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Old 03-19-2013, 06:01 PM
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I received the e-mail notice about their new Gap Tool, which shows the tool measuring tenons and mortises for matching thickness, or Dado sets versus the material thickness of the sheet stock or board you're cutting a dado for.
http://www.woodpeck.com/ottgapgauge.html
My first thought is that I already own this type of tool in the form of a dial caliper. 0-6" capacity, and a lockable setting to hold reference measurements and transfer them to something else. But, the point of contact on the caliper is really small, and not wide like the Woodpecker Tool/Gauge. That, I suppose, could matter at times.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:34 PM
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Your thoughts about the caliper echo mine exactly, Callan. I think, though, that the larger surface area will be a significant advantage in a lot of circumstances.

I think I'll be ordering the small one.
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I got the same email.

I haven't decided anything, I'm still thinking about it.


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It looks like it kind of overlaps the BCTW KM1 & TM1. I'm still trying to figure out how I'd use it, seeing that I already have the BCTWs.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:18 PM
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It's really more like a kid's version of the KM-1 or TM-1. It doesn't take into account the kerf of the blade (which those two do). It's just a big flat caliper.

I've already ordered mine...
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I ordered the set today.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:57 AM
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Sigh, I gave in and ordered the set as well. AND made a note on my phone to remind me that they don't show up till July!--
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You guys are easy.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:18 AM
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It's true. I'm a tool slut.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:16 AM
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I looked. I debated. I passed. Decided that one of several calipers I have will work well enough.

Had to draw the line so I can save for the BCTW event.

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