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Keshiki - Japanese Precision Marking Gauges

Japanese precision marking gauges are furnished with a knife instead of needles and have a relatively wide fence. The benefit of the small knives is that you obtain a clean mark even against the grain. Knives cut the fibres, needles will only tear them. You pull the gauge, much like other Japanese woodworking tools. The manufacturer MATSUI from Sanjo, Japan, has cleverly merged the traditional form of the Keshiki with modern measuring technology.

MATSUI Precision Mortising Gauge 100 mm

This mortising gauge with two scribing rods made of steel and a fence made of Japanese white oak with a sandalwood inlay across the marking area leaves nothing to be desired. The scribing rods are locked in position with a knurled brass screw.
Nominal width 100 mm according to the manufacturer
Marking area up to 90 mm
Size of fence 93 x 58 x 25 mm
Cross section of beams 11 x 3.5 mm

Code 323600CartPrice € 139.00

MATSUI Precision Mortising Gauge 150 mm

Design as above, but with longer scribing rods
Nominal width 150 mm according to the manufacturer
Marking area up to 150 mm
Size of fence 110 x 58 x 25 mm
Cross section of beams 11 x 3.5 mm

Currently not in stock!
Code 323601Cart Price € 159.00
MATSUI Precision Vernier Gauge 100 mm

This marking gauge sees vernier technology and the wooden fence of a traditional Keshiki form an unusual alliance. The vernier’s accuracy of 1/20 mm is probably over the top for working with wood, but may nonetheless prove nice to have. The fence is made of Japanese white oak with a sandalwood inlay across the marking area.
Nominal width 100 mm according to the manufacturer
Measuring range 100 mm
Total length of beam 141 mm
Size of fence 110 x 45 x 25 mm
Cross section of beam 11 x 3.5 mm

Code 323605CartPrice € 159.00
MATSUI Precision Vernier Gauge 150 mm

Design as above, but with a longer scribing beam
Nominal width 150 mm according to the manufacturer
Measuring range 150 mm
Total length of beam 195 mm
Size of fence 110 x 45 x 25 mm
Cross section of beam 11 x 3.5 mm

Code 323606CartPrice € 179.00
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