Joseph Marples Mortice Gauge - No. 9C

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Marples Mortice Gauge 9C Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Joseph Marples

Tool Type: Marking, Mortice Gauge / Mortise Gauge

Model No: 9C


The Joseph Marples marking and mortice gauge number 9 C review will refer to the tool as a 'mortice gauge' for the purpose of this review.

Joseph Marples mortice gauge is spelt as 'Joseph Marples mortise gauge' in the US and Canada.

The Marples 9 C mortice gauge has a Rosewood head and stem with functional and decorative brass parts built-in.

The head is secured and released with a brass knurled nut.

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The 9 C marking and mortice gauge has one sharp marking pin at the rear for single line markings and two pins at the front of the gauge for dual line markings such as for marking mortices.

The distance between the two pins can be adjusted to the required distance by pushing/pulling the brass knob on the stem to slide the pin to the required distance.

Note: ensure to loosen the stock head prior to making adjustments to avoid damage to the internal thread and other parts of the tool.

Joseph Marples Ltd advertise the Rosewood used as plantation grown coming from managed, sustainable sources.

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Cautions / Notes

* Important: please refer to the 'disclaimer' at the foot of this review.
* Wearing safety clothing and eye protection is usually a good idea to help protect against injury.

- This tool has sharp parts, take suitable precautions when using/handling/storing the tool to prevent injury.

- Failure to loosen parts when making adjustments can result in damage to the tool. Never force a part to move.

- Overtightening parts can cause damage to the tool.

Manufactured Dates

<1990 - Today

In 1990 these were advertised as being supplied with a turnscrew locking mechanism with a brass thumbscrew locking mechanism available. The product code was 9.

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