Angle Finder Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

An angle grinder is a great tool and used for determining angles prior to commencing plumbing or construction work. The five best angle finders, reviewed and compared.

An angle finder is a useful tool when it comes to determine the correct angle prior to commencing a given task. They're often founds in a plumbers tool bag, as a means of ascertaining an angle before installing new pipe systems. Similar to a stud finder, they perform a singular task and are often a much relied upon tool.

They come in a variety of makes and models - some professionals still prefer the protractor models, others are happier using more modern technology such as a digital angle finder, as a means of ensuring that they've worked out an angle before they go ahead and pour a concrete driveway.

The five best angle grinder are featured below. They're all good quality models, will do exactly what they were designed for and prove to be a robust, well made hand tool that will deliver accurate results time and again.

Johnson Level & Tool and Tool 700 Magnetic Angle Locator

This is the best selling angle finder and it will work across a variety of environments - plumbing, electrical and HVAC. It's user friendly design means there's a lot less fiddling around when trying to determine an angle and the results are accurate time and again.

It works using small increments between 0 and 90 degrees, over a range of four quadrants. The design allows you to use it easily enough with conduit and pipe work and it sticks to metals by way of an extremely strong ceramic magnet. Quality manufacture, well thought out - as well as durable and up to standard and all for well under 10 bucks. Recommended buy.

Johnson Level & Tool and Tool 700 Magnetic Angle Locator

Magnetic Angle Locator, High Impact Body In Hi Visibility Orange, Clear Acrylic Lens With Easy To Read Increments In 0-90 Degrees In 4 Quadrants, V-Grooved Edge To Accommodate P...

$12.56  $7.98

iGaging 11" Digital Protractor With 8" Rule

This is the best selling digital protractor angle finder and it also incorporates an 8" measuring ruler. The LCD display is locate on the joint of the protractor and it's large enough and simple enough to read. It measure in increments of 0.05 and will measure angles from 0 up to 360 degrees.

In the event that you need a moment or two to take down the measurement, it features a hold function that gives you time to do just that, as well a reading ability that reverses for the angles that are more difficult to pinpoint. A simple design yet highly accurate, and the rule is a nice additional feature. No nonsense design, a good old fashioned hand tool - included in the price is a battery and plastic case.

Quint iGaging 11" Digital Protractor With 8" Rule

This digital protractor/rule allows you to precisely set and measure angles in 0.05 degree increments. The stainless steel arms are graduated in 1/8", 1/16", 1/32" and 1/64" for...

Only $27.95

MLCS 9319 0 to 180 Degree Digital Angle Ruler/Protractor

This particular digital angle finder is almost the same as the previously featured model - the difference being the price and it's measurement range. This one measure from 0 to 180 degrees and is aimed more at woodworking and mitering joints.

As it is, it's accurate, the digital read out is nice a clear, easy to read and the design is what it is - a protractor. It's compact when folded down, manufactured from sturdy material ands runs off a 3V CR2032 battery that's included in the price. There's also an 8-1/2" ruler along one side of the tool and in all it's a good choice if you're looking for a precision tool in an environment that fins your days spent installing moldings and crown.

MLCS 9319 0 to 180 Degree Digital Angle Ruler/Protractor

No more guessing the inside or outside corner angles on walls when installing crown, chair rail or base moldings. This gauge will allow you to cut mitered joints correctly the f...

$39.28  $39.27

Bosch DAF220K Miter finder Digital Angle Finder with Leg Extension and Case

This is the best selling multifunctional angle finder and it's up to professional standards. Besides accurately measuring angles it will also perform as a level, stand along protractor and calculator for cutting. It's designed to last and comes with a nice quality solid case that cushions the tool by way of a molded foam interior.

It will work just as well in any construction environment - great for pipe installations - just as great for mitering and similar. The extension is a useful feature, especially with regard to those tasks that are awkward at best and difficult at their worst. It runs of a set of four AA batteries, that are included in the price and overall - if you want a professional standard tool this one is highly recommended, Five star rating and deservedly so.

Bosch DAF220K Miter finder Digital Angle Finder with Leg Extension and Case

Includes Miterfinder Digital Angle Finder Kit - DAF220K, Leg Extention, Hard Thermoformed Case, (4) AA 1.5V Batteries

Only $300.00

iGaging 15" Digital Protractor With 12" Rule

This is a good quality cheap angle finder and features a longer length rule - 12". Again the LCD screen is located in a user friendly position and it delivers nice, clear read-outs. It measure between 0 and 360 degrees so there's lots of use for not a lot of money.

Like the previous iGaging model it measures in small increasing increments of 0.05 - which is spot on all round and it comes with the same battery and protective case. Compact enough to drop into a leg pocket when not in use, solid construction, affordable and accessible. One for both home owners and pro users - despite the low price tag.

iGaging 14" Digital Protractor With 12" Rule

This digital protractor/rule allows you to precisely set and measure angles in 0.05 degree increments. The stainless steel arms are graduated in 1/8", 1/16", 1/32" and 1/64" for...

Only $24.95
Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
 
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