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Old 12-26-2006, 11:34 PM
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Default Metal thickness gauge???

Im looking for a gauge(tool) that i can use to quickly and easily tell the gauge thikness of metal. I have access to a lot of scrap sheet metal of all different sizes as well as thicker plate as well. Is there some sort of tool i can buy to do this?
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:56 PM
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Most steel companies give these away, I have carried on in my coin purse for 30 years or more.
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Rockteir, if you want the full monte, you can order one of these here:

http://www.harryepstein.com/gauges.htm

These folks are old-school; you can just call them with a credit card and get right down to business.
I ordered one of the gauges and a few hand tools a year or two ago. Seemed like good folks.

This page has their order information and an 800 number on it.

http://www.harryepstein.com/orderpage.html
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Thanks guys!
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With a society that looks at men carrying purses queerly, it's a good thing we have belt loops, big pants pockets and clip on's for the other attachments.

I'll have a look and see if the smaller, pocket silver dollar sized, wire and sheet gauges are still available.
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With a society that looks at men carrying purses queerly, it's a good thing we have belt loops, big pants pockets and clip on's for the other attachments.

I'll have a look and see if the smaller, pocket silver dollar sized, wire and sheet gauges are still available.
Good point!! Thanks
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Rockteir, if you want the full monte, you can order one of these here:

http://www.harryepstein.com/gauges.htm

These folks are old-school; you can just call them with a credit card and get right down to business.
I ordered one of the gauges and a few hand tools a year or two ago. Seemed like good folks.

This page has their order information and an 800 number on it.

http://www.harryepstein.com/orderpage.html

Just a heads up on this one... Check out their closeout section. Under miscellaneous tools, you can find a similar gauge tool cheaper. I wasted 30 minutes digging around that site and then couldn't find my credit card earlier.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:54 PM
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personally, i use a 0-1" mic. but that doesn't fit in ones pocket very well
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I use a caliper, maybe not as accurate, but it gets me by.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:05 PM
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I use a small brass caliper I picked up at Wholesale Tool awhile ago. Close enough for gov'ment work.
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