This superb solid brass twin stem gauge from Quangsheng has a couple of very useful features.
The bridle at the back is designed to hold the setting of the cutters relative to each other while the fence is adjusted independently, or vice versa if you want to adjust one rod but leave everything else set.
With both cutters set to the same line and the bridle locked, you can use it as a standard marking gauge but with the option for which side you would like the bevel on.
Thanks to the clever shape of the casting, the bridle can also be used ahead of the fence to stabilize the bars for cutting marks further in from the edge. In the horizontal position the cutters won't engage - rotate into the vertical position and the thinner wall of the saddle casting lowers the cutter into the work. A very controlled way to lay difficult marks.
For a tool that is produced in volume, the cleverness of design, ease of use and overall finish on this gauge is remarkable.
Please note that we are unable to ship Quangsheng products to North America due to retail exclusivity restrictions.
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I bought one of these a few years back from here and it is a perfect tool. Used it loads of times with perfect results. Go gentle first stroke when working along the grain bit at a time move forward and pull back over what you have already marked then again and again until you have the whole make done. Once you have your mark the full length you can the go over it with more pressure to cut your mark deeper. Across the grain two or the stokes job done. Added bonus metric and imperial scales as standard. The only issue I have here in 2020 is that it is made in China.
Quality marking gauge, easy to use giving a nice crisp line for your chisel or saw to fall into. As usual first class service from these guys.