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01-18-2013 01:36 AM

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Guys, I have been working with Rance at on his blog http://lumberjocks.com/rance/blog/33604 and for the project I need to set some very specific angles. I bought myself an Wixey angle cube which will work for setting the tablesaw but how do you do this on something like a sled or miter saw?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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#1 posted 01-18-2013 02:02 AM

I use a digital t bevel similar to this one ,but got mine from Lee Valley about a year ago when they had a special offering. It seems to do the job for checking my miter gauge and miter saw angles.

I think something like this would use the same mechanism and probably work the same way

john

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 02:03 AM

You want an electronic thing?

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 02:07 AM

John, thanks for the leads.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 02:09 AM

Loren, not necessarily just need something reliable and repeatable.

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 02:10 AM

Bridge City Tools, while not cheap, are rather accurate.

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/default/tools.html?limit=all

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 02:12 AM

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 02:14 AM

Loren, the angles were talking about are things like 25.4 degrees, these items won’t help for these. Thanks for taking the time though.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#8 posted 01-18-2013 02:18 AM

Waho, this is NOT in the realm of possibility. This looks like it would be very accurate but not for my pockets.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#9 posted 01-18-2013 03:24 AM

+1 on the digital T-bevel, but you can accomplish the same with with the Wixey and an ordinary T-bevel.

Zero the Wixey on a flat surface (TS or bench…), and set the bevel so that it is something like 90 degree formation. Clamp the bevel handle to the surface so that the blade is point up. Possibly overhang it so you can have the blade extend down as well as up. Now, use the Wixey to adjust the blade to the desired angle.

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#10 posted 01-18-2013 03:56 AM

I prefer the vernier version of the universal bevel:

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PMAKA=635-6601&PMPXNO=950760&PARTPG=INLMK32

It’s pretty accurate, to about 1/12th of a degree.

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#11 posted 01-18-2013 04:02 AM

You might consider a LJ source
http://lumberjocks.com/Boatman53/blog/33340

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 04:49 AM

Pat,

Something like this:

The red box is supposed to be a Wixey.

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 01:45 PM

Thats great Iguana, this is the picture I had in my head. I would use the magnets on the blade to set this. Like I wrote in my message to you, it was the flat angle I needed to set. I guess I could use the wixey the way you have it shown and then just lay the bevel tool flat on the miter saw bench?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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