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Forum topic by copythat posted 10-12-2016 04:54 AM 359 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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copythat

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10-12-2016 04:54 AM

I am looking to purchase the Una-Gauge setup tool and would like to hear from anyone who purchased it ( http://www.betterleytools.com/unagauge/unagauge.html ). Do you find it to be worth the costly investment? I am tired of trying to wing it with feeler gauges and try squares. I would also like something that works throughout my entire shop (e.g., table saw, jointer, drill press, router table, etc.). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

-- Rob


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 10:59 AM

Never heard of it before but it looks pretty slick. I didn’t see a price anywhere but if it’s reasonable, I don’t see how it could not work (assuming the dial indicator is accurate).

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 10-12-2016 11:34 AM

It’s $200 on Amazon. It’s a cool concept, but not worth $200 to me. I have a OneWay multi-gauge and I use it all the time. I like it a lot and have felt that it is a decent value at $100. Having that heavy square to set the fence on a jointer is really nice. I find that my Grizzly jointer fence is out of square pretty regularly, so I end up using the Multi-gauge a lot to dial it back in.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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Logan Windram

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#3 posted 10-12-2016 11:55 AM

PM, I might be willing to sell you/ arrange to test drive mine, I use it occasionally, but most the time sits in my cabinet. I bought a very nice set of calipers, use all day when in the shop…. Those to me are worth every penny.

The uniguage is incredibly well built, easy to use and very easy to change configuration. Honestly, I prefer to use test pieces and creep up on set-ups… But if your an engineer or dial-in junkie, the Uni-Guage is your guy.

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pmayer

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#4 posted 10-12-2016 12:20 PM

Thanks, Logan; I appreciate the offer. The OneWay is adequate for everything that I need in terms of precision setup for now. If I had a better jointer fence I’d probably use it a lot less. I don’t attempt to setup for each cutting or routing operation to a precision of thousandths of an inch. For those things I just use brass bars to get in the ballpark, and test cuts to verify/tweak.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#5 posted 10-12-2016 01:24 PM

The One Way multi gauge looks pretty neat.

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copythat

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#6 posted 10-13-2016 06:28 AM

I too contemplated purchasing the OneWay. I thought it would be useful to set jointer blades, table saw blade height and router bit height. However, it didn’t really aid in calibrating the table saw so I also looked at purchasing the Woodpeckers SG-WP Saw Gauge. I was impressed with both but they were about $180 combined. I kept looking and found the Una-Gauge. It had rave reviews by those who purchased it and it did a whole lot more than the OneWay and Saw Gauge together. Granted, it is $20 more than the two but it has so many additional capabilities. I really like the magnets in the feet and plan to use it frequently at my table saw and router table for blade and bit height adjustments. I ordered it today and it will be the first time that I am able to truly dial in all of my tools, even the drill press! I am stoked.

-- Rob

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unbob

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#7 posted 10-13-2016 03:32 PM

This Starret universal surface gage with the 196 dial indicator I think is one of the most versatile set up tools for over a hundred yrs.

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unbob

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#8 posted 10-13-2016 03:37 PM

This Starret universal surface gage with the 196 dial indicator I think is one of the most versatile set up tools for over a hundred yrs.

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