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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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Yup ..........Wixey
 

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go to the head of the class...

Tilt Box...

no battery issues...
doesn't get the jitters...
auto **** off really works...
 

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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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go dead nut accurate and no batteries...
KISS/MISS...
sets to the plane of the tool table over a wider length rather than a just a spot..

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Been a fan for several years. Prefer the new one as outlined by Tom. Adaptable to multiple uses as well. Used it to set the table angle on my Ridgid spindle sander and drill press platform. They have also been added to the DEWalt 735 and the Max drum sander.
 

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Tom, is it a big "pain" to change the batteries? I have the old model and it is difficult to remove and replace the plastic cover to access the battery.

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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
Interesting. I currently have three of the older iGaging Angle Cubes and have had no problems with the batteries and they are the coin battery type. I did have to replace the battery in my original one once, but that was after a couple of years of use.

I see iGaging now has a rechargeable battery version, via USB connection. That is cool, but since I haven't had problems with batteries, not much of a value to me. Backlite is cool too, but again, no real issues without it for me.
https://www.amazon.com/iGaging-Angle-Cube/dp/B01FB5WXNK

I use these for setting angles on my metal machining vertical knee mill, woodworking equipment (table saw, bandsaw, miter saw, disk sander) and sharpening angle setting (Viel 1x42 belt grinder and Tormek T8). I keep one with each set of machines. I destroyed my original one by flinging it off the belt grinder when I turned it on before taking the angle cube off the platen.

I checked their accuracy with several methods of precision angle setting and found them to be well within acceptable ranges, especially for woodworking and sharpening. 0.15º was the maximum error and most were 0.0º. The maximum error occurred on my (import) machinist's square and a adjustable vernier angle setting block. Tells me I need to get a quality, domestic set of machinist's squares and the angle block setting was more likely user related.

It is important to be sure the magnets are clear of any magnetic particles (eg. my metal working activities) as any small particle could throw it off. That is one reason I have several, so my woodworking one doesn't see those, but I still check all of them to be sure they are clean.

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Interesting. I currently have three of the older iGaging Angle Cubes and have had no problems with the batteries and they are the coin battery type. I did have to replace the battery in my original one once, but that was after a couple of years of use.
Rick,

I love my digital devices, but if I leave the batteries in my Wixey or my cheap digital calipers, etc.. they always seem to be dead when I need them. If I take them out, they seem to last forever.
 
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