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Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8"

Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8"
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 13 reviews
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5 of 13(38%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
Review 1 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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i use mine to make shelfs fit
29 Oct 2011
By
, torquay
"i use it for measuring angle of walls to make shelfs fit nice. its a decent simple gadget. build quality okay for diy'er"
Review 2 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Forge steel sliding bevel with
3 Aug 2011
By
, North East
"Not a joiner so didn't realise I needed a level until it immediatelt came in handy. Good quality"
Review 3 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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excellent tool
27 Jun 2014
By
, Brentwood
"Bought this to aid in fixing skirting board in the living room. 5 external corners and none at 90 degrees! Used this to get these right. An excellent tool."
Review 4 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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forge steel sliding bevel
4 Apr 2011
By
, Wakefield
"it does the job needed, very easy to use and with the bubble it helps make sure you get a true angle at a perfect required level you need. i would recommend to anyone."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Expensive for what it is
11 Oct 2011
By
, Huntingdon
"Does a fair job except that the platic part extends beyond the bezel and makes it difficult to meaure angles agaionst a wall"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Does what you want
8 Mar 2009
By
, Wiltshire
"The item's not bad ... for the money does exactly as you want/expect it too ...
Only real downside is the build quality, you have to be a little nice to it, otherwise you twist the screw too far and it falls apart in your hands ... luckily its a simple bit of kit and you get put it back together in no time ..."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Would you recommend this product? No
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What were they thinking?
30 Dec 2012
By
, Fife
"Sadly, I have to agree with the other reviewers who have pointed out how badly this is designed.
In almost all circumstances, the rounded black plastic end of the tool interferes with your attempt to determine an angle. It IS usable for certain measurements, but that's just not good enough - I want one tool for the job, not this one and a tool for the things this can't do.
It's well built otherwise - plastic is solid, nut is sturdy enough, blade is a good bit of steel, built in spirit level is handy... But the above point kills any hope of a recommendation."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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dont buy!
22 Jun 2014
By
, livingston
"this is a simple tool and Forge Steel have made a fundamental flaw with the design. this tool will not give you a true reading of an internal corner. don't buy!"
Review 9 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Not fit for purpose
9 Apr 2014
By
, Gosport
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"Like others, wish I'd read the reviews first. The plastic body is too big making the measurement of internal angles impossible. Really poorly designed, would expect better from the Forge Steel brand. Unusable."
Review 10 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Please dont buy
15 Feb 2014
By
, Carluke
"Very disappointed with this tool and now wish that I had read previous reviews.
Although the individual parts are well made and the steel blade feels superb, the blade and plastic handle do not match together so there is a gap when using to get and external angle. This could translate to a very severe overcut or undercut over distance - this has been mentioned before but even for this price that is a pretty fundamental requirement for this tool."
Review 11 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Poor design
20 Sep 2012
By
, Aberdeen
"Suggest Screwfix finds another design to sell as the blade position makes it impossible to measure an angle with the external part of the product. Don't buy."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Buy a better one!
27 Jun 2012
By
, Somerset
"Got this for a one off job,
Wish I'd read earlier reviews on this as had to take it back due to it's inability to measure internal angles accurately. Poor Build Quality. Was unable to use, and ended up folding a piece of card for the angle instead.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Forge Steel Sliding Bevel 8" (203mm)
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Not fit for purpose
11 Apr 2011
By
, Edinburgh
"I ended up taking this back. The rounded plastic end sticks out further than the metal part, so you can't accurately use this to measure the inside angle between two pieces of wood (for example, a stair's stringer and newel).
I've since used a well designed one which did this without problem."
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.