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Rockler 10'' Contour Gauge

Item #
58992
Rating:
72% of 100
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) 10" Contour Gauge
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • 10" long
  • 1/8" increments and mm increments embossed on gauge body
  • Body is 1-3/4" wide x 10-1/2" long
  • Metal reinforced plastic body
  • 4 magnets on the side for easy storage
Type Gauges
3.6 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Great gauge
This tool is much easier to use and more accurate than most other contour gauges I have used.
April 30, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works as advertised
Worked as advertised
March 18, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
needed for pipes
great works well
January 27, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
It's a great tool in mirroring an object for what I am building
October 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
I previously used a metal Contour Gage which did not work well most of the time, this works great and is much easier to use.
October 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
10" Contour Gauge
This product helps out greatly when it comes to coping the contour of a leg on a chair or table. Saves time.
November 3, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Add one more option to the tool
This tool worked perfectly, the only hitch I had was the pins don’t lock in place after you’ve taken your impression. I would bump it or move the pins and have to take a 2nd impression.
August 6, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
it worked for first use.
June 20, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
A little coarse due to thickness of the plastic strips but works pretty well.
January 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
10 inch contour gauge
Functional and reasonably effective tool. I was able to perform the task I wanted, but not without difficulty. The "pins" are made of plastic, they were long enough, and frequent enough to be none marring, and give adequate detail.

These are the limitations experienced. Oddly, it wasn't long enough. 10 inches is longer than most gauges but not for my job.- The project required mounting and object to lap siding. The object was 12 inches long, a 13 inch contour gauge have simplified things greatly.

Another concern was the inability to lock the "pins" in place once a template is made. While standing on a ladder, and never having enough hands, it would have been nice to engage a simple locking mechanism. Thankfully, the pins don't readily move, but an inadvertent bump or a misstep when rechecking the contour can distort the pin position.

The last bone of contention is the instructions were marginal. It is rather straight forward to use, but you must remember you are creating a contour that is a "negative" of the object or a "positive" that replicates the object's shape.
November 8, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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shelving project coming up-match woodwork
O M on Oct 9, 2019
replacement of one misplaced
Jan E on Jul 1, 2019
shelving project coming up-match woodwork
O M on Oct 9, 2019
Do a lot of historic remodels with custom profiles
Kristofer R on Jul 23, 2019
replacement of one misplaced
Jan E on Jul 1, 2019
It looks like a handy tool and it was larger than others I saw.
Patsy P on Jun 27, 2019
I Need
Lisa M C on Jun 25, 2019
need to make some special cuts
Edward M on Apr 5, 2019
Home improvements, this will be most helpful
Melinda C on Feb 20, 2019
It helps me with my exotic hardwood necklace fabrication
Raymond Y on Nov 12, 2017
THE LENGTH
JERRY S on May 5, 2017
looked useful
Keith B on Feb 20, 2017
Copying turning contours
Ronald S on Apr 14, 2016
I need to install a mantel on a fireplace constructed of native (uneven) rock.
Harvey B on Nov 26, 2015
XMAS GIFT
SANDRA B on Nov 6, 2015
Liked it have one wanted another
S F C on Oct 20, 2015
Do a lot of historic remodels with custom profiles
Kristofer R on Jul 23, 2019
It looks like a handy tool and it was larger than others I saw.
Patsy P on Jun 27, 2019
You left off the only important spec, the depth. Reviews list it as 2+ inches, 1 13/4, 1.25", and "not much." What is it?
dASDADSASD on Jul 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Since that is an important spec. for you, let me give you measurement with my Starrett caliper.
Depth- trial 1) 1.2500 inches, trial 2) 1.2505 inches, trial 3) 1.2490 inches. I hope this answers your question.
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