HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
Rose Sheoak Cutting Gauge
Size: The head is 100mm wide and 24mm thick made from wood and brass. It has a brass rub strip to prevent wear and the locking knob is threaded through a brass pin to ensure it won't wear out. The arm length allows you to scribe a line 0 - 185mm from the edge.
Average weight: 450 gram
Cutter: One HSS knife specially sharpened so when you push or pull the gauge the shape of the cutter pulls the gauge head toward the face of the wood making it impossible for the cutter to wander in the wood grain. This makes for exceptional accuracy when making out your joints in the most difficult pieces of wood. The cutter can be removed for sharpening or moved for depth adjustment. That being said, it is rare that the cutter will need to be sharpened due to the high quality HSS used.
Purpose: Marking out joints where a parallel line is required. Leaves a superbly cut line which leads to accurate and good looking joints. Unlike many cutting gauges which have a small surface area on the head of the gauge, this tools is very controlable when you are cutting a line when the cutter is extended a long way from the head.