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T Bevel vs Angle Finder | Points to Be ConsideredTo compare them, the issues that we need to bring to the fore are:
PrecisionAccuracy 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 UseT 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.
VersatilityAs 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.
DurabilityBoth 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 AbilityAngle 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.
ConclusionBoth 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.
I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.