LEE VALLEY DIGITAL PROTRACTOR makes it easy to read, transfer or set angles with speed and precision.
It can be used for layout, measuring trim corners or for machine setup. The protractor consists of two overlapping stainless-steel arms with a digital LCD readout at the pivot. Accuracy is within plus or minus 0.3 degrees and the tool measures inside and outside angles over a full 360-degree range in 0.1 degree increments, according to Lee Valley. The scales are etched and black-filled for wear resistance and legibility. The digital readout runs up to 2,000 hours on one button-cell battery that is included. The digital protractor sells for $19.90. Contact: Lee Valley Tools. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com
This article originally appeared in the January 2011 issue.