Veritas Wheel Marking Gauges
Veritas Wheel Marking Gauges
£30.70 (£25.58 Ex. VAT)

Veritas Wheel Marking Gauges

  • Hardened steel wheel cutter
  • Cuts wood fibres, rather than tears
  • Marks cleanly, even on cross grain
  • The wheel retracts into the face of the gauge for storage and protection
  • The gauges are very easy to set
  • Use as a depth gauge to transfer measuremets
  • Made in Canada
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£30.70 (£25.58 Ex. VAT)

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There are two main problems with a typical marking gauge: you have to tilt it just right to avoid pin chatter and, even then, the pin tends to follow the wood grain, throwing off your line. The Veritas wheel marking gauges solve both problems. The hardened steel wheel cutter scribes perfectly at any point of its circumference. Since it cuts wood fibres rather than tears, it marks cleanly, even on cross grain. The wheel's single-sided bevel also pulls the gauge face against the stock, maintaining accuracy. Its cutting edge is at the extreme end of the rod, useful for transferring dimensions such as tenon shoulder and mortise depth. The wheel retracts into the face of the gauge for storage and protection. The gauges are very easy to set, since each has an internal O-ring to keep light but constant friction on the rod.

The Veritas standard marking gauge is a great workhorse and excellent value. Due to the number of requests for a micro-adjust feature, we offer a second model with a slightly longer body fitted with a two-stage collet to allow fine adjustment of the cutting wheel. The collet has a fine-pitch thread; one revolution advances or retracts the wheel 0.8mm. The knurled thumbscrew then locks the setting. The rod of the Imperial gauge is graduated to 6" in 16ths; the metric version has graduations to 150mm. Very comfortable gauges to use.

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This product is on page 183 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (11)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



6 December 2017


This gauge is very accurately made and looks business like, however it is not without it's own problems. First, and most annoying, it rolls off the bench, the only tool in my workshop which does so. The scale on the stem could be much more clearly marked, at least on my example. The countersink into which the cutting wheel sits when fully retracted means you have to sight across the face of the stock, which reduces the otherwise micrometer accuracy of adjustment. This feature is not really needed. The stock is very small and does not support the tool against the edge of the wood well enough, especially when the cutter is far from the stock-you can't put your thumb behind the cutting wheel as you can with a wooden marking gauge, unless you want a gashed thumb. The cutting disc soon blunts on hard wood and is a pain to sharpen. It's a nice tool for fiddly small work, but I think it's more of a tool collector's piece than a day to day useful tool. I won't be putting my wooden marking and cutting gauge away. PS It rolled off the bench again today, breaking the cutting disc. This is what happens when engineers design woodworking tools!

Hakon Soreide

6 August 2017

Excellent gauge

I just started doing woodworking. And though a combination of common sense and current economy dictates that I only buy tools when and if I need them – which turns out to be a good way to go about it – I quickly found the need for a marking gauge. Not so much for the simplest butt-joint pragmatic and efficient carpentry that has made up much of my early output, but once you start trying out any kind of proper joint, a marking gauge simply becomes indispensable.

I am glad I bought this one. It is solid, good-looking, and marks easily and accurately. The blade slips into the brass housing when not in use, and it's relatively comfortable to use, though I can imagine a wooden one would sit better in the hand. Since marking is quick and spending time tooling something in relation to those marks is where ultimate ergonomics are more important, I think it's just fine the way it is.

It looks and feels like a well-made quality precision instrument, and in this case, appearances are not deceiving.

Dave T

19 December 2016

Quality Gauge

This is a wonderful addition to anyone's tool kit, easy to use, produces very accurate marks for a positive chisel location, and is a joy to use. Buy one, you'll never regret it.


6 December 2016

Brilliant bit of kit. Beautifully made and accurate

I've always struggled with traditional mortice gauges to get the level of accuracy and repeatability I wanted when working at smaller scales. I'm absolutely delighted with this gauge though. It's easy to set with precision to tiny fractions of a millimetre, makes a clean mark and is easy to handle. Superb design and build quality. Highly recommended.


20 October 2016

Veritas = quality

I got the basic model because i prefered the simplicity of its design.
Elegance & function, a rare combination these days.

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