|Forum topic by SC_Galoot||posted 12-31-2007 09:39 PM||2780 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-31-2007 09:39 PM
I received a Woodcraft gift cert. for Christmas and wanted to buy a rosewood cutting gauge. I went to the Woodcraft website and saw that they offered a rosewood double pin marking gauge and a cutting gauge. The photo clearly shows the “Crown” company’s logo on the marking gauge. I therefore assumed that the cutting gauge shown next to it was also from Crown. Imagin my surprise and disappointment when I open the delivered package and find a product made in China instead of Sheffield, England as I had expected.
I called the Woodcraft store to see what they could do for me and the very polite and helpful guy on the phone said he actually prefers the Lu-Ban cutting gauge over the Crown cutting gauge. He said the brass inlay is a bit better and the adjustment knob is tighter.
So my question for the group is, have you ever used a Lu-Ban cutting gauge and how does it feel? For that matter, have you even heard of the Chinese woodworking company called Lu-Ban?
I don’t know whether to open the package and inspect the guage or send it back for a refund…