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M1 Caliber Digital Measuring Tool for Miter Saw

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  • Digitize your miter saw with clamp on measuring tool
  • Accurate beyond 1/32 inch and easy to learn
  • Faster than tape measure for repeat cuts
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About This Product

While tape measures are a staple of any toolbox or carpenter's belt, the time necessary to take a measurement and mark a material every time a cut needs to be made quickly adds up. The REEKON Tools M1 Caliber Measuring Tool for miter saws eliminates the need to use a tape measure to mark materials, significantly lowering the time to makes cuts, increasing safety by keeping measuring related activities in a central location, and providing a hassle-free experience allowing professionals to measure and cut materials without stopping to mark them. The M1 Caliber is a digital measuring tool that works by sliding material underneath it. The M1 Clamps directly to saw fences. The blade width is automatically compensated for and units can be displayed in both English and metric on a large, backlit, LCD display. The M1 can make a wide range of cuts including angled, beveled, miter and compounds cuts and is accurate beyond 1/32 in. It is powered by 2 AA batteries (not included).

Highlights

  • M1 caliber is a fully integrated, patent-pending, measuring tool that clamps to almost any kind of saw fence and outputs measurements of materials slid underneath its wheel on a large, backlit, LCD screen
  • Measure and cut your stock materials up to 3 times faster than conventional methods and measuring tools
  • Allows for measuring without the need for a tape measure and pencil
  • Displays both English and metric measurements and is compatible with most miter saws, cut-off saws, chops saws and vertical band saws
  • Make miter, bevel, compound, and straight cuts on a variety of materials ranging from boards to composites to extrusions to pipe
  • Centralizes measurement related activity to a single location
  • Clamp to your saw fence, release the arm, input your blade thickness and you're ready to cut
  • Perfect for professionals, contractors, woodworkers and other trades people
  • Filled polymer tool housing ensures it can survive job site conditions
  • Accurate beyond 0.02 in. (0.5mm)
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Product Information

Internet # 317486776

Model # RKN-M1-001

Store SKU # 1006479720

Specifications

Dimensions: H 5.0 in, W 7.5 in, L 8.25 in

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)

5.0 in

Product Length (in.)

8.25 in

Product Width (in.)

7.5 in

Details

Color Family

White

Ideally Used With

Other

Material

Polymer

Pack Size

1

Power Tool Accessory Type

Saw Accessories

Product Weight (lb.)

1.2 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Other

Questions & Answers

7Questions
caret
Q:Does this tool work for measuring PVC? We use a Milwaukee miter saw to cut pvc.
by|May 15, 2023
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A:  Hello, yes! Please see demo video here as well - https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cr8k31zL0r_/

by|May 16, 2023
    caret
    Q:Will this work with the Bosch GCM12SD? And does it require anything separate for mounting ?
    by|Nov 2, 2022
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    A:  Hi Mark, the M1 will work with both but whether or not it attaches directly depends on which version you have. The version where the fence is one continuous piece, it will work directly. The one where there are two bumps on the fence requires our M1 Adapter Fence to mount to

    by|Nov 20, 2023
      68 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:Is this compatible with Dewalt DHS790 Mitre saw?
      by|Aug 20, 2022
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      A:  Hello, yes, the M1 Will clamp directly on the DeWalt DHS790 fence!

      by|Apr 20, 2023
        77 found this answer helpful

        A:  Yes. Comparable with most all miter fences.

        by|Oct 31, 2023
        68 found this answer helpful
        caret
        Q:Does it fit rigid 12 inch miterbox saw
        by|Jul 8, 2022
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        A:  Hi Tommy, yes, depending on the model, the M1 Caliber works with many of the RIGID 12" Miter Saws.

        by|Nov 19, 2023
          76 found this answer helpful
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          Customer Reviews

