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What do u all think about this product?

4/28/15       
Mike

I have a PM 66 with Bies (accu-fence) fence....

Have any of you bought and used this?

Worth it? Waste of time and money? How accurate? Does it REALLY help for when you need to go back and cut another piece with the same exact dims (especially vertical partitions between a top and bottom) where it needs to be accurate to within 1/32 or smaller tolerance. Hard to set up? Find yourself recalibrating without changing the blade? Hard to recalibrate after you change blades? How accurate is it and down to what increment will it go? 1/32, 1/64 or even 1/128?

Saw Fence Digital Readout

4/28/15       #2: What do u all think about this prod ...
David R Sochar Member

We use the Accurate Technology digital readouts. These go to thousandths (actually even to 1/2 ten-thousandths) at 3 places right of the decimal.

They have made for a quiet revolution in the shop in accuracy improvement and repeatability. 1,000% reliable and trustworthy. They are easy to reset, but it is rare to need to. We have them on planer, shapers, mortiser, and tenoner. Very easy to read. The only complaint I can come up with is that you need to have AA batteries on hand at all times since you get so dependent upon them that you can't work when the batteries run out.

They are more expensive than the Wixey, but they easily pay for themselves in gained accuracy and ease of use.

4/28/15       #3: What do u all think about this prod ...
Mike

Thx david. Link to show pricing, model num and distribution company?

4/28/15       #4: What do u all think about this prod ...
Mike

David, you didnt say that you have it on ur tablesaw. Did i miss something?

4/28/15       #5: What do u all think about this prod ...
David R Sochar Member

You are right - I do not have one on the tablesaw. It is on my wish list, but so is a new Sawstop, so I have held off. The table saw is not counted upon in our work for super accuracy like the other items, so it is a bit lower on the priority list.

The DRO's pricing vary with the length of the reader stick. I paid just over $300 per unit for the last 3-4 I bought.

Their website has a woodworking section that suggests uses, and their phone tech help is also good.

ProScale by Accurate Technology

4/28/15       #6: What do u all think about this prod ...
Leo G

I have the Wixey fence gauge and when I first installed it, it worked great. After a year or so it started to lose calibration while moving the fence. In some cases it loses it's calibration a dozen times in one job making it very annoying. If it would have kept working as it did in the beginning it is a great system. 5 thou is more then accurate enough for just about any job that you are using a tablesaw for.

I do believe that one of my strips is damaged, which is the cause of the loss of calibration. I cannot see any damage, but the design of the system puts the strip in harms way.

My friend has the Pro Scale and it doesn't lose calibration. But it also makes it hard to remove the fence easily. With the Wixey and the magnet system you just lift the fence off and when you are ready put it back on and slide the digital unit against the stop and the magnet grabs back on and it doesn't lose calibration.

4/28/15       #7: What do u all think about this prod ...
Mike

U arent making it easy leo! Lol. I rarely have a need to remove my fence completely, so maybe ill just go with a more expensive unit and not have to worry about issues.

4/29/15       #8: What do u all think about this prod ...
Leo G

I remove my fence a lot. Makes it very easy to do so. The accuracy is more than good enough. The calibration issue is annoying, but before I had any issues I was happy as a clam. I'm thinking of getting a new set of rails and replacing my old ones.

4/29/15       #9: What do u all think about this prod ...
Terry

I've had the ProScale for several years now. The only time it's lost calibration is when the batteries need replaced.

I'd purchase it again.

4/29/15       #10: What do u all think about this prod ...
nicko

i have the wixey also and like leo said it worked fine but after about a year or so it goes out of calibration. i don't think it is my rails because even without sliding, it if it sits in the same spot overnight it won't zero out against the blade and i have to re set it. It does not seem to go out while sliding it.
but like leo said when it was new it worked great.
nicko

4/29/15       #11: What do u all think about this prod ...
Andrew J. Coholic  Member

Website: http://www.joecoholiccustomfurniture.com

I have had the accurate tech read out on my industrial sawstop in my shop for 4 yrs now. Works perfect every day of steady use. Just have to change the batteries once a year and check calibration at that time. I'd buy it again.

4/29/15       #12: What do u all think about this prod ...
David R Sochar Member

Two of my Accurate Proscales are over 10 years old. They work as good as on the first day. One did require new battery clips after a battery leaked and corroded them. These clips are flimsy in my opinion, but they do work, and work well.

10/21/19       #13: What do u all think about this prod ...
Steve Member

Website: https://fencingspokanewa.com

Great product. Use it all of the time when my clients hire me to create a custom wood fence for them. Super precise.

 

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