by George Vondriska
What woodworker hasn’t lamented over the protractors on table saws and miter saws? If you’ve been disappointed, Wixey can make your life a lot easier with its Digital Angle Gauge, $40. It takes the guesswork out of setting a blade to a precise angle.
Using the Angle Gauge is easy. Turn it on, set it on the table, and push the Zero button. Then, using the magnets in the base of the Angle Gauge, stick the gauge to the saw blade. As you angle the blade the gauge will provide a continuous readout of where you are within one tenth of a degree.
The magnets don’t need to stick to the table surface, only the blade. So the Angle Gauge can be zeroed on cast iron, aluminum, or any other horizontal surface.
The table saw was the first application that sprang into my mind, but the Angle Gauge also works great on miter saws, jointers, even bandsaws. It’s a great way to make sure you’ve got the correct angle on lots of tools.
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