When I’m cutting material to length on a miter saw, accuracy and production are equally important to me. A tape measure is accurate, of course, but pulling a measurement for every cut isn’t very productive. Stop blocks—either clamped to the workbench or integrated into the saw stand’s extension arms—are both accurate and productive … as long as all of the cuts are the same length. Reekon’s M1 Caliber digital measuring device promises increased productivity while eliminating the need for an old-school tape measure. This device attaches to your miter saw auxiliary fence and is designed to read with precision the measurement of any flat material. I’ve been using one for several months to see how well it lives up to its promise.

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