A Comparison List of the Top Digital Angle Gauges

In order to get the exact right saw blade bevel angle the use of a digital angle gauge is extremely useful. It is a simple matter of setting the gauge on any work surface, no matter whether it’s the table saw blade or miter table and determine the precise angle you need to set it to.

It may even be possible to use it as a level particularly if you are building drainage or run off slopes. The best digital angle gauges will be constructed with an inbuilt magnet on as many sides as possible which will enable it to be attached to the saw blade you are setting. You also want your gauge to be set to zero and, ideally, the ability to hit another button that will freeze the setting for later use.

These units are fairly simple in their design and function but it is important that they demonstrate a high level of precision. If you’re planning on using it for measuring woodworking angles, an accuracy of +/- 0.2 degrees will be sufficient. If you’re doing metalwork, that level of accuracy should be higher.

Listed below is a selection of digital angle gauges from a range of manufacturers that will allow you to compare them to come up with the one that best suits your needs. It is important to note that the MSRP is the price that has been placed on the products by the manufacturers. It is very common to find the products for sale at significantly lower prices than these.

Comparison of Digital Protractors

Make / Model Accuracy MSRP
 capri-tools-20005-digital-angle-gauge Capri Tools 20005 Digital Angle Gauge 0.1 deg  $24.99
 johnson-level-tool-1886-0000-digital-angle-locator Johnson Level & Tool 1886-0000 Magnetic Digital Angle Locator  0.1 deg  $40.28
 gain-express-810-100-digital-bevel-box Gain Express 810-100 Digital Bevel Box 0.1 deg $36.90
 wixey-wr300-digital-angle-gauge Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge  0.1 deg  $29.99
 gemred-82412-digital-angle-gauge GemRed 82412 Digital Angle Gauge  0.1 deg  $28.99
 igaging-angle-cube-digital-gauge iGaging AngleCube Digital Level + Bevel Gauge 2 in 1 0.2 deg $70.00
 cmt-dag-001-digital-angle-gauge CMT DAG-001 Digital Angle Gauge 0.1 deg $35.00
 wixey-wr365-digital-angle-gauge-and-level Wixey WR365 Digital Angle Gauge and Level  0.1 deg  $39.99
 accuremote-digital-electronic-magnetic-angle-gage AccuRemote Digital Electronic Magnetic Angle Gauge  0.2 deg  $60.00

Detailed Description of Digital Angle Gauges

The table above has provided a quick overview and ability to compare the different models of digital angle gauges that are currently available on the market. These units have been listed in order of ranking based on all customer reviews that have been collated together. We will now take a more detailed look at each model with a description of the features of each product that should give you a better idea of which model might best suit your needs.

Capri Tools 20005 Digital Angle Gauge

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Features

  • Backlight for easy viewing
  • Strong magnets on sides
  • Runs on 1 x AAA battery
  • Zero button to calibrate gauge to reference
  • Auto shut off to extend battery life
  • 0.1 degree accuracy, repeatability and resolution
  • Includes a custom carrying pouch

The Capri Tools Digital Angle Gauge has a number of handy features to help you set the angle of your table saw blade in any situation. It can be set to zero from any reference at the touch of a button and the strong magnets will allow it to attach to the side of a blade as you work.

The LCD display screen is large and easy to read and made even easier because it has a backlight. It will be accurate to a resolution of 0.1 degrees.

It is powered by a single AAA battery and there is a built-in power saving auto shut-off feature. In short, this is a very reliable digital gauge that measures angles accurately.


Johnson Level & Tool 1886-0000 Magnetic Digital Angle Locator

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Features

  • Backlight on LCD
  • Strong magnets on bottom
  • Runs on 1 x AAA battery
  • Zero button to calibrate gauge to reference
  • Automatic digit inversion for overhead application
  • Working range of angle measurement 0 x 90 degrees
  • Includes a custom carrying pouch

This is a digital angle locator that will allow you to work at a range of different angles including overhead. The LCD digital readout has a backlight feature so it can be seen in all types of light. A nice feature is the automatic digit inversion for when you’re taking overhead measurements. This is a two-button unit with an on-off button plus a button to set it to zero.

This unit will measure in both absolute and relative measurements. The working range of angle measurement is from 0 to 90 degrees. It has a magnetic base which will let it attach to a saw blade when setting an angle.

The unit comes with a single AAA alkaline battery which is used to power it, an instruction manual and a soft-sided pouch for safe storage.


Gain Express Digital Bevel Box Inclinometer Protractor Angle Finder

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Features

  • 360 degree measurement range
  • Three built-in magnets on base
  • Degree and percentage of slope in conversion
  • Large and clear LCD display with 0.1° resolution
  • 3V CR2032 Battery
  • Zero button to calibrate gauge to reference
  • Absolute and relative measurements conversions
  • Data hold function

This is the 810-100 model and is digital gauge that provides an extremely fast response to display any angle through the full 360 degree range. The unit features a large LCD that always shows the results in an upright position. It is possible to place the unit on a flat surface as a reference to set it to zero and then get an angle reading to an accuracy of 0.1 degree.

The unit has a strong magnet built into the base so that it may be attached to the surface to be measured when setting a bevel angle. It has a measuring range of 4 x 90 degrees with +/- 0.3 degrees repeatability. The display resolution is set at 0.1 degree.

The unit is powered by 3 x 3V CR2032 batteries which are included when you buy it.


Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge

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Features

  • Strong magnets in bottom
  • Standard AAA batteries
  • Backlight for easy viewing
  • Zero button to calibrate gauge to reference
  • Auto shut off to extend battery life
  • Range 180 degrees
  • Repeatability is 0.1 degrees
  • Accuracy is 0.2 degrees

The Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge is a simple to use gauge that will allow you to quickly set the angle of your table saw at a precise angle. Start off by zeroing the gauge on the table top and then, using the powerful built-in magnets on the side of the unit, attach the gauge to the saw blade and start adjusting.

The angles are displayed in 0.1 degree increments. The unit comes with a couple of buttons, one to turn it on and off and the other enables you to set it to zero. The Type 2 model is powered by a single AAA battery and the unit features an auto shut-off to extend the life of the battery. Viewing the readout is made even simpler by the inclusion of a backlight.

Measurement range is +/- 180 degrees, resolution is 0.1 degrees, accuracy is +/- 0.2 degrees, repeatability is +/- 0.1 degrees.


GemRed 82412 Digital Angle Gauge

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Features

  • Large LCD with backlight
  • Strong magnetic base
  • Absolute measurement and relative measurement
  • 4 x 90 degree measurement
  • Auto shut off after 5 minutes of non-operation
  • Fast and accurate measurements

This is another handy angle gauge that can be used in the workshop to set the blades of any of your saws, from miter saws, circular saws and table saws to settings on lathes. It provides relative and absolute measurements as well as being able to zero to any position. The unit has a measuring range of +/- 180 degrees with a 0.1 degree repeatability factor.

The unit is small and lightweight (weighs only 70 grams). The LCD readout has been created to be extra-large to making reading easier. The bottom of the unit is furnished with a strong magnet that will allow it to be attached to any metal surface when taking the measurement. The unit is also waterproof with a rating of IP54.

It is powered by 2 AAA batteries and the unit will auto-power off after 5 minutes of inactivity as a means of conserving the battery life.


iGaging Angle Cube Digital Level + Bevel Gauge 2 in 1

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Features

  • Large reversible LCD display
  • CNC machined aluminum body
  • Embedded strong magnets on three sides
  • 4 x 90 degree measurement
  • Resolution: 0.05 degrees
  • Tangent tilt rate %, shows tilt in %
  • Standard 9V battery

This is a particularly accurate angle gauge that also has a built in level. It makes setting saw blades at angles for bevel cuts extremely simple. You just set the unit on the flat table surface, press the zero button to calibrate it and then attach it to the saw blade. The angle readout will give you a precise angle as you adjust the angle of the saw blade.

It is made from CNC machined aluminum to ensure a tough and durable surface and the unit has embedded magnets on three sides so that it may be attached to take more accurate measurements.

According to the manufacturer the unit is precise within 0.2 degrees although independent tests have shown that the actual accuracy is far more precise. The resolution of the screen will display at 0.05 degrees.

The unit has an auto shut-off feature that turns it off after around 5 minutes of inactivity to preserve the battery. The battery itself is a standard 9V battery that will provide around 250 hours of use.


CMT DAG-001 Digital Angle Gauge

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Features

  • Waterproof digital protractor
  • Easy to read LCD screen
  • Embedded strong magnets in base
  • 180 degree measurement
  • Resolution: 0.01 degrees
  • 3V Lithium battery

This is a digital angle gauge that is waterproof and contains a large and easy to read LCD display. It contains magnets in the base so that it can be attached to metal surfaces in order to accurately measure bevel and miter saw blades. It is built to be tough and durable with a solid metal housing protecting it.

The range of angle measurement is +/- 180 degrees and the screen resolution is 0.1 degrees. It is a two button unit with an on/off switch and the zero button which will allow you to set it on a flat surface to provide the zero reference point.

One of the features that this device lacks is a backlight for the screen so it is not perfectly readable in low light situations.

The unit is powered by a 3V lithium battery. It’s external dimensions are 2” x 2” x 1-1/4”. This has the product code DAG-001.


Wixey WR365 Digital Angle Gauge and Level

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Features

  • Tilting display
  • Built In Level
  • Standard AAA batteries
  • "HOLD" feature button
  • Zero button to calibrate gauge to reference
  • Strong magnets
  • Repeatability is 0.1 degrees
  • Accuracy is 0.1 degrees

The Wixey Digital Angle Gauge has a 0.1 degree resolution and will accurately set saw blade bevel angles. This is the WR300 Type 1 model that has been available for many years now. It features a strong magnet that will allow it to be securely attached to the saw blades. You can press the Zero button in order to calibrate the angle gauge to any reference surface.

It has a range of +/- 180 degrees. Resolution is 0.1 degrees, accuracy is 0.1 degrees, repeatability is 0.1 degrees.

The size of the unit measures 2” x 2” x 1.3”. It is powered by a 3.0V CR2032 battery and the unit has an auto shut off function that will save the battery life.


AccuRemote Digital Electronic Magnetic Angle Gage

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Features

  • 3-side magnets
  • Trace Absolute Level
  • Angle tilt rate calculation
  • Aircraft industrial alloy body
  • Large easy to read LCD display
  • Range is 4 x 90 degrees
  • Repeatability is 0.1 degrees

This is a digital angle gauge that will provide a clear reading at any angle. The unit is protected by a strong aircraft grade alloy body

This angle gauge is a little larger than some of the others we have looked at with the dimensions measuring 4.5” x 3.7” x 1.9”.

There is a warning on the company website that the gauge is not designed to take measurements while it is being laid flat. It goes on to say that if the gauge is powered on while it is laid flat it will consume power quickly. It is powered by a standard 9V battery.


There are a number of other ways in which an accurate measurement of angles can be found in the workplace using simple but effective tools. Take a look at our comparison posts for:

Bevel Protractors

Digital Protractors