I recently bought digital angle guage that magnetically attaches to my
tablesaw blade. It detects the angle of the blade cut. My question
is whether it actually measures the angle in relationship to the
tablesaw or true level.
One thing to keep in mind. Don't lean on the table when reading the device.
When I first got mine, my cuts were way off. Then I realized that, when
bending down to read the angle readout with the cube on the blade, I was
leaning on the table which wasn't sitting perfectly flat on my sloping
concrete garage floor. This changed the angle of the table, ever so
slightly, but enough to change the readout by at least a few 10ths...
plenty enough to mess up a miter joint.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Actually I have one that is similar.
I don't use it much, but it was dead on, Checked with a level, and it is
very good. Mine is the tiltbox ii, not as good resolution as the wixey..
but well made, and batteries have lasted for about 2 years.
I have used it with a steel stud (pretty straight) for grading single
handedly. played with it in the shop, and it's good, but I don't find it
that useful for WW needs in the shop.
I have had one too for years, it is the only way I set my bevel angle on
my TS. But these measuring devises do not indicate level, rather they
indicate the degree of tilt from where it was last zeroed.
My batteries started lasting much longer after realizing that the tight
fitting case pressed the" on button" if I was not careful sliding it
back inside the case.
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