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Though designed for use with the Veritas Wheel Marking Gauges, these mortice gauge heads will convert any wheel-marking gauge (with a 5/16" dia. rod) into a mortice gauge.
Made from hardened carbon steel, the 16mm diameter wheel cutters will scribe at any point in their circumference and slice rather than tear fibres for clean, accurate cuts. The single-bevel cutters can be set as close as 9.5mm apart, with bevels facing each other for accurate mortice sizing and chisel registration. A shaft collar (included) ensures the shaft of the gauge remains parallel to the workpiece, preventing accidental tilting of the cutters in use. Supplied as a pair of cutters with a shaft collar, hex key and instructions. Made in Canada.
5 September 2014
Makes mortice marking really easy and accurate.This is a really great upgrade to a simple tool. I have the Axminster marking gauge, which is cheap, but more than good enough for me. This little kit works really well it. You can set the mortice size directly from the morticer chisel, so it's very easy to be very accurate. Then the marking gauge lets you set where you want that mortice to be marked out on your workpiece. It's now dead easy for me to get mortices marked out to much better than the tolerance of my machining capability – you can't need any better. Cheap, quick, easy, and recommended wholeheartedly.