Digital angle gauges, also called inclinometers, measure the angle of tilt after being zeroed to a reference surface. They have a magnetized base that makes them easy to attach to most machine tables, fences, and blades in the shop. Woodworkers use them for tasks that range from setting the bevel on a sawblade to setting up a honing guide. How accurate are they? Are they better than a good square, drafting triangles, or a bevel gauge? We tested a number of them to find out.
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In this video Matt methodically takes you through the pins first approach to dovetails that the North Bennet Street School is known for. Matt demonstrates proper sawing technique and how to efficiently and effectively chisel out the waste.
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