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Knife-Style Marking Gauge(1)

Crown Tools - Knife-Style Marking Gauge(1)

This knife-style marking gauge from Crown Tools is made from rosewood and brass.

$22 (As of 10/25/2005)

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Editor's Review: Choosing Marking Tools

by Scott Gibson

review date: October 25, 2005

Marking, mortise, and combination gauges come in myriad styles and prices. What differentiates them from one another is the number and type of cutters each employs. Marking gauges have a single cutter for scribing one line at a time. Mortise gauges have two cutters and are used mostly for marking parallel lines to establish the width of a mortise. Combination gauges typically have three cutters: a single cutter on one side of the beam for use as a marking gauge and an additional pair on the other side of the beam for laying out mortises.

This knife-style marking gauge is made of rosewood and has a single hardened-steel cutter. Brass wear strips are inlaid on fence and the thumbscrew is brass.

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Manufacturer Crown Tools
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Blade Style Knife
Maximum Marking Reach N/A

My father used to make marking knives like these. They work well, are accurate, and are simple to maintain. Nowadays, I would be hard-pressed to make one of this quality for this price, even though I know how. This is an excellent bargain for a perfectly usable tool. Other high-priced tools may have a snooty collector's appeal. However, for those of us who actually use such a tool, this one represents a realistic price-to-value ratio.

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