Economy Rectangular Gage Block Sets
A customer contacted me this week as he was searching around for the best deal on an economy gage block set. After looking around for a short period of time, I came across the Shop-Blox that is offered by the Fred V. Fowler Company. The Shop-Blox rectangular gage block sets are great quality and are being sold at prices that can not be beat. For gage block sets up to 4” in size, I don’t think you will find a better deal.
The feature that caught my attention is that these gage block sets come with a certificate of calibration to N.I.S.T. and each blocks has a tolerance of 0.00005”. A calibration house would typically charge about $5 per gage block to certify to N.I.S.T. If you consider the price of the 81 piece set, it is almost like you are getting the gage blocks for free.
There is more accurate gage blocks available on the market but as many of you know in our industry, the higher the grade on the gage blocks, the more expensive the sets will be. For anyone looking for a good set of gage blocks to have around that shop that isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg, I think this is the product for you. The Shop-Blox are the perfect set of gage blocks for small shops to be able to quickly check the accuracy of micrometers, calipers, and drop indicators.
The Shop-Blox are offered in two different sizes and are on sale through the end of 2012.