For precise accurate scribing, the handheld ScribeTec is perfect for a multitude of applications including architectural moldings, cabinet trim, countertops, and a variety of other projects. With the ScribeTec you can easily maintain consistent offsets and stay parallel to your surfaces. With the articulating pencil head, you have increased flexibility for scribing over a variety of materials. The compact design of the ScribeTec takes up little room in the toolbox, making this a must-have.
Easily maintain consistent scribe offset, keeping parallel to surface every time
Articulating pencil head, for complex angles
Adjustable writing instrument grip can hold no. 2 pencils, carpenter pencils, and Sharpie (or similar) markers
Built-in pencil sharpener for keeping your pencil sharp and your line crisp
Retractable, spring-loaded, locking precision point for a precise radius
Ideal for offsets, edge work, flooring, circles and more
First impressions of this are it is lightweight but seems to be sturdy enough. I’d definitely keep this in the top of the tool box.
Anyway, it’s a pretty nice scribing tool, it does it’s job well. There’s plenty of adjustment points and a metal scribe that is retractable. Bonus points for a sturdy pencil sharpener but I wish it was a bit easier to remove the pencil itself.
All in all a good value for a useful tool in your toolbelt.
This tool is light (it's made from plastic), so it won't be as durable as a metal one, but they have done a good job of giving it features that are really useful. The pencil holder has adapters so that it will take either a standard wooden pencil or a wide carpenter's pencil. There is a pencil sharpener (for the standard pencil) included as part of the tool. The center point is retractable with a couple of length stops, so it can act as a compas or a scribe tool. It folds quite flat (1 7/8") for easy storage
This is a nice multi-purpose tool. It would be great if it was made out of aluminum rather than plastic. First off, the built in pencil sharpener is a nice feature. It is extremely light weight. There are many adjustments so you can scribe an offset line close to base. The knobs provide easy adjustment and locks the positions securely. The other nice feature is the retractable point. This allows the item to be used as a compass. I used this product to scribe an offset line for drywall. I wanted the drywall to extend past the stud about a 1/4". This made it very easy.
I have been needing a scribe for a long time. So, I picked up this Milescraft scribe and it is great. I should have gotten one years ago. This tool has a flat edge that works well sliding on walls. It keeps your pencil perpendicular so you get an accurate line. It also works well for layout. It can be set and used to scribe on the edge of boards. It also has a slide out pinpoint that can be used as a protractor. This tool is completely adjustable and very useful.
The Milescraft scribe may seem a bit bulky but is very functional. The scribe has a retractable point helps keep it sharp but also won't poke you either. The point retracts to several depths also. The scribe can be used traditionally to make circles or to transcribe a irregular surface or pattern to paper or cardboard. The scribe does have the ability to move the angle of the pencil and the depth of the pencil. The pencil can be replace with any standard pencil and can be sharpened with the built in sharpener.
Almost nothing in a boat is square and plumb. You can imagine what it is like fitting wooden cabinetry to the inside of a boat's hull. There seems to be two groups in the shop: those that carry a small compass around or those that have fabricated from scrap a "Shop Made" Scribing Block. The compass is easier to keep in your shirt pocket, while the scribing block is more stable--especially important when scribing several feet along the bottom of a bulkhead to fit against a fiberglass cabin pan. This Milescraft ScribeTec Scribing Tool has the advantages of both--it folds up and is small and portable, yet is stable like the scrap block. It is also hinged in two spots and is a lot easier to adjust than the typical screws in a scrap block. It also has a clever edge following ledge feature, a retractable compass pin, and an onboard pencil sharpener.
That is all fine--but does it really work? The pencil is held by two hexagonal sleeve inserts that are tight, even before tightening up on the knob. No flexing/rotation here. The knurled knobs have brass inserts and look and feel legit. No wobbles/looseness there. In fact, I need to break in mine so I can adjust it a little quicker. The retractable compass pin is substantial like an awl. Overall this is a decent tool and a very good idea. 5 Stars.
Packaging Contents: One scribe tool
First Impressions: Looks very handy.
The manufacturer states:
"For precise accurate scribing, the handheld ScribeTec is perfect for a multitude of applications including architectural moldings, cabinet trim, countertops, and a variety of other projects. With the ScribeTec you can easily maintain consistent offsets and stay parallel to your surfaces. With the articulating pencil head, you have increased flexibility for scribing over a variety of materials. The compact design of the ScribeTec takes up little room in the toolbox, making this a must-have."
Lousy plastic packaging for such a decent tool. Beware of sharp edges when cutting it open. However, once you get the sides and top seals cut off, the bottom hinge allows using the package as a storage case.
The tool is light-weight in the hand, and is easy to manipulate. It has various features built into it to increase its handiness.
It comes with a No. 2 regular-type, round pencil. The pencil-holder has a tightening clamp for the barrel which holds the pencils. The barrel is shaped to hold a carpenter's pencil, but also comes with two barrel-inserts to shim it out to hold the No. 2 pencils. Removing them allows for use with a carpenter's pencil without too much fuss.
There are two useful built-ins; one is a pencil sharpener and the other is a slide-out metallic point to act as a pivot for scribing circles.
The two pivot points are easily adjusted with the fastening knobs at the pivots to allow quick adjustments and lock-down during use. Selecting the perfect angle shape couldn't be easier.
And if that isn't enough, there is a flat edge and lip formed into the plastic so as to create something that can easily slide along an edge of any sort of material.
Better than a standard caliper or pencil-type dividers, the ability to create odd angles and offsets plus giving the user a built-in circle scribe, is a big plus and keeps your toolbox more compact.
This is a must have for your shop.
This is going to come in handy for my kitchen and bathroom renovations
I tried using a compass once to scribe an edge, but the darn thing wouldn't stay where I set it. I would slide wider. This is much better than the compass, but you have to remember to set the pencil at the right angle, then tighten the joints so it won't move. Even still it may move a bit if you're not careful. I wanted to make a pattern in wood for cutting a tile for the edges of my tub/shower. It did pretty well once I tightened it the second time I tried. Comes with a retractable point so you can use it as a compass, and also comes with a built-in pencil sharpener on the back of it. It allows you to adjust the pencil to get some pretty otherwise complicated scribes inside or outside of a board. It also allows you to remove the pencil and add something else, like a carpenter's pencil or a marker, which I really like. Glad to have this tool in my arsenal.
This tool can be used to draw parallel lines to the surface edges as well as circles or circular sectors. It has built-in sharpener with replaceable blade. Sharpener body made from aluminum. So it will always produce a perfectly sharpened pencil cone. Pencil holder has removable shims. You can use them to hold conventional pencil which is included or remove them if you planning to use carpenter pencil. Needle can be extended / retracted to a variable length. Tightening nuts made from plastic but have brass thread inserts. Pencil leg has bendable arm to draw on perpendicular surfaces. Plastic quality is quite good I plan to keep it in woodworking toolbox with other steel tools. I got this tool for quick parallel lines as right angle triangle is not producing parallel line on many occasions when boards are not cut perfectly perpendicular. Of course you can use ruler to put 2 marks and draw parallel line, but that takes twice more time than adjust the arm.
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