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TB-6 Sliding Bevel

Bridge City Tool Works - TB-6 Sliding Bevel

The Bridge City is most handsome of those tested but also the most expensive.

$89 (As of 6/1/2004)

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Editor's Review: Sliding Bevels

by Steve Latta

review date: June 1, 2004

Although sliding bevels are not complicated tools, I learned that there are differences among them. Some differences are obvious and others are more subtle, but all have an effect on the quality of the tool. A sliding bevel consists of a body and a slotted blade that pivots on a machine screw or steel pin on one end of the body. A thin opening along much of the body accepts the blade. Manufacturers employ a variety of methods to lock the blade in place. A good sliding bevel will have a body and blade that are flat and straight and a locking mechanism that's strong yet unobtrusive.  The most handsome of those tested but also the most expensive, the Bridge City features a smallish locking knob and didn’t tighten smoothly, making it uncomfortable to lock and unlock.

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Editor Test Results:

Straightness/Squareness N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bridge City Tool Works
Manufacturer's Web Site www.bridgecitytools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-253-3332
Measuring Capacity 6-3/4 in.
Blade Size 6-3/4 in.

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