Ebony Mortise & Marking Combination Gauge
Marking gauges are great for layout work in your shop because they're many times more accurate than thicker pencil lines. But the advantage of scribing doesn't end there; a scribed line pre-scores your wood, making final cuts with your hand or power tools more crisp and clean by eliminating unsightly tearout. But wait, there's more! When you use a scribed layout line you create a very fine reference point for starting your chisel, hand saw or power tool cut. You won't have the "which side of the pencil line should I start on" question that inevitably creeps into your head when working with a pencil layout line.
This 6-1/4" long Ebony wood and brass gauge features a single marking pin on one side so you can use it as a regular scribing gauge and a double pin setup on the other for simultaneously marking both sides of a mortise. The hardened alloy marking pins are very sharp and score your material beautifully, even against the grain. Use the large reference fence to set your scribe line in the exact location needed, then lock in place with the hefty brass thumb screw. The single pin side is for marking accurate scribe lines while the double knife side is used for mortise layout. This premium Ebony wood gauge uses a threaded rod with a brass thumbscrew for super accurate and easy pin-slide adjustment on the mortise side. You turn the thumbscrew to increase or decrease the distance between the pins.
- Solid Ebony wood and brass construction
- Brass rubbing strips and brass wear plug in the head
- 6-1/4" overall length
- Fine craftsmanship and solid feeling in your hand
- Accurate thumbscrew for setting mortise pin width