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  • Accurate Saw Table Angles

    I don't think I've seen a post on this but if I missed it, sorry.

    I recently read a SWWC project article that called for setting the table to something like 2.3 degrees. My first thought was "No way can I get it that accurate without an expensive angle measuring device".

    Well, I recently traded in my dumb phone for a smart one. An LG Optimus P90. I began looking for useful apps and found a great one called Clinometer for an Android phone from Google Play. The basic functionality is free which includes a camera mode (phone held vertically) and table mode (phone laid flat -right image). The free version does have some small ads at the top of the screen (not terribly distracting) and I think the paid app is only $0.99. It includes a calibrate mode so you can align the phone and table.

    Reviewers have good comments about it and its accuracy.
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    I don't have my iPhone by me right now, but a similar app is available on it.
    Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788

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      Mike I have an app called Carpenter for the android phones. also a great one.
      The only problem is that my case is not flat, so I rely on my trusty Wixey (the new one that uses 3 aaa batteries)
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