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Wheel Marking Gauge

Item #153490
$16.50
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3.5

(15 reviews)

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Product Information:

This simple, yet effective Wheel Marking Gauge has a single bevel edge wheel that scribes a fine line without tearing the wood fibers and does not wander with the wood’s grain. A precision ground brass shoe glides against the edge of the workpiece, and the knurled brass knob makes adjustments quick and easy. Overall length is 8-1/8", with a working capacity of about 6-3/4".


  • Brass head with 8" steel rod

  • Hardened bevel edge marking wheel

  • Simple and firm adjustment with knurled knob

  • Marks clean visible lines for precision

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    3.6

    (based on 15 reviews)

    73%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (8)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Ergonomic (7)
    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    • Inaccurate (3)

    Best Uses

    • At home (7)
    • Minor projects (4)
    • Commercial (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Professional (2)

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    4.0

    Yup - Works For Me

    By  Palangi

    from Mechanicsburg, PA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Ergonomic Design
    • Reliable
    • Works well

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Minor Projects

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    Works well for me. Was cautious given other reviews, but no complaints here.

     
    1.0

    Not worth the sale price

    By  Measure better

    from boston

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    Not a quality measuring tool I had to polish the guide stop flat Turn knob had to filed to remove rough edges Not worth the money

     
    2.0

    same failings as the competition's

    By  LC

    from Katy TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Nicely Made
    • Reasonable Price

    Cons

    • Hard to read
    • Should Have 116th Incr
    • Should Have 116th" Marks
    • Should Have 16ths" Marks

    Best Uses

    • Minor Projects

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    there are 7 1/8 marks between inch marks and they are all the same height making it easy to get 5/8 when you want 6/8 (3/4)

     
    4.0

    good buy

    By  trex22

    from Dearborn, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Commercial

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    Overall this a good tool, I had to tune the cutter because it wouldn't rotate. I honed it on some 320 grit sandpaper, which had the added benefit of sharpening as well. I'd recommend this, but be ready to tune it like you would a new chisel.

     
    3.0

    Nice tool, but...

    By  YAW (Yet Another Woodturner)

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wheel Not Sharp Enough

    Best Uses

    • Any Flat Wood Project

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    I bought two of these on sale, the price was right. They work pretty well, but I wish the wheels were sharper and made a better mark. Perhaps the replacement wheels for a similar marking gauge, also sold by WC, will work with this gauge. I will also try sharpening the flat side of the wheel to produce a better edge. If sharpening or these replacement wheels do work, I will buy a couple of additional marking gauges next time they are on sale. By having multiple marking gauges, you can set the most used measurements once and have consistent markings through out the project. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend, with caveats.

     
    5.0

    bargain

    By  renovation carpentry

    from iowa city, iowa

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Ergonomic Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commercial

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    excelent marking tool for repetititive accurate marking. scores a straight line every time!

     
    4.0

    With a little help works great

    By  Pete

    from Andover, MA

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Commercial
    • Minor Projects

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    This is the third marking tool I have bought and it is the best. I tried a japanese type with a knife like cutting edge, no good for me. I tried a British brass and hard wood mortice marker.... better, but still not good enough. Initially I had problems with this tool too, as other commenters have said the wheel would wobble and spin, it needs to be fixed firmly in place to work! I found that inserting few sheets of paper to make a small washer between the wheel and the post meant the screw would hold the wheel perfectly. No problems since, works a charm on first attempt every time, never need to go over the line again

     
    5.0

    Well Made

    By  Bob

    from Prescott, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Board Layout

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    I have several of these. When building a project there are times when precise repeatable markings are needed. Set up different measurements on these and you just pick the one you need at the time. Find them to be easy to use, feel great and constructed of quality materials. Good buy all the way around.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful, functional

    By  Me

    from KY

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    Bought two. Plan on one as a gift. Will not be embarrassed to gift it to a very exacting woodworker.

     
    4.0

    Decent marking gauge

    By  Cpt hook

    from Brevard, NC

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Reliable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Wheel Marking Gauge :

    Seems solid and durable. Needs a friction insert to make fine adjustment easier. I expected wheel to actually turn, which it does not (not all-important). Thread lock on the screw might allow freeing the wheel.

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