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Digital angle gauge

#254143 by Ed in Tampa » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:06 pm

I know from time to time there has been many discussions about digital angle gauges.
I also know many of you have a favorite for various reasons.

I was wondering what you all thought of this one That Lowe’s is now selling.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Johnson-Level- ... ifts111518

Please let me know what you think

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254146 by jsburger » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Ed in Tampa wrote:I know from time to time there has been many discussions about digital angle gauges.
I also know many of you have a favorite for various reasons.

I was wondering what you all thought of this one That Lowe’s is now selling.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Johnson-Level- ... ifts111518

Please let me know what you think


I doubt there is much difference in any of them. They are all made in China. Depending on the company (Wixey, iGuaging, etc.) the company has different standards. If the sensor does meet their standards presumably they reject it. What happens to the rejected parts. They end up in someone else's product.

Is that Lowe's? I have no idea and nobody else knows either.

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254152 by WileyCoyote » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:23 am

I bought the Wixey. They all look similar and do the same thing.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T6YZ0K6/ref=biss_dp_t_asn

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254153 by dusty » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:00 am

Ed in Tampa wrote:I know from time to time there has been many discussions about digital angle gauges.
I also know many of you have a favorite for various reasons.

I was wondering what you all thought of this one That Lowe’s is now selling.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Johnson-Level- ... ifts111518

Please let me know what you think


I can't do that Ed. I don't have one of those to evaluate. I can tell you though that I like the ones I have less now than I used to. Each one of mine (I have 2 iGage and a Wixey) performs less reliably than they used to. My opinions are based on a comparative performance analysis of those three.

I will always have one in my shop but will depend on it only with skepticism.

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254156 by Gene Howe » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:36 am

I use the cell phone. It's ok and handier than my Wixey. But, as Ronnie said, " Trust but, verify."

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254162 by reible » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:58 am

As I recall I spent about $40 for mine but that was years ago. So price wise this looks like it is a little less expensive but I have not priced others versions.

What I do like it that it takes a standard battery, one that I would likely have around at home anyway. I dislike ones that have a special battery like a button cell which means I have to stock an extra for possibly just that tool.

The reviews make it look good but again we have no idea who the reviewers are so it still could be the worst one on the market and still get great reviews or again it could really be that good.

If I needed one and I don't I'd get this one as the price isn't bad. If you don't have one then I have to say they do have their uses but I don't depend on them for being as accurate as they claim. But even at that reduced dependence it is hard to find a tool that cheap that is even close to what these can do.

So head on out and get one and then write a review here. We are all waiting. Go on now, get it done before the thread fades away and well all forget about it......

Ed

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254163 by kenbu » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:02 pm

Rockler has the Wixey version on sale for $20 now.

Ken

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254164 by reible » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:46 pm

kenbu wrote:Rockler has the Wixey version on sale for $20 now.

Ken


Now?

Just checked online and it is listed at $29.99

https://www.rockler.com/wixey-digital-a ... -backlight

Ed

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254170 by rpd » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:30 pm

reible wrote:As I recall I spent about $40 for mine but that was years ago. So price wise this looks like it is a little less expensive but I have not priced others versions.

What I do like it that it takes a standard battery, one that I would likely have around at home anyway. I dislike ones that have a special battery like a button cell which means I have to stock an extra for possibly just that tool.

The reviews make it look good but again we have no idea who the reviewers are so it still could be the worst one on the market and still get great reviews or again it could really be that good.

If I needed one and I don't I'd get this one as the price isn't bad. If you don't have one then I have to say they do have their uses but I don't depend on them for being as accurate as they claim. But even at that reduced dependence it is hard to find a tool that cheap that is even close to what these can do.

So head on out and get one and then write a review here. We are all waiting. Go on now, get it done before the thread fades away and well all forget about it......

Ed


The button cells are not that expensive anymore, you can get them at the dollar store and there are only a couple of sizes that are used in the instruments that I have.

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Re: Digital angle gauge

#254173 by artman60 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:30 pm

reible wrote:
kenbu wrote:Rockler has the Wixey version on sale for $20 now.

Ken


Now?

Just checked online and it is listed at $29.99

https://www.rockler.com/wixey-digital-a ... -backlight

Ed

The sale doesn’t start until Nov 23. I have the circular in front of me. :)

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