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Offline nate858

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Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« on: March 16, 2008, 09:54 AM »
Any of you guys ever use this tool,  is it worth it or is there something better out there?


Nate

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Offline Per Swenson

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 10:02 AM »
Nate,

I have the earlier L model.

I don't leave home with out it.

Before that I had to use math.

I hate math.

Per

I would also like to add that it has a neat memory function and in my dotage......

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« Last Edit: March 16, 2008, 10:04 AM by Per Swenson »
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Offline nate858

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008, 10:13 AM »
Thanks Per,  I have a ton of 6" base board an, and  just as much crown to do in a "new" constructed house.  And from what I have looked at so far the crew figured that using a square would just slow them down.(gotta love piece work)

    Nate

Offline Scott W.

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008, 10:17 AM »
Nate,

I have this one, works okay.

Scott W.
PA, USA

Offline mastercabman

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 10:18 AM »
i have one,i got it about 12 years ago.still work great.
i paid $20.00 new!
i deal with odd crown angle,makes my life a little easier.
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline davidpawlak

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008, 10:46 AM »
I think it a great confidence builder. You can read the angle and go cut . It makes you faster because it makes you feel better and happy carpenters are productive. The only bad thing is sometimes it wont fit into small areas.

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008, 11:22 AM »
I own the Bosch Digital Angle Finder. I have found it to be a very handy aid in working with angles, particularly trim, but I was also using it to help me frame some really oddball inside angles this past week. I like it because it's accurate to a tenth of a degree, and it is very easy to read. When I'm running base and crown I'll go all the way around a room measuring and writing down the angle of every corner on the wall, underneath where the trim will sit. This really saves time in the long run! I also agree that its limitation is you can't use it in smaller areas. I don't regret the purchase  8)
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Offline nate858

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008, 03:24 PM »
  You guys are  great.  It is nice to be able to bounce some ideas off  people who have a good idea of what makes a tool worth while.


   Aspiring craftsman
       NATE

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008, 10:01 PM »
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I also agree that its limitation is you can't use it in smaller areas.

Did you guys get the leg extension? You can slide the thing past the hinge to read smaller wall sections. Read the review at the bottom for a better explanation.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-2607001312-Extension-Digital-Protractor/dp/B00002255H/ref=pd_bbs_sr_5?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1205892017&sr=8-5


Mike

Offline nate858

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Re: Bosch DWM40LK Miter finder
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 02:23 PM »
Mike,

  I got the one that comes in a nice case and with the  leg, I figured the case alone was worth the extra  $10.

      NATE