Now available as either a two-piece set or the large gauge + 5 setup blocks
Bit and Fence Setup
If you work in common fractional measurements, here's a non-battery choice for your router table setups. This iGaging 2-piece Multi/Mini Gauge Set with laser engraved scales are designed for vertical or horizontal measurements such as measuring a router bit's height or its distance to the fence.
For reference, we've nicknamed the gauges "Bigfoot" and "Littlefoot"; with Bigfoot measuring up to 2" and Littlefoot up to 1" in either bit height or distance from the fence. A thumbscrew locks a center sliding scale at any fractional measurement on the scale. Then the bit is raised to meet the scale or, with the scale laying flat and against the bit, the fence moved to meet the gauge's feet.
Alternatively, there are six offsets, in 1/16" increments, ranging from 3/16" to 1/2" in the feet of each gauge that are used like setup blocks to set the fence to bit distance for straight bits.
On the Bigfoot scale, there are indents in the ends of the sliding scale that, when placed against the bit shank, will measure to the centerline of bits with 1/4" and 1/2" shanks.
Littlefoot Gauge: 0-1" / 1/16" Scale
Bigfoot Gauge: 0-2" / 1/16" and 1/32" Scales
with centerline offsets for 1/4" and 1/2" shanks
Custom foam lined case
James Hamilton review:
Optional 6 Piece Set
Also available is a six-piece set that includes the bigfoot gauge plus five setup blocks.
Included setup blocks:
1/8 x 1/2 x 3"
3/16 x 1/2 x 3"
1/4 x 1/2 x 3"
3/8 x 1/2 x 3"
1/2 x 3/4 x 3"