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Thread: Ring guage and stick - half-size or no?

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    Default Ring guage and stick - half-size or no?

    Time to buy a ring guage and stick. In the panel's expert opinion is it better to buy the more expensive half-sizer versions?

    Thank you for any advice.

    Michael

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    For the UK it is worh having a Wheatsheaf one (aluminium will do), to give you a better chance of comparison with other users.

    Personally, I did not find it difficult to make halfway marks with a saw. They dont have to go all the way round. Dennis.

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    Thank you for your reply (and tip about the halfway saw marks), Dennis. You've saved me a few pounds. Is it worth investing the saved money in a ring guage with half-sizes?

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    I find it easy enough to estimate half sizes so wouldn't worry about it personally.

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    I agree, but make sure it's a Wheat sheaf again, so that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet. Dennis.

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    Thank you for your advice, Dennis and Sarah. I'm trying to avoid buying each item more than once and it seems the cheaper option (without the half-sizes) is the correct one this time.

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    You're welcome.
    If you are making rings for distance customers the plastic ring gauges from Cooksons also work well.

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