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Old 12-19-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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Has anybody purchased or checked out the Trim Gauge that is being advertised at the top of this forum?

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Old 12-22-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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Not there now so I don't know what you are talking about. Better to put an actual name or link to the product in question.

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Old 12-22-2007, 01:09 PM   #3
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Sorry about that, it was up there the other day. Must change everday. Here's the link

http://www.trimgauge.com/
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:13 PM   #4
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I use a small 6 inch square for most of the uses at the website. The square is hard to read and wore out. I am thing of buying a set of these. Anybody else?
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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Not quite the same but for the most part I either use a 6" square or Lufkin folding ruler with extension.
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Looks like a goofy tool to me, but maybe we're not supposed to diss the "sponsors". Who puts lines around a jamb to mark where the casing goes? When my eyes can't see the difference between 3/16, 1/4, and 5/16 I'll know it's time to get new glasses.

For most short measurements, I use a cheap 8" tri-square, about $3.50 at my local Menards.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:01 AM   #7
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TNRocks,

This is a pretty handy tool. I think it is a little overpriced for what it is, compared to a nice mini combi-square that you can get for $7.00. Not only can the combi-square do all that stuff, but also mark square and 45 degree cuts.

If I could get one for less than $10 bucks, I would consider it or the three pack for $30.00. Gary Katz uses them and likes them, and I feel he is a good judge of quality.
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I feel the way that most of u that posted feel. A good combination square will fit the bill. I was just curious as to what everbody thought about it.
Disclaimer: I'm no way involved with the company or represent the company in any way. I saw the ad on this site and was curious as to what some of the following DIY'rs thought of it.
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Maybe this tool is different but I've had a plastic level and a plastic square, both are in the trash. IMO measuring and squaring tools shouldn't be made out of plastic.
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Too funny, I have one of those things somewhere. After watching the little vid clip on their site maybe I'll use it for a depth gauge. I think my square like everyone else, covers most of my needs and after many years of trimming if I can't eyeball a good reveal than I'm in big trouble.
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I forgot. As far as making lines, I like them at the top, then I can directly measure for my head jamb casing and pre-cut and assemble all the casings on the workbench. I prefer to directly read and or mark in place than taking the inside amount and adding 3/8. Too much room for error.

I think most DIY's won't have the confidence or the ability to eyeball without a line to guide them.

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I think most DIY's won't have the confidence or the ability to eyeball with out a line to guide them.

True kg, I didn't mean to come off sounding full of myself. I'll leave that to the experts.
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I'm just saying, we are here on the DIY Chatroom.

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