Meaning of depth gauge in English:

depth gauge


  • A device fitted to a drill bit to ensure that the hole drilled does not exceed the required depth.

    ‘Adequate down pressure, along with a sturdy depth gauge mechanism and press wheels, are necessities for proper seed placement.’
    • ‘Use a depth gauge - some types attach to the drill and others to the bit - or simply wrap a piece of masking tape around the bit as a depth-gauge.’
    • ‘The cutting tool for machining valve seats comprises a driving system, a machining head, a pilot, a depth gauge, and a system controller.’
    • ‘To make a simple depth gauge, put tape around the drill bit at the proper length.’
    • ‘Next, with a small, flat file made for the job, remove any part of the depth gauge that extends above the slot in the guide.’