saws that have nice protractor features.

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