Reviewed by The Woodworker Magazine
A marking gauge is often a fairly basic tool: consisting of two pieces of beech or similar, a steel pin through the stem and a screw of some sort to tighten the stock – that’s it. On the other hand, it may be a thing of beauty, made from an exotic hardwood with decorative brass inlays. Alternatively, it may contain no timber at all, such as this gauge from AUK Tools.
A groove along the stainless steel stem accommodates the dual adjuster screws, so there’s absolutely no play in the gauge when tightened. For fine adjustment you can lock the end screw, then rotate the finger grip followed by the second screw. Both screws are then locked off at your chosen setting.
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