Axminster No.1 Odd Jobs

Code: 200045

Axminster No.1 Odd Jobs

Code: 200045

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£24.96 (£20.80 Ex. VAT)
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Features

Key Features

  • New version of a nineteenth century tool
  • The forerunner of the modern combination square
  • A very handy and useful pocket measuring and marking tool
  • Functions as a Square, Mitre square 45° and 135°, Depth gauge, Level, Marking compass, Marking gauge and Rule
  • Body of cast machined brass, rule brass edged beech wood
  • Fits easily into the apron pocket
  • Supplied with 150mm(6") rule

In Detail

This is an improved version of a nineteenth century much loved and unique tool. Originally the Stanley No.1 Odd Jobs (Patented 1888). This is the forerunner of the modern combination square, and still a very handy, relevant and useful pocket measuring and marking tool today. It combines the functions of square, mitre square 45° and 135°, depth gauge, level, marking compass, marking gauge and rule. The body is cast and machined brass and the rule is brass edged beech. Fits easily into the apron pocket, it will soon become a real favourite around the workshop. P.S. The flat opposite the scribe point is the screwdriver to adjust the pivot screw. Supplied with 150mm(6") rule which is graduated in cms, mms and 16ths.

Specification

Specification

Model No.1
Reviews (6)

Reviews (6)

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charles

21 June 2016

Excellent at what it's designed for

I am an engineer, model engineer and a keen woodworker. I appreciate both precision and accuracy when required. If I am making furniture I will use a 12" Marples square augmented with a 1m accurate straight edge when required, when setting something important level I will use a Stabila and when levelling my lathe I will use a Moore and Wright level (very expensive and extremely accurate).
I have had an Odd Jobs for years (not from Axminster and of poorer quality) and it lives in my carry-around toolbox and I would not be without it. Taken within the context of its use the Axminster variant is accurate, and actually, in absolute terms it is far more accurate than I expected. Within the last week I have used it to draw lines parallel to an edge and to set architraves equidistant around a door frame (for which no marking was necessary, I simply butted the architrave up against the ruler which projected the required amount from the tool base - very quick. I bought this for my son and I am sure that he will find it as indispensable as I have, probably in the first instance when making a doll's house.
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Evan

8 November 2015

Useful

Not the most accurate tool in my shop but really handy, although a bit pricey.
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Andrzej Michalski

28 April 2014

Poor quality no-name piece of hardware

The No.1 Odd Jobs (The Stanley's tool replica) should be a layout tool. But the no-name piece of hardware I've received recently should't be, because:

1. Machined metal parts are not flat and don't lay on one surface (so it is not possible positioning tool correctly).
2. The rule is not perpendicular to the body (so is not possible to draw/check perpendicular lines).
3. The level is not level (so it not possible to check the level and plumb lines).

The quality of the product is adequate for the flea market, not to the reputable company.
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ALAN MARSHALL

2 March 2014

not great

Very disappointed, fiddly and not accurate.
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nigel wyant

16 February 2014

my new best friend

I struggled with justifying the purchase of this especially as you have to buy the 12 inch rule as an extra ......but when I did I was a happy chappy! Its solid and a "nice" thing to have ....thats difficult to explain, sure I have plastic and metal rules, a marking guage but this is "different" ....I lost it the other day and turned the workshop upside down to find my friend. If your in two minds ...buy it .....and the 12 inch rule too.

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