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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-26-2012 01:53 PM 748 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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11-26-2012 01:53 PM

I’m finding this little tool to be very fundamental to my woodworking. I’ve compared the result of this unit to the Grizzly squares and they are off by a couple of points when trying to get a 90 degree on my TS. The squares themselves are right on, but apparently my eye is a little off. This little guage takes my eye out of the equation and I’m cutting straight now. I used it on my joiner fence and man, I’m wondering how any of my glue-ups came out right.

Highly recommend this or similar type device.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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sikrap

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 02:06 PM

Its also quite handy for setting the angle on the Eclipse style honing guides. These are extremely handy to have around. I just wish I didn’t have to remove the battery after every use. If I don’t, the battery will crap out on me.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 02:07 PM

I haven’t had it long enough to notice the battery problem. I turn it off when I’m done with it. It may be the magnet that drains it. I’ll try it out and remove it if it drains. They give you two batteries.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 02:11 PM

I’ve got a Beall, and bought it when I had to set some non-standard bevel angles, really paid for itself.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 02:48 PM

Great tool, I do not use it every day, but when you need it it is easy to use and accurate. My battery has been good for over a year now.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 07:47 PM

I own the Wixey and love it too. I wish it had an auto-shutoff.

Was wondering how the iGaging cube stands up to the Wixey. Rocker having a sale on some iGaging devices, (digital fractional calipers, digital bevel etc…)

Anyone with opinions.

-- Nicky

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 08:47 PM

I like this little gadget a great deal also. I had to learn to keep the batteries out of it, though, when not in use. Even turned off, it will drain them. There are some bevels that I make on the scroll saw or the TS that are under the 5 degree mark. The Wixey really shines for this.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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