Grind Gage Chart

Below is a grind gage chart for fineness of grind gages, various applicators and scrapers.

Group of gages most commonly referred to as “Hegman Gages” used for a wide variety of paints and other compounds. Shop online for Hegman Gages

Catalog #Block SizePath Size# PathsScalesRange
251/2 x 2-1/2 x 4-3/4″1/2 x 2″2Hegman
Mils
8-0
0-5
451/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-3/4″1/2 x 4″2Hegman
Mils
8-0
0-5
651/2 x 2-1/2 x 8″1/2 x 6″2Hegman
Mils
8-0
0-5

Group of gages commonly referred to as “Paint Club Gages” most often used for paints, varnishes and lacquers. See ASTM Test Method D-1210, also Federal Test Method No. 141, Method 4411 Rev. CShop online for Paint Club Gages

 

Catalog #Block SizePath Size# PathsScalesRange
52511/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-3/4″1/2 x 5″2Microns
Mils
Hegman
0-25
0-1
8-6
52521/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-3/4″1/2 x 5″2Microns
Mils
Hegman
0-50
0-2
8-4
52541/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-3/4″1/2 x 5″2Microns
Mils
Hegman
0-100
0-4
8-0

These gages have a single, wide path which aids in the discerning of contamination. This is a popular gage where “wet” master samples are not used for comparison. Shop online for Single Wide Gages

Catalog #Block SizePath Size# PathsScalesRange
513/4 x 3-1/2 x 7-1/2″2 x 5″1Hegman
Microns
8-6
0-25
523/4 x 3-1/2 x 7-1/2″2 x 5″1Hegman
Microns
8-4
0-50
543/4 x 3-1/2 x 7-1/2″2 x 5″1Hegman
Microns
8-0
0-100

These gages are commonly referred to as Vinyl Dispersion gages. Shop online for Vinyl Dispersion Gages

Catalog #Block SizePath Size# PathsScalesRange
PD-2503/4 x 3-1/2 x 9-1/2″1 x 6-1/4″2Microns
Microns
0-50
0-250
94841/2 x 2-1/2 x 6-3/4″1/2 x 5″2Microns
Microns
0-50
0-250

Commonly referred to as Peanut Butter Gages for their use in the peanut butter industry. Shop online for Peanut Butter Gages

Catalog #Block SizePath Size# PathsScalesRange
PB-201/2 x 2-1/2 x 9-1/2″1/2 x 8″2Mils0-20
PB-301/2 x 2-1/2 x 9-1/2″1/2 x 8″2Mils0-30
PB-401/2 x 2-1/2 x 9-1/2″1/2 x 8″2Mils0-40

Common uses for these gages are with pharmaceutical applications, hence the name. Shop online for a Pharmaceutical Gage

Catalog #Block SizePath Size# PathsScalesRange
PH-1253/4 x 1-1/2 x 8″1/2 x 6″1Microns0-125

Often used by members of the Chocolate Manufacturers Association (CMA), this gage is named accordingly. Shop online for a Chocolate Gage.

Catalog #Block SizePath Size# PathsScalesRange
CMA-1853/4 x 2-1/2 x 12″1/2 x 10-1/2″2Microns
Microns
0-105
80-185
Catalog NumberThickness, Width, LengthDescription
A-11/4 x 1-1/2 x 3-3/4″Two edges with .015″ radius making line contact. For 1-1/2″ through 3-1/2″ gages.
A-33/8 x 1-1/2 x 4-5/8″Two edges with .015″ radius making line contact. For 4″ and 4-1/2″ gages.
A-43/8 x 1-1/2 x 6-3/4″Two edges with .015″ radius making line contact. For FPBAA-C and some special gages.
IA-11/4 x 3-5/8″ wide with insulated handle for use with heated gages.
B-1Footed or block-type scraper for 2-1/2″ wide gages, one flat edge.
B-2Footed or block-type scraper for 3-1/2″ wide gages, one flat edge.
B-3Footed or block-type scraper for 4-1/2″ wide printing plates, one flat edge.
Warren
Block
Scraper
Footed or block-type scraper for Warren wedge printing plates, one flat edge.
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