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Sliding Bevel 39582

Craftsman - Sliding Bevel 39582

This is the least expensive of the tools surveyed.

$4.50 (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 Craftsman is the least expensive in its category. It featured a disc-shaped knurled knob that is recessed into one side of the body. However, because the knob is relatively thin, it was difficult to grip and tighten securely.

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Editor Test Results:

Straightness/Squareness N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site www.craftsman.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Measuring Capacity 9 in.
Blade Size 9 in.

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