Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kaavik decent device
I definitely prefer this contour gauge to the plastic QEP brand. However, the gauge feelers bend/flex to the sides sometimes. Also, for larger contours (stair banister support with 10" diameter base), this product just isn't big enough. I ended up using a pencil and string instead.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fizzie Excellent for transferring detail as small as 0.03 inches !
This tool is built solid with all metal construction.Soon as you pick it up you can feel it. Because of the thin blade design, 0.03/ 1/32 inches, its sure to capture fine contours and details. Its very simple to use too. Just place and push the back of it on a flat surface and then push the front firmly against whatever contour or pattern you want to capture. Now you'll have the outline to trace on to your material to cutout. It's that easy.
The blades are 0.03 or 1/32 inches or 0.85 mm. thick and can reach to a depth of 1.8 or 1 13/16 inches or 47 mm. And piece up to 6 inches wide!
August 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mn930ckd Empire6 in. Contour Gauge
product was too stiff to use, did not have a locking mechanism
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woody Used to copy mounding profile
Does the work even on intricate shapes. Requires a little practice before use.Basic design. Price is right.
January 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmgirl95602 Great Invention
I have wanted one of these since I laid the tile squares in my father's house. He laid out a line to keep me on the square and let me lay the tile. I had problems with the door ways because some wouldn't slide under the door frames and had to call him from the work he was doing to help me.
If I had one of these, I wouldn't have had to call him away from his work. It is so easy to slide this up to the area you need to fit and then lay it on the piece to be fitted, mark it and cut it. If you need to mark on bottom side turn both the piece and the contour gauge over then mark.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don Works Like it should
It works good as is But, Home Depot should sell longer ones.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GuitarBuilder Buy this contour gauge - it is reasonably well built, good quality, works well and has a great price.
I use contour gauges for measuring contours of guitar necks and other guitar pieces found in the construction of an acoustic or classical guitar. This contour gauge is a great buy, excellent value and does the job. I would have give it 5 stars but since I use it on/around delicate wood I have to be careful since the gauge cross bars are steel but the ends of the individual cross bars are relatively smooth and are not jagged or burred. Still, I gave their ends a light sanding to make them a bit smoother. Of course if you can, put some tape over the wood and be careful!
January 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by golfman TOOL FELL APART !
I HAD USED IT TWICE, PUT IT IN MY TOOL BOX & IT FELL APART!
January 10, 2015