PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge
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Veritas  40th Anniversary Marking Gauge


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  Re: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Philip1231 (Don't miss out on th...)
I hang out in a Machnists forum for curiosity and interest. After seeing the number of operations required to make a precision hand tool, I am now surprised how seemingly "cheap" some top tier tools may be. Case in point.

Also, I have the single rod version of this marking gauge, and as always, it's made with excellent craftsmanship.
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  Re: RE: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Cian (I hang out in a Mach...)
Yes, the 35th anniversary model is a winner for sure: always on my bench (and shows no propensity to roll off the bench!)

(10-31-2018, 12:53 AM)Cian Wrote: I hang out in a Machnists forum for curiosity and interest.  After seeing the number of operations required to make a precision hand tool, I am now surprised how seemingly "cheap" some top tier tools may be.  Case in point.

Also, I have the single rod version of this marking gauge, and as always, it's made with excellent craftsmanship.
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  Re: RE: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Philip1231 (Yes, the 35th annive...)
(10-31-2018, 08:00 AM)Philip1231 Wrote: Yes, the 35th anniversary model is a winner for sure: always on my bench (and shows no propensity to roll off the bench!)
Thanks for the 'heads up'....got mine today with free shipping!!
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  Re: RE: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Cian (I hang out in a Mach...)
(10-31-2018, 12:53 AM)Cian Wrote: I hang out in a Machnists forum for curiosity and interest.  After seeing the number of operations required to make a precision hand tool, I am now surprised how seemingly "cheap" some top tier tools may be.  Case in point.

Also, I have the single rod version of this marking gauge, and as always, it's made with excellent craftsmanship.

Isn't that the truth!

If I had to make/sell/support them, I'd want a minimum of several hundred bucks, and there would be a special application process to get in line to buy one.
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  Re: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Philip1231 (Don't miss out on th...)
If I had to make a 1/2-20 hex head bolt it would cost you a couple hundred $.  But I'm pretty sure I could match the price of this marking gauge with short production run quantities. I'd have to send it out, of course.
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  Re: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Philip1231 (Don't miss out on th...)
For those that pick one up, let us know how well it stays locked in use. I have their pocket dual marking gauge that is also stainless steel. I have problems with the gauge losing its settings and the head slipping in use. I think it’s more of an issue with the small locking knob rather than the stainless steel rods. Be interesting to see if this one has a similar issue.

I can’t justify a purchase of one since I already have a vintage Goodell-Prat with dual marked shafts and a large octagonal head. I think it was a basis of some of the design choices Lee Valley used in their marking gauge.
John
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  Re: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Philip1231 (Don't miss out on th...)
My dual gauge does not slip. I used to have two of it.

Contact Lee Valley to exchange yours with a good one.

Simon
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  Re: PSA: Veritas 40th Anniversary Marking Gauge by Philip1231 (Don't miss out on th...)
I appreciate the little rubberized washer on the end of one of the SS rods to prevent the yoke that holds the rod setting from sliding off.

I cannot budge the rods once they are set and yet they slide easily if unlocked.
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