Below are list of Troubleshoting Tips for Wixey Table Saw Fence Digital Readout WR750.
Please read through these first before inquiring with us.
You may also want to check out our Frequently Asked Question to see if your question is listed.
The Digital Readout may display numbers counting randomly when the unit is turned "ON", but not on the track with the sensor strip. This is normal and does not mean your Readout is defective.
Flashing digits, dim, or no display
Install new batteries
Clean batteries and battery contacts
Remove the batteries, wait 30 seconds and replace them
Clean the track and sensor strip and blow the dust out of the readout.
Check for static discharges from a nearby dust collector or other source Note: If a static discharge from your finger zaps the readout or a nearby dust collector happens to zap your saw it can cause this error. Make sure the dust collector is properly grounded and the dust port on your saw is grounded to the ground wire inside the dust collector hose.
Small accuracy errors of 1/16" or less
Check to make sure you are locking the fence both when calibrating the unit and when taking a measurement. The fence surface can move quite a bit depending on your fence when locked vs. un-locked.
Be sure to just "kiss" the blade with your fence when calibrating. You should be able to move the blade back and forth with your hand (un-plugged and turned off of course) and just feel it gently scraping. It is very easy to deflect your blade and have the measurement be off by up .030 or more.
Throw away your tape measure!!! We are not trying to pass the buck but we have gone down this road many times. The scales on most fences and many tape measures are way off. Many people write to us and say they ended up throwing all their tapes away and buying high quality name brand tapes after they got our system. Use a high quality steel scale to check the accuracy.
Large accuracy errors of .200" or more
An error of exactly .200" is a very common error number with these devices or even a multiple of it like .400, .600, 1.200 etc. Usually this only happens when the readout is either moved very quickly (more than 3 feet per second) or if the readout does not fit tight enough on the track. Follow the same steps outlined in the "Loses calibration" section above.