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Forum topic by Ghidrah posted 04-23-2015 11:28 PM 790 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ghidrah

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04-23-2015 11:28 PM

Anyone here have and use the Wixy 365 digital angle gauge? I’m considering it after reading about it and other similar tools on the net. Up till now I’ve been using a machine square and a couple 3 drafting squares for 45 and 30° blade angles. The rest from speed and or framing squares and a bevel gauge.

Is the tool worth it, is it accurate? The Wixy says to + or – .001, if so I’d be happier than a P.I.S.
Are there any drawbacks not addressed in the ads and videos?

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#1 posted 04-23-2015 11:55 PM

It’s +/- 0.1 degrees, not 0.001 degrees. I have the WR360. It’s very much worth it to buy. I’d recommend it.

http://www.wixey.com/anglegauge/

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 01:48 AM

correct, I flaked while typing one should leave food in the kitchen instead of all over the comp table and keyboard.

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#3 posted 04-24-2015 02:10 AM

I have the 300. So far I find it accurate. I use it on my table saw and jointer.

I’m considering getting the Wixy for my Dewalt planer.

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#4 posted 04-24-2015 02:38 AM

Geeze, TS, BS, SS, DCS miter box. I hadn’t considered the jointer, I never bothered with any angle but 90° with it.
I seem to have an issue with the miter box, it doesn’t want to stay at -0-.

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#5 posted 04-24-2015 04:03 AM

I’ve got the digital protractor and bevel gauge. I love them and use them with great frequency. I have a Makita 12” sliding compound miter box saw with extremely sloppy stops. I tried to find a way got get if fixed but the cost was outrageous. The Wixey gauge was a great solution.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-25-2015 12:07 AM

That Wixey totally revolutionized my ability to cut accurate miter joints for boxes! I have not had the battery drain problems that others report.

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#7 posted 04-25-2015 12:17 AM

Like BurlyBob, I have both and love them. Not sure what I would do without them now.

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#8 posted 04-25-2015 01:58 PM

I’ve got both the gages, one for the dewalt planer and the table saw angle gage. The angle gage is very handy and accurate. I use it all the time. The one for the planer is a little finicky. I usually have trouble getting it to zero. Guess it’s me. Since reading this post I’m going to play with it today and see if I can get it working a little better. To answer your question though is, yes I think their worth the money. Especially the angle gage. I’ve had no battery problem either. Mine sits on my saws fence all the time.
Gerald

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#9 posted 04-25-2015 04:04 PM

I have the WR300 and it EATS batteries. I take the battery out after each use. That WR 365 that uses AAAs looks like a better deal.
As to it’s accuracy: I’ve used it on the TS, SCMS, DP table and jointer fence. No complaints.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 04-25-2015 10:56 PM

Batteries aren’t an issue for me, I use all rechargeables.

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