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Some additional tools I use for both woodworking and flipping homes:
The template tool above I'm sure can come in very useful for some people but for whats pictured on the sale page, for those cuts I use the easiest methods like marking on either side for the angle, one of the tools listed below or a speed square which most people sadly dont know how to use to their fullest potential.

For simple angles I use one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-828-Digital-Protractor/dp/B00563TLSI/ref=sr_1_5?crid=25MDFGX9IX... [amazon.com]

It has many benefits to it, especially the digital aspect to it (makes it instant on measurements rather its metric or in inches). I use it both in woodworker and for home repairs.


For things like vinyl plank flooring, I use this:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-833-10-Inch-Contour/dp/B000E36098/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords... [amazon.com]



I'm not discouraging anyone from buying this, especially being that its only $3, just saying my input. I've done more DIY'ing than most people will do in their lifetime and I believe in using whatever advantage possible but I also believe that if existing core tools can do the job then why fill my toolbox with even more clutter?

Just my two cents Smilie

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Some additional tools I use for both woodworking and flipping homes:
The template tool above I'm sure can come in very useful for some people but for whats pictured on the sale page, for those cuts I use the easiest methods like marking on either side for the angle, one of the tools listed below or a speed square which most people sadly dont know how to use to their fullest potential.

For simple angles I use one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-828-Digital-Protractor/dp/B00563TLSI/ref=sr_1_5?crid=25MDFGX9IX... [amazon.com]

It has many benefits to it, especially the digital aspect to it (makes it instant on measurements rather its metric or in inches). I use it both in woodworker and for home repairs.


For things like vinyl plank flooring, I use this:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-833-10-Inch-Contour/dp/B000E36098/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords... [amazon.com]



I'm not discouraging anyone from buying this, especially being that its only $3, just saying my input. I've done more DIY'ing than most people will do in their lifetime and I believe in using whatever advantage possible but I also believe that if existing core tools can do the job then why fill my toolbox with even more clutter?

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Multipurpose Angle Finder [harborfreight.com]

6 in. Contour Gauge [harborfreight.com]

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Some additional tools I use for both woodworking and flipping homes:
The template tool above I'm sure can come in very useful for some people but for whats pictured on the sale page, for those cuts I use the easiest methods like marking on either side for the angle, one of the tools listed below or a speed square which most people sadly dont know how to use to their fullest potential.

For simple angles I use one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-828-Digital-Protractor/dp/B00563TLSI/ref=sr_1_5?crid=25MDFGX9IX... [amazon.com]

It has many benefits to it, especially the digital aspect to it (makes it instant on measurements rather its metric or in inches). I use it both in woodworker and for home repairs.


For things like vinyl plank flooring, I use this:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-833-10-Inch-Contour/dp/B000E36098/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords... [amazon.com]



I'm not discouraging anyone from buying this, especially being that its only $3, just saying my input. I've done more DIY'ing than most people will do in their lifetime and I believe in using whatever advantage possible but I also believe that if existing core tools can do the job then why fill my toolbox with even more clutter?

Just my two cents Smilie
Thumbs up on the contour gauge, though I'd recommend getting the longest one you can possibly buy. Even if you never encounter a single contour wide enough to use the full gauge, you can use different parts of it to record multiple contours.

The tool in the deal posted would be a lot better if it included shorter lengths to fit into more narrow spots.
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If larger, this would be fun to use with a pool table. Or smaller to use with 8-Ball Pool.
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Some additional tools I use for both woodworking and flipping homes:
The template tool above I'm sure can come in very useful for some people but for whats pictured on the sale page, for those cuts I use the easiest methods like marking on either side for the angle, one of the tools listed below or a speed square which most people sadly dont know how to use to their fullest potential.

For simple angles I use one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-828-Digital-Protractor/dp/B00563TLSI/ref=sr_1_5?crid=25MDFGX9IX... [amazon.com]

It has many benefits to it, especially the digital aspect to it (makes it instant on measurements rather its metric or in inches). I use it both in woodworker and for home repairs.


For things like vinyl plank flooring, I use this:

https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-833-10-Inch-Contour/dp/B000E36098/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords... [amazon.com]
The contour gauge is a must have if doing any kind of flooring, including tile, however, the one you listed is way overpriced, they can be found for much, much less just about everywhere
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Shows $4.97 for me. Still a decent deal if it doesn't break soon due to cheap plastic material as per reviews.
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The contour gauge is a must have if doing any kind of flooring, including tile, however, the one you listed is way overpriced, they can be found for much, much less just about everywhere
Cheap is ok for diy but pros that use this for a living need the better quality
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Cheap is ok for diy but pros that use this for a living need the better quality
Professionals most definitely would not use the plastic General brand of it. With the ~1/2" gap on the ends, it would be useless when next to a wall
I understand that this is the design of this tool but you want to minimize that spacing

Here are some with minimal spacing
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Lev...B0000TFIBW
https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-...B07NM4R3WL

Here is a general branded version with metal pins and smaller end spacing
https://www.amazon.com/General-To...6718?psc=1
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$5 here, and still not worth it to me. If you use this type of tool, then you want an aluminum version at the very least.
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The contour gauge is a must have if doing any kind of flooring, including tile, however, the one you listed is way overpriced, they can be found for much, much less just about everywhere
Dozens of floors done, including tile.

Contour gauge is useful, but I assure you it's not a must.
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Showing $5 here too
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Coming up for $5 now
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