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Wheel-Style Marking Gauge

Bridge City Tool Works - Wheel-Style Marking Gauge

The Veritas wheel-style marking gauge is a low-cost version of this popular design. It is also available with a microadjuster.

$27 (As of 10/25/2005)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

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.

The Veritas wheel-style marking gauge has a steel beam graduated in 16ths of an inch and a brass fence and thumbscrew.The fence slides on the beam with a smooth friction fit. There is no microadjust feature, though, and because the wheel cutter is held in place with a round-headed screw, the cutter must be removed from the tool for sharpening.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bridge City Tool Works
Manufacturer's Web Site www.bridgecitytools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-253-3332
Blade Style Wheel
Maximum Marking Reach N/A

Good value for the money. Not as refined as the Glen-Drake tool, but not as expensive. Cutters are cheaper and the tool will roll off the bench if you are not careful. Tool does what it is supposed to do and I would not consider it money wasted. It is a good choice when you need more than one marking gauge or if this would be your first one.

Well made tool.

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