New 10" length contour gauge is ideal for measuring moldings for reproduction, duplicating spindles on the lathe, fitting flooring around moldings, copying curves and a variety of other contour matching jobs around the home and shop.
1) Submitted by
Phil Carta, from Anthony, FL
Well built and does what it is designed for. However, the pins only have a 1.25 inch "throw" which is fine for smaller contours but way too short for larger carpentry. It would also be very nice for some sort of locking mechanism on the device to prevent the pins from changing position when transferring measurements.
2) Submitted by
Bill Will, from Hartfield, VA
There are two major problems with this tool. 1. The pins do not have much depth of movement, making it of little value when the contours being copied are larger than the travel distance of the pins, and 2. There needs to be a locking device to secoure the pins after conforming to the contour being transfered to the working stock. I found both of these shortcomings annoying.
3) Submitted by
Don, from Marienthal, KS
It is okay, 3 issues. 1. The pins do not have much depth, 2. no locking device to hold the contour in place, 3. the angled/blocky edges do not provide much close detail capability.
4) Submitted by
Raymond Boles, from Clearwater, FL
It is not fine enough to do fine woodturning on spindle work.
5) Submitted by
Dan, from Lolo, MT
I have to agree with the other reviews in that it does need some sort of locking device to hold the pins in place. Works pretty well for my application which was finding the contour on the siding of my older rv. You have to be careful when tracing the outline so the pins dont move out of whack. All in all, very nice unit, very fast service.
6) Submitted by
Barry King, from Fletcher, NC
It does the job. Excellent service from Rockler.