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Joseph Marples Adjustable Pin Marking / Mortise Gauge Solid Walnut Head with Brass Wear Strips with Pull-Slide Pin Adjustment

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Original price $39.99
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Joseph Marples is one of the best-known Sheffield based tool makers and has been manufacturing joiners tools, such as bevel gauges, marking/cutting gauges and squares since the 1840s. The business has remained in the family to this day and continues to be based in Sheffield, England and managed by Tony a 6th generation Marples. Although modern technology is now utilized for many operations, many of the traditions of manufacturing fine hand tools have remained the same using selected materials and hand finishing. The same threads used in their marking gauges today were those used over 100 years ago.

This Marking Gauge combines two functions; one side is for laying out mortises by means of two pins, with one fixed pin and one adjustable pin via a brass pull-slide

Cutters: hardened steel pins

Size of head: 2-3/16” wide x 2-1/2” tall x 1-1/8” thick

Size of beam: crowned beam, 11/16” x 11/16”, unfinished 

Marking capacity: 6-1/8”

Wood: plantation grown English Walnut 

Head: square head with solid brass wear plates, unfinished

Locking mechanism: solid brass knurled thumb screw

Pin adjustment mechanism: brass pull-slide


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