Veritas Dual Marking Gauge
With two independently adjustable rods, this gauge can scribe both sides of a mortice at once. The length of each ground stainless-steel rod is very precise. By registering the tails against either side of a chisel, you can set the cutters to span the exact width of the chisel blade. Projection is easy to set, an internal O-ring keeps light but constant friction on each rod; a thumbscrew locks the setting. One rod has its cutting edge at the extreme end of the rod, making it useful for transferring dimensions or as a depth gauge. As with all Veritas marking gauges, the wheel cutters avoid the problems of wandering that can occur with pin-style marking gauges. They cut wood fibres rather than tear them and they mark cleanly, even on cross grain. These hardened steel wheel cutters scribe perfectly at any point of their circumference. They are oriented with the cutting bevels facing in opposite directions, so you can always mark your line with the bevel facing the waste side of any cut. Each cutter is fully retractable for safe storage or to permit use with a single cutter. The rods project off-centre from the anodised aluminium body, which helps the gauge resist rolling on a workbench and maximises the area of the 50mm diameter brass face that can register against the work piece. 190mm overall length, the gauge has a setting range from zero to 145mm. The aluminium housing has a brass face and the rods are stainless steel. Made in Canada.
Shaft Clamp for Dual Marking Gauge
On occasions, it may be an advantage to lock the relative position of the two rods on the Veritas® Dual Marking Gauge, such as when a project requires a constant mortice size, but different offsets. The shaft clamp lets you lock the relative position of the cutters while still being able to adjust the fence for offset. This allows you to preserve identical mortice or tenon sizing when joining parts of different thicknesses or when adding a reveal, since it prevents the cutter settings from shifting while the fence is being repositioned. Machined to precise tolerances to prevent binding on the rods, the 13mm long collar is made from extruded aluminium, with a turned brass thumbscrew that tightens onto the marking gauge’s steel guide rods without marring their surfaces. Made in Canada.