Woodpeckers has been rolling out quite a few “one time” tools lately, with the latest being these crisp-looking dovetail marking gauges and saddle squares.
Dovetail Marking Gauges
These markers are available in 3 angle ratios – 1:8 for use on hardwood, 1:6 for softwood, and 1:7 as a compromise. These dovetail angles are established rule of thumb standards, but are not set in stone. They’re priced at $21.99 each, and you have until Monday 1/17/2011 to order. The first batch is due to ship the week of 2/14/2011. If demand is high enough, there might be a second offering.
Woodpecker Saddle Squares
A saddle square is used to extend a mark on a workpiece from one face to a perpendicular face. This helps eliminate errors and inaccuracies when using a square or other narrow tool instead. Woodpckers’ saddle squares are available with either 90° or 45° profiles, and are engraved with high precision inch or metric markings.
The only downside about these saddle squares is the price – $29.99 for the right angle saddle squares, $39.99 for the 45° one. You have until 1/3/2011 order these, and they’re expected to ship out in mid-January. This is the second/last chance to order one.