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My thanks to my friend and fellow member Frank for drawing my attention to this very interesting device. Play the video and then comment on it.

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My thanks to my friend and fellow member Frank for drawing my attention to this very interesting device. Play the video and then comment on it.

https://www.chipsfly.com/product/34-...eid=33c9ac106a
I don't know Harry. You always seem to find the coolest stuff, but I just can't see myself using this device. I have enough trouble trying to remember where I laid my tape down.
I even spread them out in the shop when I am making something repetitive using different tools.

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Igauging makes some handy measuring devices. I'm guessing this one won't be a big seller.
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I can see it being off on almost every measurement. Key being that arrow and as a start/stop point it can be off depending on you eyesight. At least with a tape or ruler you have a solid starting point. A ruler can be placed flat on the edge and a tape measure has a lip. I Like most of their stuff but this one doesn't resonate with me at all. I see this either getting lost easily, off by a bit each time, and being forgotten. I try to use the same measuring device so everything is the same. Each measurement will be accurately inaccurate if the tape has a loose end. I've seen where the end of the tape gets looser over time but if all measurements are made using the same tool they'll all be equally off if that makes sense. Key to my issue with these is the rolling start/stop points accuracy. If anyone gets one of these try making the same measurement twice and see if they're the same.

I'll stay with my tapes and rulers for now.....
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If I was still active in my shed I would definitely have a couple of them, internal measurements and odd shapes are normally quite difficult to measure accurately but this device makes it eezee peezee.

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The video would have been more convincing if they did a comparison with a tape measure to show how accurate it was in comparison. I like the board foot calculator feature though, as I frequently need to know if I'm being accurately charged when buying lumber by the board foot. Having one of these with me at the saw mill or lumber yard could be very handy, especially when buying non standard thickness boards. For this reason alone, I think it's worth the money and will likely buy one.

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[QUOTE=CharleyL;2069825]The video would have been more convincing if they did a comparison with a tape measure to show how accurate it was in comparison. I like the board foot calculator feature though, as I frequently need to know if I'm being accurately charged when buying lumber by the board foot. Having one of these with me at the saw mill or lumber yard could be very handy, especially when buying non standard thickness boards. For this reason alone, I think it's worth the money and will likely buy one.

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Not a big cell phone for everything user myself but I do have an app that gives me board feet from the measurements I take with my tape. Too old to change I guess.
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Give me one, I'll accept it, but likely not use it. Buy one? No.

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I see that it would be very handy for wheelwrights. I think I've thrown away money on a lot of other things I thought would be useful. I think this could be useful for many things, and at $20.00 why not? I have spent that much on retracting tape measures.
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I think it would be handy for some things. Odd shapes in ornate metal work come to mind when trying to duplicate pieces.
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