Whether you’re marking dovetails, taking off an angle from an antique, or transferring an obscure angle from a plan, you want a bevel gauge that adjusts easily, locks firmly and won’t move again until you want it to. The Blue Spruce Sliding Bevel Gauges feature a unique locking mechanism that delivers precisely adjustable drag, unobtrusive locking from the end of the tool and a blade perfectly centered in the body. That’s a combination of features you will find in very few bevel gauges in the world, and none that match ours for beauty, attention to detail or customizing options.
While the look of your Sliding Bevel Gauge is a matter of choice and personal taste, the performance is a matter of design. The first time you feel a change in drag on the blade from the smallest adjustment of the knob, you’ll feel you made the right choice. A moment later when you tighten the knob just a little further and the blade is locked solidly, there will be no question in your mind.
Your choices start with the size. The 4-inch is perfect for dovetail work in drawers and other small casework. The 7-inch tackles larger projects. The precision-milled aluminum bodies come in your choice of 7 anodized or ceramic-coating colors. And, finally you have your choice of Figured Maple, Cocobolo or African Blackwood infills.
If you’re through with bevel gauges that slip and slide at the worst possible times, let us build your Blue Spruce Sliding Bevel Gauge, exactly the way you want it, with the same care and attention to detail we’ve put into every tool we’ve built since 2005.
Please note that due to current CITES regulations, we are unable to ship African Blackwood or Cocobolo outside of the USA. Please do not order these options if your final shipping destination is not in the USA. Thank you for your understanding.