Products: Measuring & Marking

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Caliper - Digital
Features metric, fractional inches, decimal inches, with a nice case.


Caliper - Fractional Dial
Highly rated analog caliper. Nice case.


Center Finder (Robert Larson)
Cheap and extremely useful.


Center Hole Punch
I like this adjustable center punch, but since you adjust it by turning the red handle, the handle has a tendency to come unscrewed. So I used some Loctite on one punch for normal use, and bought a second punch for when I need to adjust it.


Dial Indicator Gauge - Analog
This isn't the one I use, but it's a good price and has decent reviews.


Dial Indicator Gauge - Analog - & Magnetic Base
This is actually a pretty good deal.


Dial Indicator Gauge - Digital
This isn’t the one I use, but this looks like it’s a better gauge, and it’s a good price.


Framing Square - 12 1/2" x 8" (Johnson)
Johnson makes great measuring tools.


Framing Square - 24" x 16" (Johnson)
Johnson makes great measuring tools.


Height Gauge (Digital) (Wixey)
Nice gauge for setting the height of a blade or bit.


Incra 12" Precision Marking T-Rule
I use this 12" version, but you can also get the 6" version from this link. You’ll need a pencil with a fine point.


Incra 6" Precision Marking T-Rule
I love this tool! I have the 12" version, but this is problably fine for most cases. You’ll need a pencil with a fine point.



Magnetic Angle Gauge (Wixey)
Works great. Hard to beat.


Magnetic Base for Dial Indicators
Always use a coupon at Harbor Freight. The 20% off one, or if you’re lucky, a 25% off one.


Magnetic Switch
A nice, dependable, fairly strong magnetic switch. Turn the knob to engage or disengage the magnet.





Precision Steel Squares (Kaufhof)
I love these. Nice box, too.




Speed Squares -7" & 12" (Swanson)
Swanson invented the speed square, and they're still the best.