I see what ya meant it straddles it yes but only to locate it left and right the middle section of the slot is what its sitting down on not the rivets. I use mine over Oregon carlton stihl old Windsor umm even some old saber chain chisels and semi once ha get used to it on a certain type of chain ya get a feel for what it likes. Variables being bar length type of wood or even the grunt of the saw.Well, from Pogo's picture it looks like the plate straddles the strap rather than rests on it, ultimately coming to rest on the rivets. It seems that Hannes' progressive guide rested on the strap. There are arguments for either way, but my real question is . . . do the numbers of the chain - gauge and pitch (with variations like LP), allow a reasonably accurate depth gauge "gauge" that could be used with any brand of chain, or are we stuck with brand specific gauges?
I just ordered a set of these from Husky but would be willing to try the Stihl as well. Put me down for 3/8lp, .325, and regular 3/8.
The Husky, Stihl, and Carlton gauges rest on the tie strap, not the rivet, hence the main reason Hannes developed his style gauge which does use the rivet as the pivot point..., to theoretically achieve a more constant angle throughout the life of the cutter (as extensively discussed in his thread).Well, from Pogo's picture it looks like the plate straddles the strap rather than rests on it, ultimately coming to rest on the rivets. It seems that Hannes' progressive guide rested on the strap.
It does just straddle the tie strap regardless of skip or full comp. Key is how the raker sits in the slot corner. The soft end will obviously straddle the tie strap closer to the raker, but you want that raker up against the rear corner of the tool regardless of where the saddle slot straddles the tie strap.
I was wondering the same thing. I think we just need to find someone over there willing to order and shipI’ve seen lots of orders placed (I want one too) but haven’t seen anyone actually volunteer to source them for us? Did I miss that.
The husky gauge works really well. Shame it’s soft steel. Hard steel alone would make this style a big upgrade: