T Bevel vs Angle Finder

by Joost | Updated on:  June 20, 2021
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Surely you have noticed the workers using t bevel and some others relying on angle finders for the same woodworks or construction jobs. And probably that arises a question in your mind and that is which one is the “best”. Actually, which one is efficient depends on what you want to do using it. Besides, your personal preferences, comfort, price, availability play a big role. They both are outstanding in their jobs. For example, the t bevel tool can provide superb measuring mechanism, versatility, durability as well as personal safety. Whereas the angle finder never compromises to make perfect transferring of angles. It functions great while measuring and shifting accurate angles in all positions. So, without further talking, let’s find the basic differences between these two.
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T Bevel vs Angle Finder | Points to Be Considered

To compare them, the issues that we need to bring to the fore are:
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Precision

Accuracy in construction jobs is a big deal. T bevel uses a thumbscrew to lock the blade and duplicate angles correctly. Some others have electronic protractors to set the shape and get a digital reading. They have quite a similar usage of the protractor angle finders. However, the digital angle finder has a digital device to read angles and reverse angles. Besides, its lock function system transfers angles faithfully.

Easy to Use

T bevel’s wood or plastic handle folds the blade safely. That gives further protection and users’ comfort. And the angle finder tools bear a lightweight and compact design. Sometimes it comes with embedded magnets for hand-free measuring.

Versatility

As t bevels are better for any cut, they can be used for all types of woodworks as well as construction jobs. They are mostly needed where an ideal angle of 90 degrees is impossible. The blade can rotate full 360 degrees using the wing nut. On the other hand, an angle finder also allows full 360 degrees and sets the 8-inch blade at the desired angle.

Durability

Both the tools have long-lasting constructions. An angle finder has a stainless-steel body that is said to be anti-rust and strong whereas t bevel provides a durable metallic blade and smooth wooden handle for constant use. However, in the case of angle finders, if the battery has no auto-shutoff system, it may drain quickly.

Instant Resulting Ability

Angle finder uses LCD and digital scale and so, it provides almost instant results and incredible range. You can compare angles in just three steps. Just measure one, zero it out, then measure the other and see the difference. Not to mention, a very few t bevels contain function buttons for quick angle transfer.
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Conclusion

Both of these are considered as the basic tools of any construction. The t bevel offers appropriate angle transferring as simple as possible. So, it is said to be the carpenter’s tool. On the other hand, an angle finder can show a speedy and exact result. Besides, it gives the guarantee to carry and use it at any place as it has a portable shape.
Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new equipment, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.