          4 out of 5

          • 4 out of 38 reviews
          • 69% recommend this product
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          Nice addition to the radial saw
          The REEKON M1 CALIPER will be a great addition to the table saw now that I have a bracket made to mount it. We modified the radial saw fence to mount the M1, but that only allows it to be used with very thin material. I guess the M1 was made for miter saws and chop saws with a thinner metal fence. It has 1/32" resolution which should be plenty fine enough for use as this caliper was intended. The display has nice big easy to read numbers.
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          Response from THD - CSOct 6, 2021
          " Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, glad to hear you are using with your Radial Arm Saw. The M1 can measure materials up to 3.5"" thick. If youd like us to help you take a look, please feel free to send us an email at contact@reekon.tools and we would be happy to help!"
          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
          Sturdy, Simple Design, Accurate, & a Time Saver
          I ordered the REEKON M1 Caliber Measuring Tool to use with my Compound Miter saw because it promised to deliver quicker more accurate cuts using a simple attachment. The out-of-box experience was initially disappointing because there were no written instructions; not sure if they were not missing or never there. After a short web search, I found a lot of resources to explain the setup and use. Following a video to set up usually takes more time and that was the case with my experience. Once I understood the basic concept and setup, learning to use it was a breeze. This tool is going to me a huge time saver and add to my accuracy. It can use metric or imperial measurements. With a proper written cut plan I believe it will decrease my time to cut a project’s boards by at least 50% and the accuracy will be spot on (assuming I don’t mess up the operation ;-). Hopefully the absence of written instructions was an oversight when the tool was being packaged; if not, fear not, there are great resources on line if one searches for “REEKON M1 Caliber Measuring Tool Setup Video”. The lack of instructions did not deter me from giving this tool five stars because of the quality of construction, simplicity of design and precision results.
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          Response from THD - CSOct 6, 2021
          " Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,Hello Lurch, glad to hear things have been going well and please let us know if you have any other questions!"
          • Recommended
          2 found this review helpful
          High Tech Solution in Search of a Problem
          Measure Once, Cut Once? I admit I was skeptical about this tool. When placed on a saw, It allows you to slide your piece of wood (or other material) under it’s measuring wheel, to visually show you the length you want to cut, rather than having to measure and mark with a tape measure. Pictorial (not intuitive instructions), Styrofoam case included. Batteries not included. It mounts easily with a simple clamping system, but depending on your saw, it may limit the useable capacity of your saw. Because of the low height of my Hitachi miter saw fence, when I mounted the Reekon, I could not even slide a 2x4 (1½” thickness) under the Reekon . . . so I had to do my evaluation using true 1” thickness trim. It seemed to calibrate fairly easily, but bottom line, it requires you to change the way you intuitively use a saw, and (in my case anyway) reduces the usefulness of the saw by reducing thickness of the material I can work with. Reekon does sell an accessory fence, but I’m just not a fan of the awkward way this makes you measure. I believe it measures accurately based on my short trial, but I don’t use my saws that way, pushing the length of wood from the side, lengthwise onto the cutting surface. So for this to be usable, you’d need to change the way you use your saw. That is the biggest obstacle to adopting usage of this tool. Then there’s the old adage, “measure twice, cut once.” This is designed to measure once. This does not save time, and and is less intuitive than tried and true cutting methods. Made in China
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          Response from THD - CSOct 6, 2021
          " Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, thanks for your feedback! The way you mounted your M1 seems to potentially be causing issues and may effect the accuracy and ease of use of the tool. Please feel free to reach out to us at contact@reekon.tools and we would be happy to help walk through getting everything squared away and making quick and accurate cuts! Also, the tool is Made in Malaysia."
          2 found this review helpful
          Best companion to my miter saw
          I’ve seen these before but figured the price would be a bit out of my range. This nicely made instrument/tool companion was reasonably priced considering what it offers. It is quite easy to mount on a variety of miter saws and other tools with its clamping system. The readout is big and bold making it a joy to work with even though you may be wearing dusty shop glasses.
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          Response from THD - CSOct 6, 2021
          " Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, excited to hear its being put to good use! "
          • Recommended
          POTENTIAL TIME SAVER; MANY CHALLENGES TO SET-UP
