- 13 December 2018 at 7:42 pm #553860EdParticipant
Can anyone suggest a decent sliding bevel gauge? I’m frustrated with the ones I have. There are two critical criteria, 1) It mustn’t slip and 2) When fully extended, the blade and handle must remain flush regardless of how I rotate the blade. This lets me use a protractor accurately without there being an offset between the handle and blade. All of the gauges that I own have slop and, while you can monkey it out, that gets old when you’re trying to transfer a dimension.13 December 2018 at 8:01 pm #553861SelvaParticipant
Not sure this satisfies your criterion (ii) — away from the shop right now to check — but I have been very happy with this one:
Its aluminum, but well made, locks tight and having the locking mechanism at the end is so much more convenient than traditional designs.
selva13 December 2018 at 9:26 pm #553862Sven-Olof JanssonParticipant
Having used with both those that are locked by a screw at the bottom of the stock and those tightened by a screw on one of the faces of the stock, I have settled for Veritas’ two models, with nothing but a favourable experience.
London, UK; Boston, MA14 December 2018 at 9:18 am #553868Dave RingParticipant
My hands down favorite bevel gauge is the old Stanley No.18.
These were made in several different sizes.
Sears used to market a similar one under the Craftsman name but the Stanley ones are somewhat sturdier.
Dave14 December 2018 at 9:22 pm #553887EdParticipant
Thanks for the info. I’ve ordered the Shinwa, which is similar to the Stanley 18, and we’ll see how it goes. Even just today I almost had a bad measurement of an inside angle from this issue.16 December 2018 at 2:32 pm #553899Matthew NewmanParticipant
I bought a newer one from a big box store and it was useless because the thumb nut made it nearly impossible to properly tighten. I replaced it with a wing nut which made it much better so that might be an option too if yours is like that.
-Matt21 December 2018 at 3:15 pm #554070hobienickParticipant
I really like the cam lock versions, like the wooden handle Veritas posted earlier. You can find old Hold Fast versions on eBay.
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