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    Wixey Digital Angle gage

    Has any one used one of those digital angle gages? I just got one a cpouple a days ago. I was making a com-pound angle box. It is made in two sections. Then glued to gether. It is basicaly two boxes with the corners at 45 Deg. and a 5 degree slope to the sides. Any way I will post pictures of it later. But my point being most all the blade tilting gages on either my miter saw or tablesaw are not very acurate. To get the same angle of blade tilt on both so they match is a real bummer. But with that digital gage I set them both to 5 degrees within second and the both match up perfectly. Woodcraft had them on sale for $29.99 Works great!
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    yup and its sweeet huh??? mr wixey has got it together,,he has other gauges out there now too. but grab your slef an extra battery or when yu least expect it your outa juice
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    Ron, did you get the 3" or 8"?
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    Ron,

    The wixey has become one of my most used tools in the shop. My jointer used to drive me crazy till it occurred to me that I could use the wixey not just for the fence, but to see if the infeed and outfeed we coplaner. I use it to set miter guages and my table on the band saw and disk sander. It's great.
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    Dad and I both love them. I have a Beall angle gauge as well. I like the way the Wixey hangs on better and use it for most things. The Beall has one more decimal position so it stays on the tablesaw (actually under it, stuck to the frame) but it is a little fussy magnet-position-wise in use.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 03-10-2009 at 12:49 AM.
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    Ron, are you talking about one of these...

    http://www.wixey.com/digitalprotractor/index.html

    or one of these?

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

    I have a Peachtree knockoff of the first one, and the Beall version of the second one. They'e both very handy.
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    I have a wixey also and I use it alot. You can also use it to set the angle of the table on the drill press. I zero it on the drill bit and then set the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bloem View Post
    I have a wixey also and I use it alot. You can also use it to set the angle of the table on the drill press. I zero it on the drill bit and then set the table.
    And if you ever question your miter gauge, clamp the bar in your vise, zero against the bar, set the Wixey on the gauge head and adjust to 90 or your desired angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Roase View Post
    Has any one used one of those digital angle gages?
    Yes, great tool, use it all the time. One question though, the battery doesn't seem to last very long. Anybody else has this problem or is it just the cold temperatures here in Colorado?

    DKT

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    my sis in law bought me one for my birthday, to compliment the incra miter slide that my wife bought me for my birthday. both are very accurate.
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