Hamilton Marking Gauge 6’’ or 4’’

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Forum topic by rustynails posted 635 days ago 988 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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For those that have this gauge or have seen them or used them which one is better or the best one to get and why? The only difference I can see is it size as the 4’’ marks up to
3” & the 6’’marks up to 4 5/8”. The price is not a factor as its only $5.00 difference. So why would you buy a 4’’ instead of the 6’’ for $5.00 more?

Thanks Richard

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#1 posted 634 days ago

Could it be an issue of scale of work? Would you want the larger one if you were doing miniatures? Also I wonder if the size of the operating hand is a factor.

All that said, If one is good, two is better!



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#2 posted 626 days ago

The 2 different sizes are really just for the size of your hand. Small to medium sized hands will find the smaller gauge more comfortable. For people with larger hands the 6” gauge will fit the hand of the user better.I hope this helps

Jeff Hamilton

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