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Model # 27030

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7-1/4 in. Precision Pencil Compass

$12.59
  • Ideal for drawing circles or arcs up to 7-1/4 in. dia.
  • Tool free adjustment nut for easy adjustment
  • Includes replacement lead
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Product Details
Compass designed for the precise drawing of circles and arcs


Ideal for Drawing Circles and Arcs

This compass makes it easy to draw a perfect circle or arc of various sizes.

Pencil compass designed for fast, tool-free adjustment


Fast, Tool-Free Adjustment

A dial in the center of the compass makes it easy to adjust the size without the use of special tools.

Pencil compass that comes with replacement lead


Replacement Lead Included

Replacement lead is included with this compass, making it easy to refill the tool when necessary.

About This Product

This pencil compass has a hardened and tempered bow spring. The adjustable nut allows for quick and easy movement. It can draw an arc or circles up to 7-1/4 in.

Highlights

  • Draws arcs or circles up to 6 in. Dia
  • Adjustable nut for easy movement
  • Hardened and tempered bow spring
  • Professional quality for long life use
  • Scribe guide for edge marking
  • Replacement lead included
  • 1 year limited warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 203811776

Model # 27030

Store SKU # 1000000571

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 5 in, W 2 in, D 0.25 in

Dimensions

Maximum marking diameter (in.)

7.25

Product Depth (in.)

0.25 in

Product Height (in.)

5 in

Product Width (in.)

2 in

Details

Condition

New

Features

Adjustable

Hand Tool Type

Compass

Included

No Additional Items Included

Material

Steel

Package Quantity

1

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

One year on manufacturer's defects.

Questions & Answers

3Questions
caret
Q:mine only makes 5 1/2" circles do i have a faulty one i would take it back but 75 mile trip to return it is cost prohibitive.
by|Nov 20, 2018
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A:  That is just like mine. You might have to buy an elaborate one somewhere. It worked for me. Sorry.

by|Dec 26, 2023
2 found this answer helpful

A:  5 1/2 is about right....save your gas

by|Dec 26, 2023
1 found this answer helpful
caret
Q:I do sheetmetal work. Can I get a second metal tip for scribing?
by|Sep 2, 2016
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A:  it would be easier if you find a nail, screw, brad, used rivet stud to fit and use that as a scribe

by|May 7, 2023
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  not from home depot

    by|Oct 21, 2021
      1 found this answer helpful

      A:  Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This is a store stocked item. Speaking with an experience Home Depot store associate may provide more options. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.

      by|Jan 15, 2021

      A:  Yes, believe you can get extra points at Home Depot

      by|May 4, 2023
        caret
        Q:Mechanical pencil lead is too small and I'm not sure where to find the right size and I need this compass for work.
        by|Oct 9, 2015
        1 Answer
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        A:  This compass uses 2mm lead available in book/office stores. Buy a leadholder that uses the same size lead and includes a "pointer" (sharpener) and extra leads. HB hardness is similar to a #2 pencil

        by|Dec 26, 2023
          2 found this answer helpful
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          Customer Reviews

          3.7 out of 5

          • 3.7 out of 250 reviews
          • 58% recommend this product
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          It’s Okay
          The Empire 71/4” Compass is okay but not at all robust enough for daily usage. Also I don’t see how in the world it would ever do a 7.25” radius as I struggled to get a 6.25” radius scribed.. I expect there are better options but it is serviceable for occasional usage..
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            Poor quality, falls apart, hard to draw.
            After drafting 3 circles, the compass started to fall apart. First, the top pin flew out, then the spring. It felt like a kids tool toy, disintegrating on the go. Bought it brand new and it failed within the hour. I’ve drafted with compasses in college and this is very poor craftsmanship compared to standard (cheap) drafting compasses.
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              This was exactly the item I was looking for! It enabled me to lay a center line along the edges ...
              This was exactly the item I was looking for! It enabled me to lay a center line along the edges on pieces of work so I could drill and insert wooden dowels for blind joint assembly on the project.
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              Good compass for the money
              This isn't as robust as many compasses I have used, but almost as nice as any I have used. It is easy to set an exact radius with the thumb screw. This isn't the compass to have knocking around your tool box for scribing cuts on a board. It is much more useful as a marking compass for actually drawing circles and arcs. The storage case would hold up fine is a toolbox drawer, but would break quickly in the bottom of a large compartment with tools on it. See the pictures for maximum (just over 3") and minimum (just under 3/16") radius allowed.
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              7 found this review helpful
              Very Nice Little Compass..!
              This Empire Precision Pencil Compass is actually fairly sturdy. There are no plastic parts and it has an easy thumbwheel size adjustment. The pencil lead and centering scribe are also secured with tiny thumbwheels. It will draw a circle up to 6 1/4" very comfortably with the pencil lead and the centering scribe well seated in the frame. It will reach to 7 1/4" with the pencil lead and centering scribe fully extended, though that makes the whole unit feel a little fragile and I’d worry about breaking off the pencil lead at that full extension. The Compass comes with a hard plastic case with an attached swivel loop on the back for hanging, and the case also has a slot for an included tiny plastic tube containing two extra pencil leads.
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              Pencil Compass
              The compass has an adjustable nut allows for quick and easy movement to the size you want. It can draw a circle up to 7 1/4" . It comes with a plastic case to keep from damaging to the compass. It also comes with two extra pencil lead.
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              1 found this review helpful
              I tried to use this tool and within the first few minutes it broke! The small metal part where it is designed to pivot just fell out and rendered it largely useless.
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              Meets my quality and expectations
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