Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best feeler gauge tools that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.
As you probably know these gauges are just a number of small lengths of steel of different thicknesses with measurements marked on each piece. They are flexible enough that, even if they are all on the same hinge, several can be stacked together and folded away neatly as a small tool.
It is common to have two sets for imperial units ( thousandths of an inch ) and metric ( hundredths of a millimetre ) measurements. The two are very similar but its best to have both in case your settings come in inches instead of mm, or vice versa. These are really cheap so 2 types is better than one.
Many come with dual markings or have a set of both types included.
Just below you will see our top 5 list of feeler gauges. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Spurtar 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Measurement Tool
Best Feeler Gauge by Buyer Rating
The top 5 best gauges are as follows:
Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.
No 1 - Spurtar 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Summary Review
96% buyer satisfaction rating
Measuring Range- 0.001inch to 0.4inch (0.03mm to 1mm)
User Friendly- The edge of feeler gauge is specially treated, smooth and doesn’t hurt your hand
The surface of the steel is polished. It’s full of bright metal texture
Foldable- Feeler gauges fold into a plated steel case with a thumbscrew, easy to carry, convenient to take and safe to store
Product is coated with industrial Vaseline. With this protection, the feeler gauge folds open easily and doesn't rust
No 2 - 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Summary Review
92% customer satisfaction with 75% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
Feeler gauge set: made of 65 manganese steel, each measuring feeler gauge has 32 blades thickness; Foldable feeler gauges, easy and convenient to take and store
Easy identification: dual marked metric and imperial, 0.0015 inch/ 0.04 mm to 0.035 inch/ 0.88 mm, the numbers of size are etched into feeler gauge for easy identification
Metric sizes (mm): 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.13, 0.15, 0.18, 0.20, 0.23, 0.25, 0.25, 0.28, 0.30, 0.33, 0.35, 0.38, 0.40, 0.43, 0.45, 0.48, 0.50, 0.53, 0.55, 0.58, 0.60, 0.63, 0.65, 0.70, 0.75, 0.80, 0.88
Inch sizes: 0.0015, 0.002, 0.0025, 0.003, 0.004, 0.005, 0.006, 0.007, 0.008, 0.009, 0.010, 0.010, 0.011, 0.012, 0.013, 0.014, 0.015, 0.016, 0.017, 0.018, 0.019, 0.020, 0.021, 0.022, 0.023, 0.024, 0.025, 0.026, 0.028, 0.030, 0.032, 0.035
Comes with some anti-rust oil on the stainless steel feeler gauge to prevent it from rusting
No 3 - Rovtop Feeler Gauge Set 32 Blades Stainless Steel Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Feeler Summary Review
90% Customer Satisfaction
Made of stainless steel, each gauge has 32 blade thickness.
Each feeler has laser-etched dimensions, and has metric and inch double marks for easy identification. Metric from 0.04mm to 0.88mm, inches from 0.0015 to 0.035.
It is normal to have oil on the stainless steel feeler, which can prevent rust and provide better use.
No 4 - Filler Gauge, Feeler Gauge Set, 32 Blades Stainless Steel Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Summary Review
88% buyer satisfaction rating
Made of stainless steel, each measuring feeler gauge has 32 blades thickness
Dual marked metric and imperial, 0.0015 inch/ 0.04 mm to 0.035 inch/ 0.88 mm, the numbers of size are etched into feeler gauge for easy identification.
Metric sizes (mm): 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.13, 0.15, 0.18, 0.20, 0.23, 0.25, 0.25, 0.28, 0.30, 0.33, 0.35, 0.38, 0.40, 0.43, 0.45, 0.48, 0.50, 0.53, 0.55, 0.58, 0.60, 0.63, 0.65, 0.70, 0.75, 0.80, 0.88.
Inch sizes: 0.0015, 0.002, 0.0025, 0.003, 0.004, 0.005, 0.006, 0.007, 0.008, 0.009, 0.010, 0.010, 0.011, 0.012, 0.013, 0.014, 0.015, 0.016, 0.017, 0.018, 0.019, 0.020, 0.021, 0.022, 0.023, 0.024, 0.025, 0.026, 0.028, 0.030, 0.032, 0.035.
No 5 - US PRO Professional 32 Leaf Metric and Imperial Feeler Gauge B5867 Summary Review
88% buyer satisfaction rating
32 leaf Blades
Imperial: 0.0015" to 0.035"
Metric: 0.04mm to 0.88mm
Blade length: 89mm
Overall length: 95mm
Feeler Gauge Buying Tips
Once again we are seriously tempted to tell you to buy the cheapest type of feeler gauge you can possibly find.
However there are some differences in quality and really the range of price is so small that you might as well buy something decent that will last. This type of tool tends to lie in the bottom of a tool box, but when you need it, it has to work and not be rusted away and useless.
Also the lighter ones have a habit of not being strong enough, they kink if you try to get them into too tight a spot and really this wrecks the whole set for you.
Our number one ranked Spurtar model has sold thousands, has a 96% satisfaction rate and is under £10. Its very hard to go past those figures.
Video Guide to Using a Feeler Gauge
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