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Compass/Scriber

  • Ideal for drawing circles or arcs up to 12 in. Dia
  • Durable coated die-cast body
  • Can be used with most pencils or pens
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Compass and scriber boasting die-cast construction


Durable Die-Cast Construction

Strong and durable die-cast construction makes this compass and scriber strong enough to hold up to frequent use.

Compass and scriber designed to hold most pens and pencils


Accommodates Pencils and Pens

The deign of this compass and scriber allows it to hold most styles of pens and pencils comfortably.

Compass designed to draw circles up to 12 inches across


Draws Circles up to 12 Inches in Diameter

The adjustable design of this compass makes it easy to draw arches and circles up to 12 inches in diameter.

The Empire Compass/Scriber is the ideal tool for marking contours and circles. It can product up to 12 in. drawings. Made of a tough coated die-cast body, it also includes a hardened steel scriber pin and comes in red.
  • Accurately draws arcs and circles
  • Produces up to 12 in. drawings
  • Coated die-cast body
  • Hardened steel scriber pen
  • Red
  • Best in class compass
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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Compass and scriber boasting die-cast construction


Durable Die-Cast Construction

Strong and durable die-cast construction makes this compass and scriber strong enough to hold up to frequent use.

Compass and scriber designed to hold most pens and pencils


Accommodates Pencils and Pens

The deign of this compass and scriber allows it to hold most styles of pens and pencils comfortably.

Compass designed to draw circles up to 12 inches across


Draws Circles up to 12 Inches in Diameter

The adjustable design of this compass makes it easy to draw arches and circles up to 12 inches in diameter.

Specifications

Details

Condition
New
Features
No Additional Features
Hand Tool Type
Compass
Number of Points
1
Package Quantity
1
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Product is warranteed on a manufacturer's defect.

Questions & Answers

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Will an ultra fine point sharpie fit in this compass?

Asked by bill September 14, 2018
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Customer Reviews

  • 2.4
    out of 20 reviews
  • 46% recommend this product
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Adorable and functional compass! Very nice size and can stand up to use. The only downside is t...
Adorable and functional compass! Very nice size and can stand up to use. The only downside is that it does not come with a holder and because it has a very small removable part, it would be helpful. Now to the function part: The metal tip is protected by a sleeve which is removable by unscrewing the tiny screw on the side and sliding it away. Make sure to put the sleeve in a save spot and tighten down the tip. Whatever implement you use, just slide it in the bracket on the other part of the compass and tighten down with the set screw.
by painters1953
1 person found this helpful
I like having a small compass in my tool kit for creating arcs and circles, and to use when tryin...
I like having a small compass in my tool kit for creating arcs and circles, and to use when trying to scribe trim woodwork for walls that out of plane, etc. I recently got this tool to help me draw a circle using a specified radius, and it did an okay job. The hinge moved ever so slightly as I was completing the circle (see picture), making for an imperfect circle. I was able to secure the hinge of the compass using a Phillips head screwdriver (see picture), but this is not a very convenient way to tighten the hinge and still be sure that it will stay in place as it is tightened. Why the manufacturer didn’t use a knurled knob or wing nut here is puzzling, particularly since knurled knobs are used to secure both the pencil and the spike cover . The spike cover is a nice feature to prevent accidentally pricking yourself on the spike, but the knurled knob that is used to hold the spike cover in place protrudes outward, and interferes with the ability to get the compass close enough to the wall for an accurate marking (see picture). Overall, this scribe is priced right and is adequate for occasional hobby use, but I'd be reluctant to recommend it for fine woodworking or other projects where accuracy is important.
by jayp
2 people found this helpful
Feels a little too light - but good enough for me
for me, I am using this to scribe for a circle in the ceiling so I can stick a electrical light housing can up above. I've done a few of these and always I just used the electrical fixture but this might give me that little extra precision. It didn't seem to want to go out to the full 6 inch radius, but the max for me is 3" so it is within range. there is a plastic cover that goes over the little needle, which you'd ideally don't want to lose, it secured with a knurled knob - which if you unscrew it too much, you;ll lose the knob and now you're worse off. Better to lose the plastic cap. This is a very small compass but adequate enough for most do it yourself person.
by parttimehack
1 person found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Meh. It's OK, it works, but it has no measurement markings on it. It's also smaller than you migh...
Meh. It's OK, it works, but it has no measurement markings on it. It's also smaller than you might visualize and the pencil holder clamp part is fairly small and won't take a round carpenter's pencil. But it's comparatively inexpensive, the arms are made from metal, and if you just need it for a small job or two it's useful.
by Phred
Beyond too small. Pencil didn’t fit. Just was a waste...
Beyond too small. Pencil didn’t fit. Just was a waste
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
I had a hard time keeping this compass on the...
I had a hard time keeping this compass on the same line.
by ME
Awful, cheap and broke after gently using for tracing one...
Awful, cheap and broke after gently using for tracing one circle on drywall.
by thumpz19
1 person found this helpful
Needle broke immediately on opening the package. ...
Needle broke immediately on opening the package.
by NS
1 person found this helpful
It is a piece of crap!
The screws don't stay tight and so they come loose in your tool bags so it is of no use. Just not able to handle the use it is suppose to perform. If I could of found the old fashioned metal ones, I would of bought it. I don't recommend this product.
by David
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