You've gotta draw the line somewhere!
Yes, you could use a ruler to lay out fussy mortise and tenon joints – but Granddad had a better way. His secret? A marking gauge much like this one. Precision crafted of European beechwood, this traditional tool lays down arrow-straight cutting lines without laborious measuring. Just use the thumb screw to adjust the guide, line up the gauge at the edge of your stock and slide to make your mark. Especially useful for repeating measures where accuracy is essential. Built to the exacting standards of pro cabinet makers in Sheffield, England.