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Scribing is necessary when fitting a variety of materials in common use around the home. Classic examples include fitting a kitchen worktop back against an uneven wall, or fitting skirting board down onto an undulating floor surface. The Axminster Scribe-n-Trace makes these tasks so much easier to carry out with precision. Once you have one of these, we're sure you will wonder how you ever managed without it.
The body of the Scribe-n-Trace features an eccentric locking pencil holder which ensures the pencil is always firmly locked and centrally located. Scribe-n-Trace is supplied with its very own Axminster pencil and sharpener. The 17.3mm diameter tracing bush is used to trace scribing lines giving an offset of 8.65mm, the all important measurement that is needed when using a 30mm guide bush in conjunction with a 1/2"(12.7mm) diameter router cutter. The complete Scribe-n-Trace consists of a scribe body with the cam lock feature to secure the pencil, 80mm, 50mm, 30mm and 17.3mm bushes and a metal pencil sharpener.
21 January 2015
Could be a lot better.I like the idea of this but felt let down once I tried it. The travel of the pencil is limited by how far through the hole for the pencil has been drilled. Because the taper of the pencil sits on the angled end or shoulder of the drilled hole for the pencil you only get approx. 1-2mm sticking out the end to scribe a line with once you sharpen the pencil. I assumed it had some sort of feed mechanism to feed the pencil forward as the lead wore down but it doesn't. The collar round the top just locks the pencil in place so you have to keep taking the pencil out to sharpen it and if you sharpen it too much the lead breaks off if your not careful because the long point holds the ring off the surface your marking. Can get a bit annoying. When I've got some time I plan to modify it somehownso the pencil is under light tension rather than fixed in place.
10 September 2014
handy bit of kiti bought this marking out tool to lay a plywood floor in an old welsh cottage which has very uneven painted stone walls all the way to the floor, ie no skirtings. At first glance it seems a bit mickey mouse but after scribing just one board i was won over and it has proved an invaluable tool in many other similar applications especially with having different size wheels. Because the wheel tangent is always equi distant from the pencil point accuracy is always spot on; yet another one of those ridiculously simple ideas that simply works!