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Fantastic squares and customer service

Fantastic squares and customer service

08-14-2020 05:04 PM by eruby | 7 comments »

I decided to give these bench squares a chance even though iGaging stuff gets mixed reviews here. I decided to get the set with 4 and 7 inch squares because I am a sucker for marketing. Total cost shipped to the house was ~$77 from https://www.chipsfly.com/. They also sell the squares individually (w/out the snazzy case and pencil) or in metric as a set (100mm and 175mm) Bottom Line Up FrontFor those that don’t care to read what follows, these things are square, the markings are a...

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iGaging 4" and 6" Squares From Taylor Tools--Buy Something Else

iGaging 4" and 6" Squares From Taylor Tools--Buy Something Else

07-27-2020 12:13 AM by jayseedub | 22 comments »

$35 for two squares probably should have told me something, but Taylor Tools gets great respect online, so I thought the deal would be worth it—but it’s not. Yes, the squares are indeed accurate. They come in individual plastic cases. The markings are good. They work, and to the degree that they do what they are supposed to do, $35 probably is a good deal. But the locking mechanism—the knurled nut—is terrible. Terrible. It actually feels sharp in my fingers ...

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Very Nice Dial Caliper

Very Nice Dial Caliper

06-17-2020 07:54 PM by BobHinden | 8 comments »

I was given this as a birthday present from my daughter. I really like it. The analog dial is much easier to use than my digital gauge, no trying to deal with results in 1/128”. It is accurate and repeatable. The action is a little rough, but not enough to be a problem. The dial reads in fractions down to 1/64” and in decimals to .01”. A bonus feature, is the fixed part also includes a mm scale. That is useful to me as my shop is a mixture of imperial and metri...

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Accurate and Dependable

Accurate and Dependable

02-09-2016 11:31 PM by Kelly | 8 comments »

I have a large Bosch digital finder and liked it so much I thought I’d try this smaller version for projects that did not require the various capabilities of the larger unit. After doing so, I decided I need a few of them around for the shop and the work van. These work well for setting and checking angles when doing blade set ups on miter saws, table saws and band saws. They give a good read-out for inner and outer angles, such as when building picture frames. They are easy to ch...

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Install of iGaging DRO for 20" Grizzly planer

Install of iGaging DRO for 20" Grizzly planer

01-25-2016 01:31 PM by zatoechi | 3 comments »

I just wanted to briefly share a different approach to mounting a DRO on a planer that does not require complicated fabrication. This is not meant to be a comprehensive product review but instead piggyback on a previous (and very good) review – http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2573 There are two main differences in this approach. The first is using an aluminum extrusion as the main means of mounting the DRO to the planer. The extrusion used is 1” x 1.5” cross-section with...

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Snap-Check delivers accuracy and ease of use

Snap-Check delivers accuracy and ease of use

11-23-2015 08:09 PM by pintodeluxe | 16 comments »

This type of tool has been available for a long time now. Usually they are cast iron and nearly $200. They are available from chipsfly.com for $20, which includes 3 batteries. I think 3 batteries might be worth the asking price. This is an accurate tool. Once zeroed, it reads zero each time the plunger returns to the reference surface. Great for setting jointer knives. Magnets in the base attach the snap-check to any cast iron tool surface for hands-free measurements. I don’...

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Everything I wanted in a digital caliper

Everything I wanted in a digital caliper

04-14-2015 04:12 AM by Woodknack | 17 comments »

Sold by the same folks who sell the Accuremote digital inclinometer. I chose the IP54 after watching a thorough review on Youtube by Gadget Class. Inside the retail box was a decent plastic case that held the caliper, two batteries, the instructions, and a random piece of brown waxed paper (no idea why that was in there) but it was 0.004” thick. Both batteries were good. The plastic case that came with mine is slightly different than the picture on Amazon. Of course I set out to meas...

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Solid on the outside, issues with accuracy and precision

Solid on the outside, issues with accuracy and precision

04-14-2015 03:50 AM by Woodknack | 14 comments »

From the outside in … The packaging was attractive and consistent with other products sold by iGaging (makes no difference but shows the company takes some pride in their products). Inside the retail box was a sturdy white cardboard box that contained the inclinometer, a nice storage pouch, the instructions, a 9V battery, and a tiny screwdriver. I expected the AccuRemote to be made of plastic but it’s actually a cast metal, possibly zinc, quite sturdy and heavier than expected. Th...

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More Accurate & Quicker

More Accurate & Quicker

03-06-2014 05:15 PM by OSU55 | 4 comments »

Traditionalists will roll their eyes and mumble bad words seeing a marking gauge with a battery. While not as attractive as the wood and brass version, this tool is more accurate and quicker than the old standard. It is well made and robust (unless dropped on the floor which could break the digital gauge). Made of steel it won’t warp or change with temperature, humidity, and age. The real benefit is having the linear gauge included so the distance does not have to be set using a ruler o...

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Fabricating iGaging DRO for 15" Planer

Fabricating iGaging DRO for 15" Planer

01-10-2012 09:27 PM by rawdawgs50 | 5 comments »

I wanted my planer to have digitized measuring but did not want to spend a couple hundred doing this. I recently purchased a Digital Read Out …DRO…from iGaging. I got it on amazon for $33.50 plus free shipping. When I received the unit, the lcd screen protector was cracked. The LCD protector is actually glass. I contacted iGaging and they responded very fast to my email, and after a few questions they shipped out another unit the next business day. Even though I live in Florid...

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