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Why is this called a depth gauge?

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Project by DrewT posted 04-09-2014 09:11 PM 3581 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My take on other projects I’ve seen here…the splurge on this jig was for the $4 ruler. I probably over spent. With better planning you can make a much short version. The magnets on the bottom prevent it from tipping.





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gsimon

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 09:15 PM

looks like money well spent!

-- Greg Simon

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hotbyte

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 10:07 PM

Nice! Should it be a height gauge? :)

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#3 posted 04-10-2014 12:22 AM

Great to have a gauge to measure the actual movement of the blade rather than the wheel that says you went so far!!

Good going!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-10-2014 01:49 AM

Great job! They call it a depth gauge because it measures the depth of the cut.

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#5 posted 04-10-2014 01:59 AM

Maybe a width gauge since it’s sideways?

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 04-10-2014 05:22 AM

You beat me to it Rick!
Depth or height depends upon what you are using it to measure; depth of cut or height of blade.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#7 posted 04-10-2014 06:24 AM

Try It! You might get to like it! ;-}

OH! Your Answer? See spudhogg’s answer.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 04-10-2014 12:12 PM

Depth. What a concept. It’s normally vertical. Please figure out how to rotate your photos… You’re smart enough.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#9 posted 04-10-2014 02:36 PM

Damn that’s a good idea! I’ve never thought of that before. I need to make one of those ASAP

-- If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life

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#10 posted 04-10-2014 07:45 PM

That’s as stands is actually a height gauge,used to tell the exact height of something from the base up to the top or distance being measured if not all the way maybe say to a given height line or in this case the height setting of a saw blade .A depth gauge goes internally into something like a bowl or box being cut on a lathe and it tells you how deep you have drilled or cut so as not to go too deep I hope this helps. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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