$67.99 Each
In stock

Wixey Remote Digital Readout

Item #
25773
Rating:
80% of 100
Wixey Remote Digital Readout Wixey Remote Digital Readout
Wixey Remote Digital Readout

Besides delivering exact depth readings, this precision gauge features a remote digital display that mounts up to 3 feet from the sensor! It's perfect for router lifts, and can also be used on shapers and other woodworking machines. The gauge is accurate to within .001 inch, and displays its digital measurements in either decimals (inches and millimeters) or fractions (inches). It has push-button zeroing capability at any point.

(1) Wixey Remote Digital Readout
(1) Sensor
(1) Display
(1) 3' cord
(1) Drill bit
Mounting hardware
More Information
Brand Wixey
Manufacturer Part Number WR525
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec

Accuracy Specifications:

  • Decimal: +/- .001
  • Fraction: +/- 1/500
  • Metric: +/- .05

  • Adapts to most commercial router lifts.
  • Requires drilling two small holes in your machine (drill bit supplied).
  • Now uses AAA Batteries for operation (not included). Provides up to 2 years of battery life.
Technical Documents
4.0 / 5.0
7 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
2
4
0
1
0
Very Useful product
Easy to use and to zero. Set the bit hight, zero the readout and adjust. Just that easy!! Also very easy to install.
June 23, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fairly easy to install
Installed in about half hour. Seem like a good investment. Works as advertised.
December 10, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Wixey remote
Easy to install and easy to use
March 13, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The WR 525 remote readout was...
The WR 525 remote readout was purchased for use on a 3 HP Delta Shaper with the intent of the elimination of profile cutter gauge blocks. Installation on lift mechanism was relatively trouble free after an appropriate location was identified for mounting the scale and sensor. The digital readout was very similar to other Wixey products with selections for Relative or Absolute measurement values. Several position tests were conducted to verify measurement accuracy (+/- 0.001 Inch) to a indexed position with expected good results. The test did however identify the resolution of +/- 1/32 Inch inadequate in detection of slight changes in arbor height. On my installation, approximately 3/8 revolution of hand-wheel was required before the display indicated incremental change. Although this may be minor, this change in arbor height could be observed in profile cutter operations such as cope and pattern or glue joints. During one test the digital readout DID change unexpectedly by over ½ without any change in the arbor position. Subsequent testing was not able to reproduce the same results.In my opinion, this instrument could use improvement in resolution to 1/64 Inch, same as in the 6 WR 100 Digital Calipers. The instrument does provide signification improvement in measurement of cutter height and overshadows its inadequacies.
November 24, 2009
I find that I often like...
I find that I often like to set-up my router table to repeat profiles after I have removed a specific bit. Now, I install the router bit in the machine and set it flush with the table, then zero-out the Wixey and adjust exactly the same way each time. If I need adjustments, I just record the same offset for the future. Caution when installing the cartridge on your router lift - make sure it will not extend beyond measuring rule when the router is fully dropped. Nice family company with good email customer service.
May 6, 2009
I had to make some adjustments...
I had to make some adjustments in the mounting to fit my lift. I have a "JessEm" "ROUT-R-LIFT". I am looking forward to using it with my pin router jig. I mounted the read-out on the wall as my table is against a wall. Read out is very easy in this arrangement.
March 21, 2009
Diaappointed that it was made in China
The installation instructions were not that hot.
The included magnet pulls the slicer up and down.
Regret purchasing it.
November 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 21 answers
Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I choose this because of repeatability of bit height measurements and so that reading the 1/32 scale on the lift table is not so hard to set up.
Patrick M on Nov 16, 2018
I chose this tool for repeatability and convenience. It also make setup easier on the eye, as you get older, it get harder to read a scale in 1/32.
Kenneth B on Jun 30, 2018
I choose this because of repeatability of bit height measurements and so that reading the 1/32 scale on the lift table is not so hard to set up.
Patrick M on Nov 16, 2018
FOR MY PLANER
Daniel S on Aug 14, 2018
I chose this tool for repeatability and convenience. It also make setup easier on the eye, as you get older, it get harder to read a scale in 1/32.
Kenneth B on Jun 30, 2018
To add to my router lift and router table setup.
Jimbo on Nov 13, 2017
To get away from the hassle of manually setting the router bit heights.
Lloyd R on Oct 23, 2017
Give it a try on drum sander
MARK L on Aug 22, 2016
I am making raised panel doors and I have been making multiple passes raising the bit each time and wanted a way to track my bit height
Kelly K on Dec 16, 2015
seems reasonable price for decent DRO
David M on Nov 22, 2015
I wanted to add accuracy to my FX Aluminum Router Lift
Roger H on Sep 24, 2015
for DIY maker
Sam ( on Sep 3, 2015
Better router cut control
Kenn P on Jun 15, 2015
Hoping to save time. Also I am an engineer and prefer decimals.
Scott M on Apr 7, 2015
FOR MY PLANER
Daniel S on Aug 14, 2018
To add to my router lift and router table setup.
Jimbo on Nov 13, 2017
Is the WR525 compatible with any Rockler lifts?
Seth G on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is with 99.999% certainty. The sensor electronics have to be attached to the lift and the lift base (hardware is included), and you'll have to drill a couple of holes for the attachment screws. Therefore, as long as you have the room underneath your router table, then the sensor will work for you. Mine is attached to a Rockler Lift FX, and it works great.
Will this work with a Triton TRA001 router/base combo?
DANIEL L on Nov 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't own a Triton, but I just watched a video. The way the Wixey works is, you need to attach part of it to the plunge feature on your router. The other part attaches to the underside of the router table. I'm thinking this is possible. Rockler has a nice return policy, but the best way to contact Wixey or look at their website for more information. This Should Work, possibly with some light modification, but it should. Hope this helps!
Will this work on my Jet 20 inch stationary planer?
Roy E on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use it with my router lift but I see no reason why it would not work with your planer.