The LOTEK™ CASE-MAKING GAUGE is suitable for library binding as well as edition binding work. Thumbscrews adjust the friction between the carriages and the guide rails and prevent the inlay guide blades from moving freely when the gauge is lowered. It can also lock the carriage for running several copies of the same size. Tapped holes are provided for adding “shims” for adjustment of the gap between the spine-inlay and the boards.
The LOTEK™ CASE-MAKING GAUGE is constructed of stainless steel and aluminum so that it can be easily washed and cleaned. All parts that contact the work are made of Teflon or Teflon treated aluminum. The entire mechanism can be removed for washing by loosening the two thumbscrews at the pivot points and rotating the clips over the pivots. The unit can be lifted off the pivots and taken away for cleaning.