Sliding bevels are for copying or transferring angles.
Readout seems like a needless add on. At least you'll
still be able to use it as a sliding bevel when the battery
dies. General? Hope it's more accurate than the
stamped out General 1/128" vernier caliper I bought
Yep, for those stuck in a rut with no imagination, it most probably is.
> when the battery dies.
So, when the battery dies, _you_ are that guy who buys a new tool
instead of a battery?
Well, that's a mystery solved. :)
You don't sound all that confident ... just learned to read, or have no
idea which "General" it is?
Yeah, I hope so too ... I'd hate to be that easily fooled.
Hell, here lately I'm just trying to figure WTF makes some folks feel
the need to be publicly negative about a tool of which they have
_absolutely_ no first hand knowledge?
6 distinct gems (from the mineral Festool) are to be inlayed on the
outside of a wooden bracelet. Two such bracelets are the same if the
relative orientation of the gems is the same (for instance if the
bracelet is rotated or flipped upside down). How many ways can the gems
be inlayed (i.e. how many such bracelets are there)?
With a compass, or with a digital sliding T-bevel, it will be easy to
mark where the gems should be located! Of course, depending on
technique, error could be cumulative.
The problems seems more difficult using 7 distinct gems (score +1 for
the sliding T-bevel)!
At 5 minutes of an arc resolution, more precision than I'll
ever need. True also for the General, but the vernier reads
even if the battery croaks. How well does an electronic
protractor hold up to a dusty environment, like a wood shop?
On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:38:31 -0800 (PST), Father Haskell
You can take the digitally accurate angle and put it onto a miter saw
for a precise cut. It's tougher and takes longer with a sliding
bevel. You always nudge the slider with the miter blade while trying
to get the angle right. DAMHIKT
The ultimate result of shielding men from folly
is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer
On Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:50:29 -0800 (PST), Father Haskell
<blush> You just reminded me to take it apart, clean it, and lube it
up while it's sitting idle this winter. But a loose one will do it,
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are
based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that
I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as
I have received and am still receiving.
-- Albert Einstein
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