03-01-2012 01:49 PM
My table saw is stable. The numbers do bounce around when placed on the secondary surface. In addition the numbers appear upside down in the window when placed n the secondary surface. I am convinced they sent me a defective model and will return it. Thanks to all for your input. Joe
03-01-2012 01:51 PM - edited 03-01-2012 01:57 PM
I have a Beal Tilt Box. It seem to be very accurate. I say "seems" because I only used it a few time. Those few time its been right on.
The fist project was a "decagon" (10 sided) shadow Box. I set the saw blade as instructed and it came out perfect the fist try, no trail and error. I'm real happy with mine.
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03-01-2012 02:16 PM
+1 on the Beall Tiltbox. Mine is the Tiltbox II and it is steady unless I bump the tool or the blade is wobbly. I suppose that is the downside of using a precision instrument, waiting for it to stabilize.
Mount it to your blade and wait a minute without touching the machine to see if it stabilizes.
BTW, you do not have your shop on top of an earthquake fault or alongside a freeway do you?
"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" Ira Zolper, 1970
03-01-2012 02:48 PM
I bought a Wixey unit a few years ago and love it. I told a WW buddy who went and bought the Tilt Box assuming it would work great as well. His first unit was all over the place. He was told to change the battery. That didn't work. He exchanged it for another unit and it worked perfectly.