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Offline ewils91

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Very cool, I hope it works as well for you as they do for me.

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Offline jdw101

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2017, 12:45 PM »
I assume you mean what I have always called a sliding bevel?

In which case, I don't think you can improve on the Veritas Sliding Bevel - it has a cam lever instead of the usual wing nut:
- it is easier to set
- it holds more firmly
- it will lie flat on either face

I just googled it and it seems it is no longer available - this is a shame as it is one of the nicest tools I have, a joy to use. See here http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/Page.aspx?p=73195&cat=1,42936,50298,43508

Cheers

Wow I had no idea, I am going to be much nicer to mine now.  I only have the single large one, I didn't even realize they had offered different sizes.  That is a nice gauge, wonder why they stopped making them.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2017, 04:54 PM »

Wow I had no idea, I am going to be much nicer to mine now.  I only have the single large one, I didn't even realize they had offered different sizes.  That is a nice gauge, wonder why they stopped making them.
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Offline jdw101

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2017, 10:10 PM »
The best bevel gauge is made by Chris Vesper.



https://www.vespertools.com.au/sliding-bevels/blackwood-infilled-sliding-bevels/

They cost a bit more than Woodpeckers. But worth it.

Regards from Perth

Derek

That is a thing of beauty.  Thanks for sharing!

Offline jdw101

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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2017, 10:13 PM »
I went out and looked to buy one or more and swallowed hard.  Those are amazing tools but going to have to save for that one :O  Really wonderful though. 

Offline SS Teach

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2017, 02:14 PM »
It seems Woodpecker's bevel gauge will be available in November. It will be a OTT, available in 7 and 12 inch versions. Also available will be a device to tell you what the angle is in degrees.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2017, 04:41 PM »
It seems Woodpecker's bevel gauge will be available in November. It will be a OTT, available in 7 and 12 inch versions. Also available will be a device to tell you what the angle is in degrees.
Where are you getting that information from?
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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2017, 08:07 PM »
It amazes me how bad the tools are here in the UK compared to what you see as standard in the US. A bevel over here would cost £8-£10 and be useless almost instantly (to a brickie).

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2017, 09:58 PM »
The best to hang on a wall...the Vesper, it’s beautiful, absolutely stunning.

The best to use...the Woodpeckers, just make sure you purchase it with the angle gauge. Accurate to 1/4 degree.

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2018, 11:44 PM »
Hi Ben,
The original king of bevels was Issiah J Robinson of the St Johnsbury Tool Co in VT.  First patented in 1876 I believe.  Lots of info on googles if you care to look. 
My tools are closely modeled on these, with many improvements of my own design over the original, particularly the mechanism. 
I've got no links or deals going with anyone, and never will.  I've been making the current type of my bevels for over 10 years now, so if anyone else comes along and makes something similar at a later date then you know what's going on.  I'm confident nobody will ever match my quality though. 

I'm also amazed that someone paid $130 USD for the japanese bevel from a large retail chain, my hand made cheapest ones are around $160 USD for the smallest one, and about $210 USD for the biggest one.  Plus shipping from Aus mind you.  Could be time for a price rise here for my hand made work perhaps... ;-)


Man, that design looks suspiciously similar to the Woodpeckers one. I wonder if they made a deal with this guy to use his design.

Either way, that makes the Woodpeckers one a better deal! Grab one if you can!
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2018, 01:35 PM »
Perfect time to bump this thread, Woodpeckers brought back their bevel gauge for the holiday countdown! LINK
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Offline Corwin

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2018, 01:26 PM »
Perfect time to bump this thread, Woodpeckers brought back their bevel gauge for the holiday countdown! LINK

@ben_r_   Is there a current offering, or has this expired some time ago?
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Offline Don T

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2018, 01:53 PM »
I prefer a Shinwa bevel gauge.  It's built to last and I've had mine for years.

Here is a link at Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Sliding-T-Bevel-8-Blade/dp/B0037XS27A
That looks just like my old Stanley I use all of the time
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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2018, 02:00 PM »
@ben_r_   Is there a current offering, or has this expired some time ago?

Came out yesterday...sold out yesterday.

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2018, 02:26 PM »
I prefer a Shinwa bevel gauge.  It's built to last and I've had mine for years.
That looks just like my old Stanley I use all of the time

I just got the Shinwa gauge.   Had I known I could buy the original Stanley No. 18 gauge on Ebay I might have done that.  There are many available. 
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2018, 06:31 PM »
Perfect time to bump this thread, Woodpeckers brought back their bevel gauge for the holiday countdown! LINK

@ben_r_   Is there a current offering, or has this expired some time ago?
Yea, just a one day thing, its sold out now though.
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2018, 06:41 PM »
Woodpeckers makes some wonderful stuff.  But IMO they are beginning to sound pressing in their marketing. 

Peter

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2018, 08:22 PM »
I prefer a Shinwa bevel gauge.  It's built to last and I've had mine for years.
That looks just like my old Stanley I use all of the time

I just got the Shinwa gauge.   Had I known I could buy the original Stanley No. 18 gauge on Ebay I might have done that.  There are many available.

I bought a Shinwa bevel gauge to supplement my trusty old Stanley 18 and was disappointed in how soft the Shinwa blade is. It bends very easily.

Go ahead and get the original.

Offline Corwin

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2018, 03:11 AM »
Perfect time to bump this thread, Woodpeckers brought back their bevel gauge for the holiday countdown! LINK

@ben_r_   Is there a current offering, or has this expired some time ago?
Yea, just a one day thing, its sold out now though.

So, I was a day late...  [crying] Certainly would have made that purchase. I'm currently working on a project where I just had three bevel gauges set for different angles. I have four gauges, but I only like one or two of them. Really would like a smaller sized one that was of a nice quality. And wish that WP would keep those bevel gauges as a stock item.
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2018, 10:10 AM »
They also recently had this One Time going for a smaller size pair.

          https://www.woodpeck.com/onetime-tool-boat-builder-s-bevel-gauge.html

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Re: Best bevel gauge?
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2018, 10:51 AM »
They also recently had this One Time going for a smaller size pair.

I like their conventionally set bevel gauges so well that I ordered the latest 5" clutch set style.  [smile]  Let's see how that works out.