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I saw a video of a guy setting his table saw blade with a device that is magnetic and attaches to the saw blade and reads the tilt angle of the blade.
What is this device called.
My old table saw is very difficult to set at a proper angle, you have to get down on the floor to see the angle that you are setting.
I believe this would be much easier for us old guys.


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go to the head of the class...

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That looks like a handy tool!



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If you get one, make sure it doesn't run on coin cell batteries. The new Wixey's (type 2) use a AAA. I have the older ones, and I have to take the battery out after use. Not a huge pain, but a pain none the less
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There are a bunch of these digital angle gauges on the market. I had the original Wixley and it finally bought the farm. I replaced with a newer model that gives you absolute level and relative level. Just remember that these tools are plus or minus 0.02 degrees. Since they are only about 1.5" long you get a relatively good indication of level but has variances that are not meant for real precision work.
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The new Wixey Digital Angle Gauge runs on two AAA batteries and has a backlit readout. It is astonishingly precise. Runs about $30 on Amazon and I suggest you use it before you start ripping or making cuts. My saw almost always stays right on, but not all do. The pix is of the Wixey at a 22.5 angle the other at 90. You set the Wixey on the table, prest on, the press the zero set button. Then move it to the fully raised blade and adjust to the angle you want. Quick, easy.

The pix at 90 is the older model without the rear illumination. You can see how much nicer it is to read the new one.
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The Wixey isn't just for table saws -- I use it almost every day that I'm woodworking. Today, it was on a bandsaw and a jig.
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I have one from Igaging sold by Timbecon here in Oz.
Seems ok, it'll get more work soon, as I'll be cutting a few angles for buffet legs.
This has a rechargeable battery, which trumps all y'all's battery choices!

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