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Old 12-18-2012, 04:51 AM
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Default New Stubby Marking Gauge

This is pretty cool: a marking gauge with a short beam, making it easier to hold while scoring lines close to an edge.

Here's the link to their page: http://www.woodpeck.com/ottstubbygauge.html





Seems like a really great idea - I know I've often found the long beam to get in the way. However, I'd really like this tool if it had a cutting blade or wheel as well (or instead of) the scribing pin. Sometimes the pin gives some tearout. But it's also easier to see where to start and stop a line than with a circular cutting blade.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:37 AM
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Default Re: New Stubby Marking Gauge

By the way, this is one of their "one-time tools", and will be available for a limited time. They plan to deliver it in March or so.

Also, the scribe point is carbide tipped, so it's going to be pretty durable.
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Default Re: New Stubby Marking Gauge

any idea what those 4 adjustment screws are supposed to be for?

and a one time replacement tip is kinda harsh
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Pretty sure those screws just hold the stainless steel wear plate to the body of the tool.
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Default Re: New Stubby Marking Gauge

Those screws hold the wear plate on. Currently they're #6 screws. In production they'll be #4's so they won't look quite as obnoxious.

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: New Stubby Marking Gauge

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any idea what those 4 adjustment screws are supposed to be for?

and a one time replacement tip is kinda harsh
Thanks for the laugh!
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