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Rockler Precision Brass Setup Bars-Master Set

These brass height gauges give you a foolproof way to set your depth of cut, fence-to-cutter distance and much more—includes 11 sizes from 1/8'' to 3/4'' in 1/16'' increments!
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Trying to set your bit height or blade height with a tape measure can be an exercise in frustration. The graduations on the first six inches of your tape are often worn out, the first 1/4'' is obscured by the hook, and the wobbling of the hook can affect your accuracy. Therein lies the beauty of our Deluxe Brass Setup Bars. With an expanded range of eleven dedicated sizes from 1/8'' to 3/4'' in 1/16'' increments, you can save yourself a lot of squinting, and also minimize math errors from needing to stack bars. Of course, the bars can be stacked if needed to achieve sizes larger than 3/4''. No hands are required—simply set the bar on the table surface and raise the bit or blade to match. The dimension of each gauge is laser-etched into the brass and screen-printed onto the included molded case. Use the bars to check dados and rabbets, set up jigs and fixtures and much more! With convenience, accuracy and a large range of sizes, you can rest easy knowing that your setups are spot-on.

  • Solid brass machined to an accuracy of +/- 0.005''
  • Easy-to-read laser etched labels in both fractions and decimals
  • Durable plastic case with molded high-density foam insert for protection
(1) 1/8'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 3/16'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 1/4'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 5/16'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 3/8'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 7/16'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 1/2'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 9/16'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 5/8'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 11/16'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) 3/4'' Brass Setup Bar
(1) Plastic Case with Fitted Foam Liner
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 2.3000
Tech Spec
  • Material: Solid brass
  • Widths Included: 1/8'', 3/16'', 1/4'', 5/16'', 3/8'', 7/16'', 1/2'', 9/16'', 5/8'', 11/16'', 3/4''
  • Length of Bars: about 2-1/2''
Discountable Yes
4.9 / 5.0
71 Reviews
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Love it, would highly recommend to anyone,easy to use very well made and a nice storage case
January 7, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
works well, the flat surfaces allow to use multiple bars to make odd sizes setups. Simplify setups on the router bits and table saw.
October 8, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Brass setup bars
Reasonably priced. And Life could have been much easier had I bought them years ago!
September 28, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Faster Setups
Overall, this is an accurate method of measurement for setting cutter heights and narrow table saw fence widths. The expanded selection of bar dimensions helps reduce the need to stack bars. I do wish that there was an option to purchase a set of longer bars, as several of my setups require bridging of throat plate openings. Yes, I do endorse purchasing this product for those woodworkers who seek a high level of accuracy!
September 5, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love the product, they come in a nice sturdy case and are marked for easy use.
August 23, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great setup
Great quality and marked I love them
August 19, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Super nice set of set up bars
Very well made and accurate, i mostly use them to setup my router and table saw but they are a huge timesaver when milling to set thickness as well
August 19, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Brass Setup Bars
They come in a hard plastic case, bars are individually labeled, and mounted in a foam material. They are precise and work great for setups.
July 30, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
a real time saver
I bought this on a whim because I had a lot of router work coming. It really does make setting the bit height easy, not only on the router table but also for the table saw. I've tried them for setting the fence depth from the router bit edge, and that hasn't worked so well.

