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The Dem Bart checkering tool is engineered to satisfy the most exacting demands of precision craftsmen. You have only to use it for a few minutes to convince yourself that we really have made it possible to do a professional job of checkering more easily and much faster. Just push it along and feel the clean, easy manner in which it cuts. Shallow or deep, straight or around corners, parallel lines or cross-hatching with the grain or against it.....it's all the same with this tool. No "backtracking" to clean up ragged spots. Every cut is a clean one. All cutters are made of steel, hardened to give long service. The wooden handle is well balanced and is comfortable to grip.
Many fine antique muzzle loading rifles were checkered....from the classic Pennsylvania long rifle to the rugged Hawken. Checkered examples still exist. Modern rifles or muzzleloading...checkering is an appropriate way to add beauty and improved grip to your prized firearms.
High relief teeth insure fast, smooth cutting. The teeth will not clog and the definite rake assures good clearing on all hard woods. The cutters, which are easily replaceable, are of steel, machine cut, hardened and treated to give you lasting service. Tolerance held to within one-thousandth of an inch.
Recomended Reading: Checkering & Carving Gunstocks by Monte Kennedy (part No. 700104). Fundamentals of Gunstock Checkering from Dem-Bart (part No. 700477).