Rabbets are most commonly created with a table saw or router. Most often they’re cut with router bits that have bearing guides for setting one dimension. Straight bits or saw blades on the other hand have the advantage of allowing you to create any size rabbet you might need.
In either case at least one of the dimensions are reached with a series of trial and error cuts. A better way is to accurately mark off where the finish cuts should be. That’s where the Rabbet Gauges come in.
With these tools it’s very easy to scribe a line on both faces so you have a target to shoot for. In fact if you use a scribing knife you can reduce chipping along the edge. A pencil mark is also a very nice marking option. The trick when using these gauges is to stop your cut just short of the pencil mark. Keep in mind that the steps in the gauges are exactly the finished dimension so the cut should be just at but not into the pencil line.
Three different sizes are available:
- TRG-1614 (1/16″, 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″)
- TRG-51612 (5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″)
- TRG-91624 (9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″)
No matter if you are scribing or drawing the line, the Woodpeckers Rabbet Gauge makes rabbeting much easier. By providing an accurate, consistent and easy to maneuver gauge for one of woodworkings most common operations, you’re sure to get plenty of use from these fine American made tools.
Each gauge is precision machined from a solid block of aluminum then anodized for durability and engraved with rabbet dimensions.
Please keep in mind that these are One-Time Tools and can only be ordered up until 11:59pm Monday April 11th 2011.
NOTE: Tools are made to order and ship the week of May 23, 2011.
Introducing Woodpeckers precision machined aluminum Combination Saddle T-Square. A handy NEW tool that makes accurate marking easier than ever.
By combining the benefits of a saddle square with the precision of a T-Square you have the best of both worlds. The saddle squares features makes it possible to draw razor accurate lines on both the face and edge of your work piece without having to move a thing. Imagine how much simpler it will be to cut a board to length when you can see the line from two sides.
Now imagine being able to instantly place your pencil an exact distance from a board’s edge and draw a perfectly straight line while maintaining that exact distance. That’s made possible by a series of perfectly machined, 1 mm diameter holes spaced 1/32″ apart (1 mm spacing for the metric version). Say hello to super accurate layouts and better joinery!
These new Saddle T-Squares are 2.9″ wide with a 3/4″ long saddle. They are available in two styles, imperial or combination imperial and metric. Either style is available in a 4″ (100mm) or 6″ (150mm) length. Made in USA!
Your chance to order one of these unique tools ends midnight March 21.
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This “One-Time Tool” is part of our one-time production run program. So get yours now because when they’re gone, they’re gone!
NOTE: Tools are made to order and ship the week of April 18.