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    What about a Wixey?

    I did a search and found lots of Wixey threads, but none really got me what I needed.

    Setting the angle on my table saw is a PITA. The gauge only get's you in the ballpark other than 90 and 45 degrees, which are hard stops. Even they are off a bit. You need to make quite a few test cuts to get dialed in. Will a Wixey really get me that much closer right off the hop? They're pretty reasonable price-wise now. Worth it?

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    Yes .

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    Yes, I've found it to be just as helpful on the miter, saw.

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    Yes, absolutely. I use them on the table saw, miter saw, drill press, and band saw.

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    Yes, absolutely. They're very accurate.

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    I was an early adopter and the Wixey was nice. The first version of the Beall Tilt Box was better. The Tilt Box II is not as accurate as the current Wixey. I use both Beall's frequently (my Wixey died) and rarely find I need a second run at something I have set with either. The Beall has magnets on the bottom and both sides. The Wixey is bottom only IIRC. This is not an issue in use as far as I can see. I also use a Wixey DRO on the tablesaw and would not want to be without it. I use other brands on planers and such simply because at the time I needed them, Wixey did not offer products with that range. They now do.
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    I thought all stops on table saws and miter saws were adjustable? The idea is to tweak them and then adjust them so you come to the stop every time. You're missing out if you tweak the blade every time.

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    Stops are only perfect if there's no sawdust on them. My saw is a modest Ridgid TS 3650 and I don't think the stops are adjustable.
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    I use a Wixey fot setting the blade on my tablesaw. Very glad I bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luter View Post
    Stops are only perfect if there's no sawdust on them. My saw is a modest Ridgid TS 3650 and I don't think the stops are adjustable.
    I just looked at the manual online and the stops are adjustable.

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    I have a wixey. I love it. Yes itís accurate. Itís small, magnetic, couldnít be simpler to use.

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    Another vote for the Beal Tilt box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary Falk View Post
    I just looked at the manual online and the stops are adjustable.
    I'll have to take a peek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luter View Post
    Stops are only perfect if there's no sawdust on them. My saw is a modest Ridgid TS 3650 and I don't think the stops are adjustable.
    agreed. I adjusted the stop on my Sawstop to a perfect 90 degrees and then some sawdust got in there. I wound up abandoning the stop and I use a Wixey.

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