Rob Cosman's Marking Gauge
The second most important tool in cutting dovetails is your marking gauge. The gauge line becomes part of the finished joint. Here is why I think my marking gauge will help you cut better dovetails:
The blade comes to you sharpened; designed to sever the wood fibers not crush them, leaving a crisp gauge line.
The blade is fixed in use but can be rotated to a sharper area when it gets dull. You can do this several times before having to resharpen.
Has a flat section on the brass head preventing the gauge from rolling off of your bench.
The face of the head is dead flat, making for precise work.
Has a large knurled locking knob that is easy to tighten.
Comes standard with the 1/2" diameter cutter head.
Extra cutter heads available in 3/8", 7/16", and 5/8" diameters.
Click HERE to go to the marking gauge cutter head product page.
The handle is crafted form the same Ebony Swanstone composite material as our saw handles.
Other species of wood handled marking gauges are occasionally available in limited manufacturing runs. You can see these limited edition marking gauges by clicking HERE.
Truly can see and feel the quality.
Heavier than most but that just adds to the well-made, substantial feel. The rod moves sooooo smoothly it’s incredible. Large knurled knob makes it easy to tighten or loosen. The large face assures good contact with the reference edge and the flattened side keeps it from rolling off my bench. I’ve also got a Veritas and Wood River gauge but this is by far the best.
Excellent both functionally and in terms of aesthetics and made to the usual very high standards. ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’. I won’t be around to test that statement but this marking gauge may very well be.
Received this last week, absolutely love it. I have purchased a lot of Rob Cosman tools, the quality and precision put in to his tolls is unmatched anywhere. The best tools in the business. Highly recommend his tools, also watch his You tube channel and check out his website, he shows you how to use the tools that he sells. They also run a program that helps veterans, The Purple Heart Project, it awesome what Rob and his family do for Woodworking, Veterans and i am sure his community. Great Company !!!!!
The marking gauge performs really well.It cuts clean crisp lines. The big locking screw easy to tighten the shaft. Highly recommend the gauge