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Where Purchased: Luthier's Mercantile
This tool is a glorified scratch marking gauge, but it's made rigid and precise and the cutter is made so that it can be finely sharpened and polished which then allows you to make precise clean cuts using it. Of course it can be used for marking, but a more valuable use is to cut precise binding ledges by hand without the risk of power tool damage to a nearly completed rim or neck.
It's a bit pricey so it doesn't get a 10, but I'm totally happy with the way that it works.
Overall Rating: 9
'McCormick String Picnic' 40 min