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    gage mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude

    Hello everybody!

    Their characteristics: durability and resilience.

    
Gap gages made by OPW can be used to measure up to the collar: gage mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude over the edge of the measuring surface. Either side is fitted with hard-metal measuring surfaces. The travel (adjustment range) is 50 mm, and the device comes with an additional integrated thermal insulation for sizes from 400 mm.
    
These gages are very light owing to their design using casting. High precision and repeatability are achieved through their lapped ball bearing guideways on the measuring end.

    I would like to ask about the meaning of the verb "gage" or "gauge" in the bolded fragment.

    My conclusions:

    1. gage /that/ mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude = measure if mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude
    2. gage /that/ mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude = make sure/ensure/check that mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude
    3. gage /that/ mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude = measure and judge if mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude


    I hope I am not mistaken in assuming that "gage" is followed by hidden "that".

    What do you think of my reasoning?

    I may be wrong.

    Thank you.


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    Re: gage mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude

    These are not complete utterances, and it is impossible to say without more context. I suspect that there are brackets to mount gauges, rather than mounting brackets merely being there, which we must gauge with our eyes.

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    Re: gage mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude

    "I hope I am not mistaken in assuming that 'gage' is followed by hidden 'that'."

    I'm afraid you are mistaken.

    Gauge is a noun in this usage. The writer is describing the product. There are several errors in the writing, and that could be part of what is confusing you.

    If this was taken from a website, perhaps you could provide a link with a photo of the object. There are several types of gap gauge.

    Do not follow that writer's improper spelling of the word gauge.

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    Re: gage mounting brackets or other such parts do not protrude

    It seems to me that sometimes it's a noun (referring to a particular tool) and sometimes its a verb meaning 'assess/judge/measure... using this tool'.

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    Gauge : 3686
    Gage : 687
    Guage : 20

    I'd call the last of those three spellings 'improper'; the one representing over 15% of all usages is clearly in a minority, but I wouldn't call it 'improper'. I'd go along with Collins in accepting it as a variant.
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