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    angle finder

    We were in Springfield, MO over the weekend. Wifey wanted to go to the mall. I wanted to go to Grizzly but my budget said "Wassa point?".
    Oh, well. So, I stopped in at Harbor Freight instead. For those who don't know, HF is the poor man's Grizzly.
    Didn't buy much but did come away with this digital angle finder thing. At $27.00 it is much more reasonable than other similar on the market.
    Checked a bunch of tools in my shop. They are all off by a little bit. Too much work to right all of them. So, I taped a bit of cardboard to the sole of one shoe. Now we are good.
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    Lemme see if I have this straight. You found all your tools off by a bit and rather than adjust your tools, you adjusted the measuring devise?

    I don't get it.

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    I get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Lemme see if I have this straight. You found all your tools off by a bit and rather than adjust your tools, you adjusted the measuring devise?

    I don't get it.
    No, you don't understand. I adjusted me.
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    I got it Frank..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    No, you don't understand. I adjusted me.
    I never realized you were mal-adjusted!
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    i don't know about the rest of you, but i for one do not want to see a pic of frank adjusting himself...
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    Your solution is a lot better than what I was thinking, Frank. The shoe's easier to shim than the shop.

    Congrats on the new tool. I have the Beall version, and although I haven't had a lot of need to use it, it's been handy the times I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    i don't know about the rest of you, but i for one do not want to see a pic of frank adjusting himself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Lemme see if I have this straight. You found all your tools off by a bit ....
    Hmmmm Were they all off the same amount? Maybe it was the device that's off.

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