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Forum topic by steffen707 posted 884 days ago 1514 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steffen707

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884 days ago

Both seem to offer the same line up of products. I read a lot of people don’t like the locking mechanism of the wixey digital protractor.

Most seem to think the wixey is good to within .1degrees whereas the igaging is within .2degrees.

I like how the igaging has a hold function as well as the relative level with the earth. I think wixey just made a new angle finder that has those features and a tiltable screen but it hasn’t gotten as good of reviews as the older wixey or the igaging unit.

I’ve gotta do some base and crown work in my living room this weekend, so I’m going to order something today and have it overnight shipped as I can’t find any of these locally.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.


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lew

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#1 posted 884 days ago

I have one of the Wixey protractors and agree about the locking mechanism. Their tilt box works great. The digital height gauge- not so great. The last digit constantly changes value by a couple 10/1000’s. Probably no big deal for what I do but still annoying.

Just my 2ยข

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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steffen707

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#2 posted 884 days ago

I mean most of the stuff I would need the protractor for I can just write down the measurement like for inside and outside angles with moulding, so that’s not a huge deal to me. I think I would rather have the better accuracy if other guys agree that wixey is better than igaging.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 884 days ago

Not much to add on the digital stuff, but FWIW I have a 4” igauging double square and it’s slightly out of square and the sliding is rough.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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steffen707

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#4 posted 884 days ago

Well i orered both the 8” wixey protractor and the newer angle finder with built in “level to earth” and hold functions.

I’ll try em out and post a review of each for you guys. I got them shipped overnight, so I should have them tomorrow.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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