Mine did not work
Posted November 13, 2013
Got one and installed the included battery - nothing happened.
Put in new battery still no display. Sent it back, exchanged it for the Wixey. Hope that one works.
Seems pretty cool. Compact and very...
Posted January 9, 2013
Seems pretty cool. Compact and very accurate. Seems to have a robust casing. What advantage this would have over a level or a square, I'm not sure. The 'hold' feature, which freezes the display so you can take it somewhere is a smart design feature, if you frequently have to record angle measurements somewhere far away. A tiny screwdriver, which is provided, is needed to change the battery. Which is lame. Almost every small electronic device I can think of has a clip for the battery compartment. But the designers of this said, "let's use an uncommon kind of screws instead." I'm not going to keep track of this tiny damn screwdriver and I know some day if I want to change the battery I'll be SOL. There is no design feature which prevents the buttons from getting pushed and turning the device on in my bag or pocket accidentally and running down the battery. It comes with a case which is, of course, complete garbage. The stitches pulled out literally the first time I pulled on the velco. Why even include it? Seriously. Are people like "well it seems cool but I'm not sure. What's that? It comes with a useless case? I'll take 10!" In conclusion, this thing is barely interesting enough for me to not return it. Actually I might return it.
This gauge is a beautiful thing....
Posted January 1, 2013
This gauge is a beautiful thing. Used it to true up my table saw blade. I love that it can do both absolute and relative angles. Will make it easy to set, for instance, a 22.5 degree bevel. And of course, if you can cut an accurate vertical bevel you can make your own gauge to set the same angle horizontally on the mitre guage by simply putting the cut piece of wood between the blade and mitre gauge, adjusting the latter for a no-gap fit. I got it on sale, which made it even better. Rockler also delivered in no time as usual.
I bought the igage and tried...
Posted December 19, 2012
I bought the igage and tried it out. It did not consistently sense changes in angle of less than 1 degree. I zeroed it on my table saw table, used it to set the angle of the blade and cut a "45 degree" angle across a ~12" long by 2" wide board. When I reversed one of the boards to form a right angle, it was at least a degree or two off. It might not sound like much, but it makes the difference between a functional joint and a joint that I am happy with. Not good enough for me. I returned it an bought the Wixey angle block. It sensed changes of 0.1 degree consistently and passed the right angle test I mentioned above with no visible gap between the wood and the square. That is what I expected from a product like this.
Building staircases just got a lot...
Posted December 9, 2012
Building staircases just got a lot easier! This gauge saves me a great deal of time when it comes to cutting miters between posts as well as calibrating saws. I have no idea how I used to work, aside from a lot harder.