          POTENTIAL TIME SAVER; MANY CHALLENGES TO SET-UP — The REEKON M1 Caliber Measuring Tool is likely a useful attachment to a saw to speed cutting. For that reason, I spent more than six hours getting it setup. First, it requires considerable strength to attach it to the fence. Nothing like in the video. After I determined that I did not have the strength to attach it, I asked a friend who is very strong to do so. He had to use two hands and all of his strength to attach it. After it is first attached, the springs are looser so it then can be attached with less strength. The next hurdle was getting the device into calibrate mode. There are three buttons on the REEKON. To enter the calibrate mode, one is to use “hold,” “hold,” and “click.” Simple enough but it rarely worked for me. Sometimes after trying 20 or so times, it would work. It was like winning the lottery. I have no idea why it worked occasionally and not at other times. During the setup process, if something went wrong, I would go back to start and try to enter the calibrate mode. I made it through the setup process. Then when I was ready to cut, the REEKON was off by 1/4" for a 12" piece. I tried setup again. Got the same result. On the third try, I could not enter the calibrate and gave up for the day. After much trying, I eventually got it setup so it should work. Then my problem is that in feeding the lumber through the REEKON, one needs to stop precisely at the cut mark. I could not do that. Evidently, by going back and forth to get the proper setting, something must have affected the accuracy. If you do acquire a REEKON, I would recommend using the online instructions which have photos which makes things clearer. Then, if you encounter an issue, contact REEKON support. They can help with many answers. It has not been a time saver for me but I may try using it again if I can discover how to enter the calibrate mode reliably and how to stop the piece being cut precisely at the cut mark. Then it should work as desired. The REEKON is made in Malaysia.
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          Response from THD - CSOct 6, 2021
          " Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,We are always happy to help address any setup and calibration issues you may have through our online guide or through our support email at contact@reekon.tools, thanks!"
          1 found this review helpful
          It does what it says it'll do, but seems less than practical in my opinion.
          I was super intrigued by this little gadget, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Overall, it is well built and all the important details were taken into account (from angled cuts to the width of the blade), but I'm not sure how practical it really is. It's one of those things that seems like a great idea until you go to use it. I give it 3 stars because the tool works and is designed well, but priced at $150 and as a DIYer, I just don’t see the practicality in it. Maybe if I used it a bunch and got used to it, it’d be better, but as of the first use and a few cuts, it didn’t make me fall in love with it. When you first mount it, do be careful not to be pressing the release button at the same time. My hand apparently naturally squeezed it when I was mounting it, but I eventually figured it out. Overall, I just don't think it saves me all that much time, and it didn't make my cuts more accurate. One reason for that might be that I was working with heavy, treated lumber, so it was a little more difficult to slide on my saw through the tool. The other challenge was keeping the wood down and pressed against the fence to push straight through the tool. As I move the the material through the tool, I'd need to change the outer wing support to keep the wood balanced properly. I felt like I needed a third hand to hold the wood down and against the fence, hold the blade down, slide the wood gently against the blade, hit the zero button, then let the blade go so I could push the wood through and complete the measurement, and cut. I imagine cutting lighter, dry, untreated wood would make it much easier to use, but you’d still have to deal with the wood balancing and such. Anyway, for this review, I needed to cut two 24" length boards for what I was building. Because of the struggles I tried to explain above with the weight of the board and needing a 3rd hand, I ended up with one perfectly measured board and one that was just slightly long that I had to shave down a bit. The other scenario I'd like to point out is making longer cuts. If you need to cut an 8ft piece of wood down to 6ft, would you rather stick it on one end of the saw, and try to feed it through the Reekon M1 properly while keeping it against the fence while also dealing with the changing balance of the wood, or would you rather place it on the saw roughly where it needs to be, measure, make small adjustments, and cut? To me, the latter option seems a little easier, but that's just me. ===== PROS: 1) Well built 2) Well engineered. Can tell lots of thought went into all the different calculations and display options. There's even a little display when using fractions that tells you how the fraction was rounded or if it’s dead on. 3) Styrofoam container comes with room for batteries and a spare wheel (not provided) if you choose to use it for storing the tool when not in use. 4) Will turn off after a period of not using it to save battery, but it remembers the last measurement in case you still need it, so if you second guess your measurement, you can go, measure a 3rd, 4th, and 5th time just to be sure, and come back and make any minor adjustments to the material without having to start over because the thing timed out and turned off. ===== CONS: 1) Not as practical as I thought it’d be 2) Only works with smooth surfaces (otherwise the wheel measures the length of the “hills and valleys” of the wood, not straight “as the crow flies” 3) Once the material you’re cutting gets short, you either have to move it to the other side of the blade, or if it’s super short, you might have to pull out the measuring tape anyway. 4) For long cuts, rather than placing the board about where the cut will be and adjusting, you have to put the board all the way on one side and slide it through, potentially needing to adjust your wing supports without negatively impacting the measurement along the way.
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          Response from THD - CSOct 6, 2021
          " Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,There certainly is an adjustment period needed to leverage the full capabilities of the M1 Caliber but is undoubtedly a disruptor of traditional workflows. However, we have found many professionals that practice with the M1 can reduce their cut time but more than 3x. If you ever need any pointers or assistance on using and best practices for the M1, please feel free to reach out to us at contact@reekon.tools, thanks!"
          2 found this review helpful
          Nice Idea - Not for Me.
