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morrissey007

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Hi All, Watching a few US dvds lately and they all seem to have these 6" steel rules that double as depth gauges using a scale on the back of the rule that goes up vertically, but I'm blowed if I can find one - I have searched for ages! Anyone have one/know where to get one? Thanks!
 

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Thanks for replying Paultnl but.... no! I have one of those depth gauges (its a trend) I mean literally just a 6" steel rule, normal markings on one side, and depth markings going vertical (like the markings on the gauges in your pictures)
 

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Chronos and RGD Tools sell depth gauges for metal working which do the job.

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Something like this? I have something similar buth there's no depth markings. The reverse on mine just lists the metric conversions of 1/64" to 1" in 64ths.
 

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Thanks to everyone who has helped and replied, at the end of the day it isn't a matter of life or death (or depth!). Just thought one would be handy in the pocket, so it's back to the rule and separate depth gauge!
 

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Similar Kevin, but the ones I seen on the videos (always american ones) have horizontal on one side and vertical on the other, but the Starrett looks good enough, thank you!
 

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Well most digital calipers also work as a depth gauge. But like a lot of thing it depends on the size of the hole. Personally I swear by this..it is one of the most useful bits of kit in the workshop..use for virtually every measurement.

 

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morrissey007":2ga6fy73 said:
Similar Kevin, but the ones I seen on the videos (always american ones) have horizontal on one side and vertical on the other, but the Starrett looks good enough, thank you!
If you stand a horizontal ruler on end it gives you a vertical scale. :roll:
 

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morrissey007":1rzy3v71 said:
Similar Kevin, but the ones I seen on the videos (always american ones) have horizontal on one side and vertical on the other, but the Starrett looks good enough, thank you!
Can you post a screen grab?

Edit; I just had a wander through (some of) the various 6" rules on the American Amazon site, and can see nothing like you describe.

if they do exist, they're not at all common, so I think your video presenter has a "funny".

Screen grab is probably the only way forward.

BugBear
 

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Thank you everyone who posted, I appreciate the help and sorry it took so long to reply, cant belive where the last year just went to!!

I got a Kreg Multimark like paulntl and its cracking, does a lot of jobs, I also got the steel one that RogerS kindly put the photo of, so I'm fixed for rules now!

(but never did find the rule that I originally spoke of though!)
 

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