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Offline Bertotti

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TSO precision triangle
« on: June 14, 2021, 10:11 PM »
For laying out angles I currently use a bosch digital square, used for rafters and such. It doesn't sit flat everywhere but it gets the job done. I am curious if anyone is using some form of assembly square like the mtr18 from TSO. If you do or something similar how well does it work? Is it worth the money to you and why?

This is my current unit, well similar, mine is an older model. https://www.aonetools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/5aa24302e5bf3745600236.jpg


Thanks!
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

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Offline Packard

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 08:38 AM »
I have not yet made the purchase, but I am considering the Shinwa sliding angle gage.  They are available in three sizes, the largest is 60cm (24").  I have other Shinwa layout tools and they are of excellent quality.  This one is about $60.00. + shipping.

https://osakatools.com/products/shinwa-sliding-adjustable-precision-angle-bevel-60cm-23-6-62662-aluminum

Pictured is one of their smaller versions (30cm; 12"):


Offline afish

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 11:24 AM »
It depends on how large of a area I'm working and how precise I need to be.  I use several methods, that include

1.Speed square for quick rough work,
2. Bosch electronic angle finder for larger more accurate stuff,
3. TSO MTR mostly for checking for square since its the largest known good square I have ( I dont use it for laying out or cutting since I use CNC)
4. I use a small husky digital angle finder for doing trim type work (its smaller and easier to carry than the bosch and plenty accurate for trim)
5. For big stuff I will use a calculator and tape measure.
6. I also have and use a Starrett angle finder for my combo square but its markings are small and really hard to read for my middle aged eyes so I typically use that to copy a pre existing angle and then use it as a checker.   

Offline Bertotti

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 09:35 PM »
Thanks, you two! I like the looks of that Shinwa! I do like my Bosch it just doesn't sit as flat as I would like at times and it's large. I'm going to look into the Shinwa!
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline Packard

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 08:29 AM »
Can you do a writeup on the Shinwa piece if you buy it. 

I make it a practice not to buy any equipment until just before I need it.  I wasted a lot of money over the years buying stuff that I thought I might need.  Now I wait until I actually need it.   So you will probably buy the Shinwa before me.  I see that Amazon.com sells the 60 cm unit (24") for $75.00.  That's the best price I've seen.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PKBK6BJ?pf_rd_r=B56H2FY5SZ404NZDJ50D&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=ec364a57-2a49-4c51-ba95-9e5e84459284&pd_rd_w=fLMJr&pd_rd_wg=KL29r&ref_=pd_gw_unk

Amazon shows one (1) 5 star rating, but no accompanying reviews.

Offline Bertotti

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2021, 11:04 PM »
I will. I need to decide on the most useful size first. Thanks for the heads up.
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2021, 05:39 AM »
Here is the 30cm (12 Inch) version. Right now it is $49.

https://www.amazon.com/SHINWA-SLIDING-ADJUSTABLE-PRECISION-DEGREE/dp/B06ZZJDGN3
« Last Edit: June 17, 2021, 05:48 AM by Bob D. »
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Offline Bertotti

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2021, 07:47 PM »
Thanks ordered!
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline Packard

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2021, 08:56 AM »
Let us know how you like it.

Offline Bertotti

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2021, 10:15 AM »
Got it and I am undecided, either my Bosch is off or it is off. I am going to get new batteries for my Bosch. then when time permits make a few 45-degree cuts with both and see how they line up. Then I'll check to see which was more accurate. I just don't have time to do so at the moment. I put the two together and they did not match so one or the other or both have an issue. I'll dig into it when time permits. The day job and honeydews are taking up a lot of time.
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.


Online Birdhunter

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Re: TSO precision triangle
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2021, 11:45 AM »
I use the dog holes on my MFT for most of my angle cuts. If the holes don’t match to the angle I need, I use the plastic protractor from my college drafting class. I also have the various drafting triangles from that course. It’s amazing the trig hasn’t changed over that many many years.
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