They are soft and easy to scratch
July 5, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Faster set ups
Faster set ups on all tables
June 22, 2019
over 4 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Investment, I think brass is on the rise.
Chad Jones on Feb 22, 2020
Great reviews
Randy B on Dec 9, 2019
Investment, I think brass is on the rise.
Chad Jones on Feb 22, 2020
Need this for my router table. I have been looking at it for a while and making do, but it's time to get serious and buy the correct tool.
Frank B on Jan 10, 2020
Great reviews
Randy B on Dec 9, 2019
gift for my awesome dad
Daniel N on Dec 7, 2019
They work very well. A six inch set would be nice for setting up a mortise.
DOUG T on Dec 4, 2019
I always get quality products from Rocklers
Bruce H on Nov 23, 2019
To be used when my eyes are a bit tired and to reduce incorrectly measured project parts.
JERRY L. B on Oct 30, 2019
to improve accuracy during setup
Gary H on Sep 17, 2019
Accuracy. Simple and fast.
Charles H on Jul 29, 2019
Precision, as a profectionist it reduced my frustration level.
Neil R on Jul 13, 2019
accurate depths for table saw and router work
Waylon C on Jun 14, 2019
I have trouble seeing well since getting bifocal glasses. These will be helpful and lower my frustration level.
Dave R on May 7, 2019
Need something accurate for all machines setups.
Howard H on Apr 24, 2019
Been wanting/needing a set for quite some time and the price is right .
JIM C on Apr 14, 2019
gift for a friend
Danny W on Apr 14, 2019
Much easier than using a rule or tape measure.
Richard F on Apr 10, 2019
a great set up time saver
Ross L on Apr 1, 2019
To help ensure accuracy and consistency when completing woodworking projects.
Paul M on Mar 29, 2019
Exactly what I was looking for.
Charles L on Mar 25, 2019
Needed a good set for future woodworking projects.
Rob on Mar 10, 2019
Need some setup bars and this was a good deal for the amount of bars
Byron M on Mar 5, 2019
To measure with
John N on Feb 23, 2019
easier measuring
Greg M on Feb 9, 2019
Looks like a better way than measuring each time.
DAVID O on Jan 30, 2019
That is the item.
Gordon H on Jan 14, 2019
Advancing to more precise cuts and assembly. These will ensure precise set up of my table saw, router bits, and drill press.
CAcelt on Jan 1, 2019
i am dealing with macular degeneration and have a dificult time reading a scale
JOHN T on Dec 24, 2018
My husband’s Christmas list was very short. Only this.
Donna T on Dec 12, 2018
Thomas G on Dec 11, 2018
Makes a perfect gift!
KELSEY M on Dec 10, 2018
It was a gift
Jennifer N on Dec 7, 2018
I just thought it would be an accurate way to set up routers and tablesaws.
Tom T on Aug 31, 2018
Because even though I'd rather have the four inch competitors aluminum bars they are just plain too costly.
Phil on Jun 12, 2018
recommended at "weekend with wood" event at Wood Magazine
Joanne F on Jun 3, 2018
darryl h on Apr 23, 2018
Gift given what to get
Michael K on Apr 17, 2018
my wooden blocks needed to be upgraded
Paul C. Z on Apr 11, 2018
Birthday Gift
Michelle B on Apr 11, 2018
It looked to be complete and was what I was wanting.
Richard Z on Mar 16, 2018
quick setup
Jeff S on Mar 14, 2018
I have a small set and need more versatility
Kenneth P on Jan 29, 2018
For a project.
Cecil R on Nov 11, 2017
accurate calibration of table saw and router
John W on Nov 7, 2017
Accurate cuts are critical and this looks to provide the accuracy I need
J A on May 13, 2017
the number of different measuring rods
James M on May 3, 2017
Free shipping of something I have been thinking about buying for a long time.
CG R on Apr 27, 2017
eyes not what they used to be, much easier than trying to set up with ruler.
MOB49 on Apr 24, 2017
case and # of bars
Zeno P on Apr 24, 2017
These bars are great time savers for measuring gaps and spaces. I have the older and smaller set with no dimensions marked on the bars and now getting this larger set with the sizes etched right on the bar!! Good job.
Safa T on Apr 23, 2017
to make consistent true cuts and take the guess work out
Steven R on Apr 23, 2017
Need this for my router table. I have been looking at it for a while and making do, but it's time to get serious and buy the correct tool.
Frank B on Jan 10, 2020
gift for my awesome dad
Daniel N on Dec 7, 2019
Are they available in metric sizes?
maximillian on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry we don't carry them in metric sizes
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