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Though it may just look like an odd level, Bosch’s Miter Finder calculates angles within 0.05 degrees. And once you’ve measured an angle within a gnat’s whisker, it tells you what angle to cut for trim installation. That’s not hard with flat molding, but if you want to cut compound angles while keeping the trim flat on the saw, the Miter Finder will do that, too. That means you won’t have to fiddle with crown jigs on your miter saw, and you’ll still get a good fit.


Despite the sensitivity of this tool, Bosch claims the rugged 17” aluminum housing will withstand frequent use. The housing contains a large digital display, interface buttons, and two spirit levels for you tool traditionalists. Street pricing is about $110 — pricey for a protractor, but maybe worth it if you’ve got a remodeling project coming up.

Bosch [Corporate Site]
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6 Responses to Miter Finder Has All The Angles

  1. Al says:

    Great concept but, as usual, Bosch has overpriced it. Amazon also sells a Denali digital protractor that does pretty much the same things. I picked one up on sale for $25. It really does a good job. I used it for the corner angles on a crown moulding job. It works.

  2. Fong says:

    I used this for a few hundred feet of crown. As with my previous Bosch experiences, the tool is build tight, solid and feels good in my hands. The angle movement is smooth and precise and stays at any angle even when held by only one of its arms. The additinal arm extender is quite handy as it also acts as an offset off the second surface in case the angle is so wide that the hinge joint interferes with the wall corner.

    I will add that all the calculation functions were lost on me. As recommended by most trim carpenters, I cut my crown in place and only used this to measure wall angles. For my purposes, it’s waaaay overpriced.

  3. Chaim says:

    Have to say with digital protractors and digital levels…I find that the protractor scale or my eye on the level buble is just as accurate as the digital readout and believe it or not, it ends up being faster. What I do want to get someday is the free standing digital angle guage like this:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95998

  4. PutnamEco says:

    Boy, I would love to see a shoot out between the Bosch, Starrett, and Festool, angle finding gadets.

    Starrett
    http://www.starrett.com/pages/689_prosite_5_in_1_combination_protractor.cfm?searchterm=protractor

    Festool (Ausi link, not available in U.S. yet)
    http://www.idealtools.com.au/prod701.htm
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    Re:
    I find that the protractor scale or my eye on the level buble is just as accurate as the digital readout
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    I find there is little margin for error when working with others, when you go digital. There is no arguing zero equals zero. Some of the levels that I’ve seen have over 1/16 inch in between bubble and lines, and some people will say anything in between the lines is level, when in reality they can be 2 or more degrees off.
    My conclusion, yes analog can be quicker to an educated eye but to an uneducated eye digital is both quicker and more accurate.
    One of the nice things about electronic levels (at least the Stabila) is the audio function. You don’t even have to see the bubble to know when you reach level or plumb.
    http://toolmonger.com/2006/06/13/stabilas-new-196e-digital-level/

  5. Fred says:

    The Skil (part of Skil-Bosch Tools) sells for $59.97 at Lowes

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