Digital readout adds uber-accuracy to mitersaw cuts
I really like the digital fence readout from Wixey (wixey.com) I added to my tablesaw. The digital readout box attaches to my fence via a magnet and slides along a measuring track (provided with the readout). Once calibrated, the box displays the exact distance between the blade and the fence to within .001". Talk about accuracy! I like the device so much that I bought another one and rigged it to a mitersaw table.
To make it work in that application, I had to first lengthen its flip stop so that it would engage the measuring track, which I mounted to my extension table, as shown. And, because the readout must be "zeroed" to the blade during calibration, I added a stop extension to reach the blade with the readout near the right end of its measuring track. The readout box never leaves the measuring track, but when I drop the stop to set up a cut, the stop and box connect magnetically, and the display reads accurately.
—Michael Arruda, Grantville, Ga.