Why Choose HEMCO Gage?

Two simple reasons:

1. They last longer
2. They save you money!

Here's why:

HEMCOChrome™ gages provide a substantially longer life than plain steel or other imitation chrome
plated gages – almost 400% longer!

HEMCOChrome™gages have a coating thickness that exceeds the competition by many times, as
seen in these photos:

Thicker chrome coating

HEMCOChrome™ magnified 400x

Thinner chrome coating on imitator brand

Imitator Brand "A" Gage magnified 400x


HEMCOChrome™ gages can be restored to like-new condition through the Gage Saver™ Service at
very reasonable cost

HEMCOChrome™ gages do not require calibration as frequently as other gages thereby saving
calibration costs

HEMCOChrome™ gages do not need to be replaced as often as other gages thereby saving
overhead costs

In laboratory tests the HEMCOChrome™ gage outlasts the competitors plain steel gage or the imitators flash chrome gage 4:1

Here's Proof
Chart showing the Hemco gage lasting 400 percent longer life than the competitors gage

Testing laboratory results indicate that the HEMCOChrome™ gage lasted almost 400% longer than the competitor chrome gage, which provided only a small 20% longer life over an unplated hardened tool steel gage.

Tested using 1/2-13 UNC Go Plugs and cast iron parts.


The Unique HEMCOChrome™ Process includes:

  • 0-1 Tool Steel through-hardened to 58-62 Rc, then HEMCOChrome™ processed to 72 Rc
  • Altered Geometric Engineering
    - We manufacture undersize and then plate up to as close to the tolerance high side as possible
  • Specially designed chrome plating equipment for tight tolerance gaging
  • Special process chrome plating bath formulas
  • Many years of experience our dedicated team members have– surely our most important component!

Contact us today for more information on the benefits of using HEMCOChrome™ products.