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Old 03-18-2013, 07:52 PM
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I use a digital angle gauge to set the square and most important of all my cuts shows it's spot on.

Mike
Great Idea,Used to use one ,"a two footer" when checking walls for square ,while installing stain grade crown molding,etc. Very accurate!! Thx Mike.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:34 PM
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I agree good idea will see if I can find one here where I am without a big price tag.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:38 PM
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Great Idea,Used to use one ,"a two footer" when checking walls for square ,while installing stain grade crown molding,etc. Very accurate!! Thx Mike.

Which specific digital angle guage/protractor are you using?

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:53 AM
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Cat, think it would be more foolproof to measure off of the track itself. I made the same mistake (measuring off the the a-c e)the first time I used the Miter Sqare with 54" EZ track to crosscut a 4'x8' sheet of plywood. Thankfully,I made my first test-cut on a piece of scrap. When I reset square ,I removed the a-c e and measured to the edge of track and it worked great. Still ,I would have to think Mikes method (digital angle gauge),would be most reliable.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:13 PM
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Darned if I can remember Will, The last time I used one was about 15 years ago,and was lost during a move. Don't even remember where I got it,but do remember it was a little pricey. Was new tech back then,so I'm sure they can be had at a more reasonable price nowadays. The one I had, had a feature for Crown Moulding,so after zeroing out and placing in wall corner,would give you true reading. Say 89.163 degrees and with push of a button would give you exact settings for for your compound miter saw adjustment. Was a life/time saver on stain grade hardwood trim.. Got me thinking now,,,,,gonna do some Google searches to see what I can find. Let me know if you find anything similar.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:27 PM
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Billy,

Bosch makes one that sounds like what you had. http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-DAF220K-.../dp/B001MUHXQ6

So does Sears, but doesn't look to be as good.

Guess I need to save my pennies to get one.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:22 PM
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i picked this one up recently

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

seems better than the popular wixley one with 180+ reviews
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:30 AM
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guys here is an odd question'

this thread got me curiuos about absolute squarer of my ez one. my cut pieces are almost precisely square but the described method of checking caught my attention. so here is the odd question i discovered my bridge is only 69" and i was under the impression they are supposed to be 72". no wonder the back of my bridge is bottomed out and barely enough room to keep the saw on there was there a time when they were smaller?
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:54 AM
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Will,

I'm not sure, but I think they varied until 72" was finally settled on as the standard.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:27 PM
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ok thanks dik
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