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marcros

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I want to buy a height gauge. The vast majority on Ebay seem to be imperial but there are a few metric or dual ones about.

What should I be looking for? Any particular makes that I should look out for? There is one from CA Gray that looks hopeful, and another by APE (Microball) that looks interesting but there isnt a metric one listed at present.

I can only foresee needing a 300mm/12" version, a 150mm would be fine but I haven't seen any smaller ones.
 

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I've got a nice polish knock off of a mitutoyo vernier style with all the attachments. My favourite however is a Frenco (I think) which has a massive micrometer wheel on top with a little window to read the thousandth measurement. Just a lovely thing. I'll get pics of it tomorrow.
 

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Pretty much any you find will be fine for woodwork. Make sure it has the arm that actually indicates the height (and can be used to scribe the height) - some secondhand ones are missing these and you need to buy replacements. I find them very useful.
 

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Maybe we should have a cool wall for tools.

Although I guess that a load of middle aged and elderly (predominantly) blokes drooling over a lump of old metal automatically makes it uncool!
 

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I like the sound of that. To a bunch of tool nerds it's very cool😂 I have some great candidates!
 
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