REVIEW - Beall Tilt Box (Digital Inclinometer) - www.onlinetoolreviews.com

Hi all,
Just finished a review of the Beall Tilt Box. Terribly handy device for saw blade setup and machine setup. http://www.onlinetoolreviews.com/reviews/bealltiltbox.htm
Hope it helps!
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Dean Bielanowski
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This looks just like a the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge (except it's red) which has been around for awhile...
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Yep. Apparently someone came out with a cheap digital inclinometer mechanism and it's getting sold under a number of different brands. This one seems to have magnets on all sides. The reviewer has used the word "accurate" when talking about the resolution (number of digits) of the display. He should have said "precise". Accuracy wasn't tested in this review.
I must admit, these things are pretty handy. I bought the Wixey for review on my web site:
http://www.ts-aligner.com/ts-aligner-jr-lite-vs-wixey.htm
Unlike the review here, I actually tested it for accuracy and verified the claims. The biggest drawback is its dependence on gravity. It will only measure vertical angles (blade tilt, jointer fence, and... not much else). Handy, accurate, durable, but kinda pricey for a one trick pony.
Ed Bennett snipped-for-privacy@ts-aligner.com
http://www.ts-aligner.com Home of the TS-Aligner
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I've already got your product, Ed, and I'm very happy with it. But I also bought a Beall Tilt Box and it's far and away the best $35 I've spent in a long time. I use mine at least a few times a week, and it's now one of my must-have tools for work. One trick pony? Maybe, but it's a great trick and a great pony. It's great for tilting arbor shaper set-up too. I love it.
JP
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It is a pretty fun device. I'd say that if you could not afford both tools, then you'll get more versatility and angle measurement accuracy from the Aligner. But, if you can afford both, then you can use the Tilt Box (or one of the many other versions of the device) for quick, easy, and accurate vertical angle measurement.
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That's a good point. If I needed a precise 22 1/2 degree angle, it would be more complicated to use TS-Aligner Jr that something that gave you a direct read-out.
I am very impressed with my TS A Jr. But the one thing it does that is the most complicated is the one thing the Beall does easiest. So they compliment each other.
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