6" Steel Compass
Make accurate scribes using this 6" compass with an 8" scribing capacity. The tip of this heavy-duty compass is precision ground for accuracy and finished with black epoxy coating for durability....
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- Heavy-duty compass
- One fixed leg
- Scribe precision ground
- Black epoxy coating
- 6" compass, 8" scribing capacity
Yes, heavy duty. But the joint is SO tight it's extremely difficult, not impossible, to set the compass quickly and accurately. I've tried oil and articulating to joint hundreds of times...still too tight. Some friction is desirable but this is nuts. And the scribe ("pointy end") needed sharpening. I cannot recommend.
Good for stock layout, not for drafting
I use this product to do curve layout on lumber stock. I had originally purchased it for drafting, however the tool didn't come with a sharp scribe and is too heavy to comfortably lay out curves on paper for plans. The weight is 7 ounces, and much too heavy for sustained use. I am pleased that it will hold my heavy HB lead mechanical pencil without any modification. I found that the knob that fixes this compass to a particular angle was a little awkward to use as it sits only 1/4" proud. As I said before the scribe leg of this compass was not sharp when it arrived. I took a mill file to it to create a useful point. This is a minor issue, but a must if you want to keep the tool from wandering out of a center point.
Very good tool. Solid, accurate and well made.
STIFF MOVEMENT BEYOND ABOUT 3 INCHES
My wife does stain glass for a hobby. She often wants me to make circular base objects for her.
well made and accurate
Solid and well made
Well made compass that wont fall apart!