OneTIME Tool 1” to 7” Range Pocket Compass
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This Item Will Not Be Available After Monday, August 27, 2018... Estimated Delivery is December 2018.
Expand Your Circles With The Pocket CompassA traditional divider-style two-legged compass leaves a lot to be desired in a woodworking shop. The slightest nudge can change the setting. The pivot point is approaching the stock at an angle, so it likes to skate out of position. And,...
A traditional divider-style two-legged compass leaves a lot to be desired in a woodworking shop. The slightest nudge can change the setting. The pivot point is approaching the stock at an angle, so it likes to skate out of position. And, they’re just plain awkward to carry around (not to mention potentially painful!)
Woodpeckers' product developers looked at this problem and decided to build a compact compass that you could safely carry in your pocket and depend on to layout accurate curves. Woodpeckers' original Pocket Compass will draw a circle from 1” to 7”, works easier than a divider compass, and takes up as much room in your pocket as a butane lighter. On top of all that, it’s just cool to play with. It was wildly popular in its original appearance as a OneTIME Tool.
Here’s how it works. Adjust the two-piece body so that your desired measurement is either in the directly indexed pencil hole or the “+2” or “+3” holes. For example, if you adjust it to the 2” diameter mark, you can draw a 2” circle, a 4” circle or a 5” circle. The stainless-steel pivot point is safely stored in the end of the beam. Take it out, put it through the hole in the opposite end, locate it at your axis point, drop a pencil through the correct hole and draw your arc..
You’ll find repositioning your hands and getting back on line to complete the arc to be much easier and more accurate than doing the same thing with a divider compass or a typical beam compass, because the whole thing is lying flat on your workpiece. Gravity is working with you instead of against you.
Woodpeckers machine the pocket compass using CNC mills, then anodize the surface in our familiar “Woodpecker Red” color. The anodizing isn’t just for looks. It protects the surface from corrosion and wear. Finally, Woodpeckers laser engrave the scales in both Imperial and Metric measurements.
Like all Woodpeckers' OneTIME Tools, Woodpeckers Pocket Compass and Pocket Compass XL are only made to order. The order deadline is August 27, 2018. Once orders are filled, they will be retired from our product line. Delivery is scheduled for November, 2018.
The Pocket Compass and Pocket Compass XL are manufactured in Woodpeckers' Strongsville, Ohio factory, just south of Cleveland. Proudly Made in the USA!
By buying a OneTIME Tool, you will own a limited run precisely machined tool that will make you the envy of all your woodworking friends, and you have a tool that will be used for generations. These tools are proudly made in the USA.