There are two 90-degree references within the functionality of the UG-1, one fixed and one utilizing the protractor arm. In use, both utilize the reference hook on the back of the tool or the parallel magnetic reference base.
The 45-degree quadrant is laser etched with 0.5 mm (0.02”) resolution.Combining this adjustability with the reference hook of the body creates an efficient layout tool or set-up tool. It also features quick reference icons for the common angles needed to make polyangular forms.
It is fast and easy to set the protractor arm to either 6:1 or 8:1 dovetail ratios using the icons as a reference.
Use the depth gauge to determine the depth of mortises, dado’s, rabbets, holes, and other assorted recesses.
The height gauge is primarily used as a precise way to set the height of circular saw blades, JMP blades, router bits, and shaper cutters.
The marking gauge on the UG-1 is a quick way to layout lines a specific distance from the hook reference. It works well for tenon layout and other smaller scale applications where parallel lines of a known distance are required.
The UG-1 can be used to quickly find dead center of stock up to 140mm (5.5″) in width. By aligning the two same numbers on the right and left of the stock, the rule will indicate center at the 0 mark.
The marking gauge of the UG-1 features opposing scales, one imperial, one metric.
There are times where a magnetic base is ideal when you need both
hands for other tasks.
The UG-1, both left and right versions, are the ideal JMP accessory.
Precisely controlling blade height, tilt and fence angles has never been easier.
The Universal Gauge (UG-1) is one of the handiest protractors and layout tools we have ever designed and is made for makers who have limited space and those who understand the value of their time.It is perfect for setting or checking angles on table saw blades, jointer fences, band saw blades, drill press tables and much more.
Universal Gauges are available in left and right versions and in Imperial and Metric.
OAL with blade @90 degrees
OAH with blade @90 degrees
Body Height Only
Magnetic Sole Width
Weight (exclusive of packaging)
Depth Gauge Capacity
Depth Gauge Minimum Hole Capacity
Height Gauge Capacity
Marking Gauge Capacity
Center Rule Capacity
Universal Gauge Kit
0.51 kg (1.12 lbs)
0.956 kg (2.11 lbs)
225 x 205 x 53 mm (8-7/8 x 8-1/16 x 2-1/16″)
433 x 205 x 55 mm (17-1/16 x 8-1/16 x 2-3/16″)
Universal Gauge Imperial Left
Universal Gauge Imperial Right
Universal Gauge Metric Left
Universal Gauge Metric Right
Universal Gauge Imperial Kit
Universal Gauge Metric Kit