For those extremely rare occasions when I apply a protractor to my bevel
gauge here is the deluxe version of the dust collector (for me...) ;~)
"Negated" how? By requiring two part parts to perform the same function,
and keep track of; by being without an instantly available readout at
the push of a button, and requiring two parts to get one; by being too
bulky to go in your apron pocket, or tool pouch, if you want the same
functionality; by being almost twice the price, factoring in shipping;
and not being available immediately, and from just one source?
That said, their write-up nicely made the case for the very
_functionality_ you have been going out of your way to cast doubt on, as
above, ever since the issue came up. :)
Negated?, Hardly. :)
LOL... It's a methods of work issue for sure.
Here's another tool that garnered a lot of strange reactions when I showed
it at my woodworker's club meeting. It's my most recent favorite tool...
An amazingly handy tool. Falls well into the notion that you start out with
the coarsest tool you can. I use it to split boards along the grain to start
grain matching for glue ups, split out stock for dowels, etc. Old school...
not well understood or appreciated by guys who use feeler gauges,
micrometers, and digital readouts in their woodworking. I float between meat
powered and electric powered... Neander/Normite... depends on my mood and
Here's another "old school" tool, but this one well understood by guys
who use "feeler gauges, micrometers, and digital readouts in their
And, with a little duct tape, your "dust collection" is indeed possible. :)
Well under ten bucks online ...
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