Stanley Gauge 98 Review By: C.Hippy
Category: Old Marking Gauges
Tool Type: Marking Gauge
Model No: 98
The Stanley marking and mortice gauge number 98 is a double rod gauge
with a head which slides on two 6 1/4 - 6 1/2 inch rods.
Each rod has a marking pin one end and a wheel cutter the other end, ideal for use on tougher grain - it was advertised in a Stanley catalogue as '...especially adapted for marking across the grain, over knots etc.'.
Each rod is marked out in inches up to 5 inches in length with each inch broke down into 1/8" increments (in the 1920's this was advertised as 1/16" increments).
Each rod is independently secured to the head / stock with a knurled thumb screw (2x thumb screws, 2x rods, 1x head).
The new modern Veritas dual wheel marking gauge has elements of this design with the use of two rods and two disc cutters.
"Stanley" - found on the face of the stock/head.
"No 98" - found on the face of the stock/head.
<1914 - 1958>
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