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Old 03-16-2011, 01:49 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Willie T View Post
You made me smile! I also have an angle reader.... and I can hardly distinguish anything much past a half a degree, let alone accurately set it on the miter saw gauge.

Yeah I'm the same way Willie. If the angle finders had a degree settings for 1/4,1/2 and 3/4" it would be a little easier to get the cut closer. The problem is the saws aren't set up that way so there is still trial and error involved. One of the main reasons was as I get older I cant really read the smaller settings anyway......Its the nature of the beast as we age. Secondly the dial size could get smaller if need be and the in-between degree settings would be that much harder to read if they were on the tool.

I've used the digital angle finders over the yrs. They were a pain in the butt at times if the battery's went dead,and I didn't have a spare battery. Yeah I know its my fault. If you dropped it the calibration got off so it has to be sent to the factory to re-calibrate.

That's when I decided to see if I could design a multifunction tool for many task.....................


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Old 03-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #17
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I use a Mark Ruler. Polycarbonite, so it's tough. But also cheap so when it DOES eventually break, it's no big loss.
It has a small magnifying bubble where you read the scale.

I know what you mean about the 'shattering'. I bought a compound miter gauge crown holder from Rockler. Some kind of transparent orange plastic.

I dropped it twice, and both times parts of it shattered. The second time, it broke right at the fence-to-bed 90 degree angle.

Rockler was good for it, and replaced it for nothing, (they're a great company), but it was a pain.
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