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"The first few times you perform this maneuver you should check the accuracy of your placement with a protractor or anglebeam. No more than a two degree error is permissible."
―Vo'ren Faalo, Book of Practical Lightsaber Technique, volume seven[1]

An anglebeam was a measuring device used to determine the angle between two objects, with a margin of at least a tenth of a degree. The Book of Practical Lightsaber Technique volume seven, written by Jedi Master Vo'ren Faalo, described training exercises for Jedi-in-training, using techniques called cadences to strike ball bearings atop wax cylinders or unlit candles. The cadences required setting the cylinders ten degrees apart and recommended that beginners use a protractor or anglebeam to verify the angle when first starting the exercises. With practice, it was expected the trainee would be able to place the cylinders to a tenth of a degree without needing to be checked by the tool.[1]

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An anglebeam was mentioned in the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game supplementary book Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim, published in 1993 by West End Games and written by Simon Smith and Eric S. Trautmann.[1]

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