Digital Protractor Electronic Angle Gauge
Use this Wixey digital protractor electronic angle gauge to get quick, accurate measurements of existing angles like mitered trim work, crown molding, roof slopes, and wall corners. This tool is...
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- Digital protractor electronic angle gauge
- Large easy to read display
- Reads angles from 0 to 180 degrees
- Aluminum with built in magnets to help hold the protractor to metal surfaces
Easy to use. I don't have a digital scale on my old compound miter saw. With this tool, I don't need one. I put up pre-stained and lacquered 4 piece crown molding and a multi-piece wainscoting. I didn't have to re-cut anything.
Excelent for frames.
Make srollsaw crafts. 40 years experience.
I found this unit not that easy to use. For the desired angle to be set one needs quite a bit of force to tighten the locking knob which tends to move the set angle off [@]
Very Accurate, easy to use but no lock
Using it to set by radial arm saw. Could set compound miters (11 deg x 1 deg) very accurately. Only complaint is the poor locking - its more of an increase in friction than actual locking.
Wixey Digital Protractor Angle Gauge
I have only use it once. I like how easy it is to uses.
Too much whiz and not enough bang
WHEN YOU TRY TO LOCK YOUR SETTING IT DOES NOT LOCK. ANY LITTLE BUMP WILL MOVE THE ANGLE.
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This is definately another great digital tool from Wixey. My only complaint is that there is no way to lock it in place when taking a measurement. If need be, it would make it easier to transfer the angle to a piece of wood, a bevel gauge, or some tool.
Excellent for the price.
I use this tool to calibrate the blades on my table saw and my miter saw. It works great. The readings are perfect every time and every cut is true. Excellent tool. Well worth having in your tool box. The uses are limitless.
First one DOA. Woodcraft replaced,
First one DOA out of the box. Woodcraft replaced, no hassle. New one works just fine. Exactly as advertised.
tool needs development work
the locking mechanism needs to be improved it won't hold the setting very well
I have been watching this item for quite a while now but it was a little out of my price justification. I already have a Wixey Digital Angle Gauge and love it. The only issue I had with it is the battery. (I have now gotten over it!) So I watched and when the Angle Cube using the 9 Volt battery came on sale for [$] each I jumped at it and actually bought two. (From Another Vendor.) Once I got them I compared them to the Wixey Angle Gauge. The Wixey and my quality Square were in agreement to the angles and the angle cube was .4 Deg off. That is a big deal when trying to miter! So I returned the angle cubes and stuck with my Wixey. When the Wixey Digital Protractor went on sale during Christmas I was very confident on the quality of the product I would get. I have had it a couple of months and used it twice so far. It put a smile on my face both times. I am confident that I will get many years of good use from both of the Wixey products I have purchased. Instructions for filling out this review say that if it was a gift I should disclose it in my comments. OK OK it was a Christmas Gift - to Myself. :)
Good product, but too short for moldings
I've used this for some time now and found it to be problem free. It is best used in conjunction with Wixey's Digital Angle Gauge (Woodcraft #147281) for setting up a table saw or miter saw or for checking the spring angle of a crown molding etc. However, for measuring wall angles for mitering wall, chair rail or crown moldings there are better tools available. In those situations it is better to use an electronic protractor with (1) a lock button to save the measurement and (2) longer arms (18"-24")for getting a more accurate reading over a longer stretch of the wall. E.g., Bosch makes an excellent electronic protractor, bit it's pretty expensive.
Wixey Digital Angle Gauge
I've used this gauge once but it gave me the perfect angle for the first time ever.
what a great product !
i love being able to check angles, square,miter gauge-to-blade and blade to table with one (accurate) gauge. beats trying to eyeball daylight with a regular square.
Great woodshop accessory
Very accurate! Excellent for miter gauge setup though the position lock is nearly worthless. This protractor is a big plus for segmented bowl turning.
Wixey Digital Protractor Electronic Angl
This protractor works great as a lay out guide
This tool does what I needed - sets angles on my miter saw, table saw, etc. I've 'confirmed' its accuracy against some other setup tools I've got. It appears accurate to roughly +/- 0.05 degrees as advertised. It is a bit clumsy in tight spots. The only (minor) complaint I have is the locking mechanism is tucked flush in the outside edge of the vertex - this is hard to reach and hard to set without disturbing the setup. On the other hand, I'm not sure how I'd improve it. Two features that would be nice - an accurate bubble level in one leg (for setting my scroll saw table angle - I've no good verticle reference), and a small hole for hanging this tool on my pegboard (I'll be drilling my own.) Good value.
Wixey Digital Protractor
This tool would lock tight enough to keep it in position.
Wixey Digital Protractor
Very easy to make precise angle cuts. A bit difficult to use in tight places.