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I've got various projects that I really need an edge marking tool for. I have been measuring, marking with a pencil, then connecting the marks. At the best, time consuming, and a bit of a PITA. So decided to look up edge marking tools for a low cost model. Saw several, but not quite what I wanted, read expensive. Then ran into the plastic one, and it seemed like it might do, but at $20 for maybe 2 cents worth of plastic, forget it. The second plastic one is not bad, but even more expensive. But then ran into the perfect one. Will do exactly what I want it for, and the price is right.
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Now that is great. I might just have one like that lying around my shop
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Now that is a great idea!

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Good idea, if the edge is straight. It's the niggling details that get ya.

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Good idea, if the edge is straight. It's the niggling details that get ya.
As soon as I read that, had the solution. It would take care of about 90% of my markings as is, so had figured just penciling in the jiggly lines, I could live with that.

But if you don't like that, taping a triangle shaped piece of wood or metal should take care of it; would for me. If you want one for that only look up combination square at WallyWorld, and they start at $3+. And now that I thought a bit more about it, a triangle with magnets should work too.
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Theo, does the bulldog clip hold the pencil securely when in use? Some of the clips have an inward curve along the back or spine, which might cause the pencil to roll around a bit.
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Theo, does the bulldog clip hold the pencil securely when in use? Some of the clips have an inward curve along the back or spine, which might cause the pencil to roll around a bit.
I would think so, but not a clue as not had occasion to try it yet. But if the pencil did roll a bit, I would think a bit of tape around it would cure that. At the price, I will definitely make it work.

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A cheap pair of compasses wuld do the same thing... (but not over as long a span)
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the red gizmo reminds me of the holder/separators that come in boxes when you buy ammo. They hold the ammo neat & pretty. Would think that you'd need something round about a 38 cal size for a wooden pencil. Maybe about a 22 cal for a mechanical pencil.
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