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Old 05-04-2013, 04:30 PM
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John, isn't that one too many for Your needs? Just send it this way please
Since when does "need" have anything to do with buying tools?

Okami, as of today they're still showing as available at Lee Valley.


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Old 05-04-2013, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

you got me. I ordered one
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

I put in a direct request for one of these at Christmas and my birthday last week.

Soooo as of tonight they have one less. Hopefully it arrives before my wife gets home from Vacation.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

I was curious enough about the Starrett version, a "scratching gage"
29B Scratch Gage

so I ordered one to try it out.

Can't recommend it - I like the graduations on the beam and it is very well made, but the head is too small and the marker is a square cutter instead of a wheel, plus, no real micro adjust, although their description hints otherwise.

I"m going to try the LV version - not the anniversary edition, but the standard one now available:
Veritas® Wheel Marking Gauges - Lee Valley Tools

the beam is graduated, has micro adjust, and a nice wheel cutter. If only the graduations were more than just 1/16, or 1 mm, as you prefer - but it looks like a good value, and LV is always great to work with.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:19 PM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

Just curious, but why does one want graduations on a cutting/marking gauge? I cannot imagine that they would be accurate.

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:46 PM
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I'm with Derek on that one...
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

Lets say you need a strip of 15x20mm from a 15mm thick plank.

You whip out the gauge set it to hair over 20mm, mark and then cut to the line with a handsaw.
The finished exact dimensioning will be done with a plane.

With a graduated gauge you remove one process from the method, fettling with the rule and the gauge which can leave marks on the cutter.

That's one reason, at least for me

Don't you have a gauge on your tablesaw/bandsaw, and don't you quite often use it eventho its not absolutely dead on? I know I do. Maybe I am doing it wrong?

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

I never rely on the gauge on my tablesaw. It is never accurate enough. I set a mark on the board, then move the gauge to that. Or I mark a line on a board, and I saw to that.

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:02 AM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

I'm with Derek, I never trust the measures or angles on machines, I have to prove the cut to myself before I run it- I might use the gauge to get ballparked, but then I'll test cut.

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Old 08-17-2013, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: What is your favorite marking gauge?

Once again, if the price dosen't bother you ..
Colen Clenton Cutting Gauges
But it's hard to go past some of the others recommended in previous posts.

The Chris Vesper marking gauges have been my favourites but he no longer makes them.
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