Veritas Dual Wheel Marking Gauge Review By: I.Ball
Category: Mortice and Marking Gauges
Manufacturer: Veritas Tools
Tool Type: Marking Gauge
Model No: Dual Wheel
This Veritas Dual Wheel Marking Gauge review covers the dual wheel marking
gauge manufactured by Veritas Tools of Canada.
The Veritas Dual Wheel Marking Gauge is a multi-function marking gauge which can be used for many marking jobs including marking mortice and tenon joints, marking single cutting lines and cutting lines for chisel positions.
The Veritas Dual Wheel Marking Gauge is effectively equivalent to the traditional mortice and marking gauges such as the Marples mortice and marking gauges.
There have been similar style mortice gauges to the Veritas Dual Wheel Marking Gauge made through history including to name a few:
Stanley 91 Dual Marking Gauge
Stanley 98 Dual Marking Gauge
Tyzack Dual Marking Gauge
Veritas Tools (of Canada) have once again created a modern, stylish marking gauge while ensuring the tool functions well while being competetively priced for a tool which if looked after should last a long time.
The Veritas Dual Wheel Marking Gauge has two rods which work independent of each other.
One rod is fitted with a cutting wheel with a bevel on the outside and the other rod is fitted with a cutting wheel on the inside edge.
To aid in the longevity of the Veritas marking gauges, the wheels can be resharpened
on a sharpening stone and beyond this Veritas sell replacement marking gauge wheels.
The Veritas Dual Gauge has two different types of cutter wheel (inside cutter wheel and outside cutter wheel) so ensure you are buying the correct one.
Unlike other mortise gauges, the cutters on the Veritas Dual Marking Gauge are used independently, scribing just one line at a time. As a result, this marking gauge can be used anywhere a project requires repeated marking of two dimensions.
This gauge can be used as a single marking gauge; to use the Veritas Dual Marking Gauge
as a single marking gauge, drop one of the arms (and lock in place) so the cutter
is flush with the head face.
In most instances the arm with the outside cutter is used for the single marking function. There is the odd job you may wish to use the inside cutter as a single marking gauge, an example of using the inside cutter is for thicknessing a piece of work.
The Veritas Dual Wheel Marking Gauge at the time of writing this review is supplied in a plastic box container.
Given the plastic problem the world faces, I found it disappointing Veritas use plastic packaging on this item and hold hope they may use cardboard or some more evironmentally friendly packaging soon.
* 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.
2011 - Today
- Veritas Tools
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