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March 27, 2017

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge – a Favorite Tool

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

 

We often read woodworking tool reviews at the time when the tool is just released. However, this review is of a tool I have steadily used over the last 2 years and it is quite simply a joy to use. The Wixey digital angle gauge has the ability to take the woodworker’s skills to the next level because it is easy to use along with being very accurate. No longer does the woodworker have to rely on the less than accurate gauges of a table saw or a miter saw to approximate the angles to be set. One can set the correct angle effortlessly within seconds by using this wonderful setup tool.

During the time I have employed the Wixey Digital angle gauge in my workshop I have found all sorts of uses for it. It can be seen in many of the previous postings on this woodworking blog.
Here are a few examples:

Cutting wood inlay segments on the tiliting band saw miter sled - Wixey Digital angle gauge

Tilting Bandsaw Miter Sled
The angle gauge is used to set the tilting table of the bandsaw in reference to the blade to achieve cuts that are dead-on perfect.

Wixey Digital angle gauge - Setting the blade angle on the 10 inch compound miter saw blade.

The digital angle gauge accurately measures the bevel cut on the 10 inch compound miter saw blade.

Wixey Digital angle gauge and Table Saw blade

The table saw blade is set perpendicular to the table.

The Wixey Digital angle gauge can be used to set the angle on the jointer fence and also to set the angle on a drill press table. Once you start using this marvelous measuring device you will find more ways for it to be utilized in your shop.

The base of the Wixey Digital angle gauge has two super strong magnets that can be used to attach itself to saw blades or a jointer fence. Begin by setting the angle gauge on a reference surface and pressing the zero button. Once the gauge has a zero reading it can now be placed on the blade or the fence that you are adjusting. Now, simply adjust to the desired angle and lock the blade or fence in place. It’s that easy.

The Wixey digital gauge (model WR 300) is accurate within 0.1 degrees. It comes with a battery.

The Wixey digital angle gauge is simply a must have tool for the setup of power tools in the woodworking shop. The Wixey digital angle gauge allows the woodworker to save time, save material, and to work with confidence.

What are you thoughts about using a Wixey digital angle gauge?
How have you used your Wixey digital angle gauge?

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