marking gauge

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marking gauge, butt gauge

marking gauge
A carpenter’s tool for scribing a line parallel to an edge; consists of an adjustable faceplate (which is run along the edge) mounted on a rod containing a marking point.
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When I first got this tool, I was impressed with the rock-solid feel of it but was skeptical that the ruler would hold well enough to be used as a marking gauge. That wasn't the case at all.
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Marking gauges with the normal operating range and using graphical, eighth-grade level instructions showing the "recorder" why, what, and how to inspect makes the job of an operator more interesting and truly empower him to impact plant performance.