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.
The marking gauge was heavier then I thought it would be, and that’s a good thing! It feels great in your hand, and performs as expected. A pleasure to use -
I struggled to choose between the Rob Cosman marking gauge and the Tite-mark. I ended up going with the gauge from Mr. Rob Cosman because I liked the features, and he provides a ton of quality information for people. I’m glad I did! Very high quality and worth every penny. Very Respectfully, Richard
Good quality and easy to use!
A pleasure to use. Lines are cut very crisp and clean.
Worked as demonstrated by Rob.