          The Reekon M1 Caliber (Model RKN-M1-001) is cleverly designed and well built. I had issues from the beginning, some due to my equipment, some to my work flow, and some to the unit itself. It doesn't actually fit my miter saw – there's only one position for the clamp and even then the clamp pads don't fully engage the fence. It held, but barely. The unit is designed for a fence at most 7mm thick. I had hoped to use it on my 3/4” thick extended fence but that's a non-starter. I found the clamping action awkward, especially since the release tab is exactly where my strongest fingers press to squeeze the clamp. Consequently, I used two hands to lock the unit onto the fence. In my woodworking, I always measure from the left edge of a board, and cut so the finish piece is held under my left hand. This unit is designed to measure from the right edge, with the finish piece left on the right side of the blade. While it can be mounted on the right side, and programmed to measure and leave the finish piece on the left side, the automatic height adjustment for the measuring wheel doesn't work in that direction. Plus, in my case, there was no way to mount the unit on the right side of my fence. My equipment and workflow aside, I found the measurements to be unrepeatable, despite repeated calibration and more care than I normally take to slide the wood and locate the cut. Depending on the length, the cut point would vary by as much as 1/4”. Even immediately after calibration, with the same piece of wood and the same 6-ft measurement, the device indicated at least 1/16” off from the cut line. Of course, to get the right measurement you have to slide the entire length of the board under the wheel – carefully – and the slightest slip away from the fence invalidates the measurement. In my shop, with the saw mounted in a long table top, that's very hard to do, especially with longer piece of wood. For grins, I tried it on a long round closet bar. While it worked, the slight rolling motion of the stock impacted the accuracy of the measurement. The device has lots of settings for blade thickness, choosing units, and even compensating for angle cuts (NOT bevel cuts) but it wasn't intuitive. Even the printed instruction sheet didn't explain everything clearly – I had to use the web videos for clarification on some functions. The three control buttons serve multiple purposes, and I found it awkward that some functions (like powering OFF) don't take effect until you RELEASE the button after holding it down for some amount of time. My compliments to the engineers who designed and built this; however, I'll stick with my tape and it's repeatable measurements. My tapes are also much cheaper and easier to use.
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          Response from THD-CSSep 27, 2021
          Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, From looking at your photos, it seems the biggest issue to accuracy is the unstable mounting position. We would be happy to walk you through securing it better using our available Adapter Fence meant for use when the included fence on a given saw is too short or has odd shaped geometry. Feel free to reach out to us at contact@reekon.tools or visit our support website here https://support.reekon.tools/
          1 found this review helpful
          Difficult instructions
          I found the instructions somewhat difficult to understand but after playing with the equipment and already knowing what I wanted it to accomplish for me It worked great. I could use very easily to measure my length by either setting up to measure to the length or setting the length first and cutting till the meter read zero. This would be a feature depending on the individual. It is made of high quality and once figuring out the instructions it a easy to use piece of equipment. Good tool for a carpenter or an individual that loves to do carpentry work at home as a hobby.
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          Response from THD-CSSep 27, 2021
          Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, While we do our best to include as many details as possible with our included instruction guide, we also supplement this printed version with our online support center which has a multitude of videos, photos, and animations to explain every use case imaginable along with getting started for the first time! Please feel free to find them here - https://support.reekon.tools/ or you are always welcome to contact us directly at contact@reekon.tools
          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
          Great measuring tool
          This is an amazing measuring tool. It is made of very sturdy materials. It can be used to measure framing, finish, moulding, metal, pipe, and composite. It is very easy to operate, you just clamp it onto the material, turn it on and roll it through. It comes with a one year warranty. It has very good resolution on the screen, and is a very accurate measuring device.
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          Response from THD-CSSep 27, 2021
          Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, Thanks for the feedback
          • Recommended
          Really accurate
          The M1 from Reekon is a great and perfect addition for anybody that needs to make cuts on this miter saw, saving time consuming during measurements by using this digital device. This digital device measures the material by sliding it under the wheel giving the most accurate cuts but before starts with the cutting process the M1 needs to be setting up which is a easy if the instructions are followed. The versatility of the M1 is really great because allows me to decide between imperial or metric units, decimal or fraction. It requires a minimum of 7mm of surface thickness in order to be effectively secure and installed and away from the miter head. The minimum height required is 95mm to clamp the M1. The clamp is strong enough to stay in place and easy to take it off from the miter fence. Once the set up is complete the cutting process is a breeze and accurate. After every cut of material the M1 needs to be reset to zero and the material needs to be touching the left side of the blade. Cutting angles is the same process. It’s so versatile that allows the cutting of different materials like molding, finish boards, framing material, composite, pipes. I try it cutting a few boards with different thickness and the cuts were so accurate I’m impressed with it.
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          Response from THD-CSSep 27, 2021
          Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We love seeing a pile of pressure treated wood cut with the M1 Caliber!
          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
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