Les Outils Cullen Tools
The Les Outils Cullen Tools are another of the boutique tool manfucturers that have come on the tool scene in the last ten years. It is the small makers like Cullen and Blue Spruce, for example, who are leading the industry for quality and innovation. Les Outils Cullen Tools are all made in Quebec Canada in a small shop where the ownder makes sure that every tool made is of the highest quality. There are some more expensive gauges on the market, but I am not aware of any better gauges. In form, the Cullen gauges take their design cues from traditional gauges, but with Cullen Tools own distinctive innovations. Rarely will we make such a sweeping claim, but in this case we feel that it is justified to say that these are the best marking, mortising, and slitting gauges made today. There are certainly more expensive gauges available, but none of them offer the same combination of quality and practical, elegant design.
Les Outils Cullen Tools use a specially made large diameter thumbscrew which will not ident the shaft of the gauge like typcial marking gauge thumbscrew.
Update January 27, 2017: The new and improved line of Cullen Gauges are finally in stock!