OneTIME Tool - Stainless Steel Step Gauge - Retired September 4, 2023
Woodpeckers Step Gauges streamline the process of setting tooling positions in your workshop. Step Gauge RTS sets the height of router bits and saw blades. Step Gauge DP measures the distance between a drill bit and the drill press table. In both cases you're not trying to eyeball the alignment of the tool to a tiny line on a scale. Instead, you're making contact between the tool edge and a precisely machine physical "step"...no parallax error, no getting the wrong line…it touches or it doesn't. To make it even easier, we make two separate gauges for each style, one reads every 16th of an inch and the other reads in 32nds. What's more, the gauges stand on their own, so you have both hands free to make adjustments.
Measure to a Physical Reference…Not a Tiny Line.
Using Step Gauge RTS couldn't be simpler. Just drop the gauge with the graduations you need onto its leg set, position the dimension you want over the router bit or saw blade and adjust to contact. Here's a hint. Go just a little too high, raising the foot of the gauge off the table, then sneak back down until the foot kisses the table…now you're spot-on.
Step Gauge DP is just as easy…maybe easier because it only needs one leg. Just position the scale so your desired dimension is under the bit, drop the quill until the bit contacts the gauge and lock your depth stop. Now every hole you drill will stop at the same spot.
The Step Gauges are laser cut from 3/32" thick stainless steel. You never have to worry about humidity attacking your tool. We use a proprietary multi-step finishing process to create a smooth non-glare satin finish that contrasts perfectly with the laser-engraved graduations. Both sides are engraved so you don't have to worry about which side you're setting up on.
Like all our OneTIME Tools, the Step Gauges are only made to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio, facility (just south of Cleveland). We will only build enough tools to fill the orders placed before Monday, September 4, 2023. Once orders are filled, the tool will be retired from our product line.
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