|Review by Requiem||posted 02-14-2010 02:31 PM||4866 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Well I thought I would start off my review with items that I would use throughout my apprenticeship and being a novice I will review items that I think are good for the average home DIY woodworking. Items that anyone can afford not tools that we can only dream about or keep on display because they are expensive but we can actually use.
I pick the Incra Gauge as for my item to review, the reason for this is that this one tool I would use on all my projects and for me it has been a valuable tool in my workshop.
It is very accurate piece of marking tool, as it works on the same principle as Lead Screw Fence System that incra has. It has incremental teeth every 1/32” on both side and when the holding screw it tightened it holds it in that position accurately and tightly.
When you unscrew the holding nut it is free to move and can be ready to setup the next measurement. You can setup a measurement quick and easy and say later you want that exact measurement again it can be repeated quite easy in a matter of seconds.
No need to use a ruler or tape measure you simply for example adjust your height on your router bit using the Incra Gauge.
You can also slide the Incra Gauge along your timber to mark a long piece of timber accurately without using a long ruler or T square.
You can quite quickly mark the centre of the timber up to 2” thick in matter of seconds also.
It can be used for the following;
- depth of cut gauge to set cut depth on table saws.
- tool for aligning fences on table saws, router tables, band saws and on the drill press.
- used to accurately mark the center of the edge of any board up to 2” thick.
It is made out of plastic but it is quite good. It is a bit pricey at around AUD $30 but I still think it is a great buy for the price and its use.