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OneTIME Tool - MTXL Center Gauge - 2014- Retired January 6, 2014


Lay Out Large Mortise and Tenons With Ease.

Monster Mortise and Tenons Up to 1 1/2” Thick. If you build with heavier timbers when making outdoor projects or custom doors for your home, our new MTXL Center Gauge is the perfect layout tool. You'll get dead center layouts every time on material up to 6” thick. It's ideal for interior and exterior doors and smaller scale timber framing projects like sheds, decks, arbors, pergolas and other fancy garden structures.

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Product Image Product Name
MTXL Center Gauge with Case - Deluxe MTXL Center Gauge with Case - Deluxe SKU: MTCG-XL-DEL
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MTXL Center Gauge with Case MTXL Center Gauge with Case SKU: MTCG-XL
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Our New MTXL Center Gauge. The MTXL Center Gauge is based on the proven principals of the parallelogram and takes the guesswork out of precisely marking out your joint. It features two, precision-machined, aircraft-grade aluminum parallel arms that quickly adjust to stock thickness ranging from 1” up to a nominal 6”. With the stainless steel center bar placed dead center on the stock, just mark the bar location and you're done!

Need More Options? By offsetting the adjustable parallel arms using the four holes on each side of center you can layout perfectly spaced double tenons or offset your joints when needed.

Choose Your Mortise and Tenon Thicknesses. Changing the thickness of your mortise and tenon layout is fast and easy. Like the parallel arms, the center bar is held in place by two, specially machined, stainless steel screws with knurled heads. Just take them out and switch to the center bar width you want. Center bars come in 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4” and 1” widths. Optional extra-wide center bars are 1¼” and 1½” widths.

Mark Dead Center Every Time. Each center bar has a precision-machined 1mm tapered hole centered on the bar's width. Use this feature to mark the exact center of stock with either a scribe tool or mechanical pencil. Reliably finding the center of stock is essential in a variety of layout work.

Quality You Can Trust. The first time you hold the MTXL Center Gauge you'll sense the quality of the tool. Its heft and the silky smooth action of the parallel arm movement say quality. The tool comes in a sturdy storage case lined with custom cut foam.

Like all Woodpeckers OneTime Tools, the new MTXL Center Gauge is only made to order in our own shop just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Deadline to order yours is Monday January 6th, 2014 and are expected to ship in late April, 2014. Made in U.S.A.

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Country of Manufacture United States