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One Time Tool - Bevel Gauge


bevel gauge
bevel gauge

Get it right the first time, every time, with Woodpeckers Precision Bevel Gauges

Bevel gauges are sometimes referred to as sliding T-bevels or adjustable bevel squares. Whatever name you go by, this layout tool definitely falls into the “must-have” category for any serious carpenter, cabinetmaker, woodworker or DIYer. Despite its simple appearance and compact size, the bevel gauge is a remarkably versatile tool. Thanks to a blade that can swing, slide and lock in any position, the bevel gauge can “capture” and transfer virtually any angle. When you need to get a perfect fit in a corner that's far from perfectly square (a common condition in many houses), a bevel gauge is indispensable. But this tool earns its keep in many other ways –like making it easy set precise bevel angles on table saws, circular saws and even drill press tables, for example.

Why not have the best?

Not surprisingly, the bevel gauge was one of the first tools manufactured by the Stanley Rule & Level Company over 150 years ago. The best-functioning versions of these heirloom tools served as models for a new classic from Woodpeckers that can also be proudly handed down to future generations. Woodpeckers new Precision Bevel Gauges offer machine-shop accuracy in a design that exploits the best qualities of anodized aluminum and stainless steel. The aluminum body is durable but lightweight, with a chemically fused crimson coating that helps this tool stand out in your toolbox. The blade and all key elements of the locking mechanism are made from stainless steel, which means that you'll never have to worry about rust impeding the locking action or causing an angle setting to slip. And like the best bevel gauges of yesteryear, ours have the locking thumbscrew at the base of the body rather than at the pivot point. If you've ever used a bevel gauge that locks at the pivot point, you know how layout accuracy can suffer because of this locknut location.

Woodpeckers Precision Bevel Gauges come in two sizes, 7” and 12”. The smaller bevel gauge is perfect for laying out joinery and attaining exact fits in typical furniture parts. To transfer angles for larger cabinetry, custom built-ins or other trim carpentry, our 12” gauge can't be beat.

These Bevel Gauges are part of our One-Time Tool program and are made to order. Deadline to order yours is Monday March 5th. Delivery is scheduled for early May 2012.

BEVEL GAUGE NEWS: Machining of the Bevel Gauge parts is taking longer than expected. To get the stainless steel blades to look as good as we want them, we're taking lots of extra time on each one. They were supposed to be done by the end of April but that didn't happen. At the pace we're going, I expect we'll start shipping a few near the end of May and most won't go out until the beginning of June. Sorry.

 

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