The tempered and blued steel blade is securely held in position by a knurled brass knob for security and ease of use. Adjustable to any angle for marking, checking or transferring angles. The stock is made from rosewood with solid brass fittings.
17 January 2015
An OKish bevelI got one of these to help me install a new set of stairs in my very old cottage - it did look nice in the store, pretty solid, easy to adjust and inexpensive. Not being a trained carpenter (just a DIYer), I didn't know any better. Now I do - like the other reviewer said it's easy to knock it out of position - this was kinda irritating for me, but I wasn't working to a deadline. If I was, then I would have been more annoyed with it. The adjusting knob was a pain as well - one with a flush fitting knob would have been sooooo much better. It did the job, but it was a pain. If I were a pro, I'd get the Veritas one!
30 June 2008
JM Sliding BevelThere are a couple of problems with this piece. Firstly the locking knob doesn't provide enough tension for site use. It may be fine for the workshop but a little tap or knock will put it out, which is easy to do on site. The other thing was that the blade had burrs and at certain angles the rounded end of the blade won't sit flush with the stock. Looks nice though doesn't it.