USING MARKING GAGES
Press the head (1) firmly against the edge of the work (2)
to be marked. With a wrist motion, tip the gage forward
until the spur touches the work. Push the gage along the
edge to mark the work, keeping the head firmly against
CARE OF GAGES
Exercise care when using thickness gages to mea-
sure clearance of knives and cutters on machines.
Do not lower knife on thickness blade and then try to
remove the gage. The blade may be shaved off if it
is too tight. Never use gages for cleaning slots or
holes. When blades are damaged or worn they
should be replaced. Blades. in a case are removed
by loosening the clamp and sliding out the damaged
blade. Insert new blade and tighten clamp.
Always coat metal parts of all gages with a light film
of oil when not in use to prevent rust. Store gages in
separate containers. Do not pile gages on each
other. Always return blades of leaf-type gages to
case after use. Keep graduations and markings on
all gages clean and legible. Do not drop any gage.
Small scratches or nicks will result in inaccurate