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Beam Compass

Item #
23227
Rating:
92% of 100

Draw a circle, arc, or straight line the fast and easy way with the beam compass. No measuring or ruler needed. The built-in locking tape rule makes set up a breeze. Gauge slides along work for edge marking. The beam compass allows you to draw a 3-1/2 inch to 72 inch radius.

(1) Beam Compass
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 23227
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • 2mm lead
  • Lead and holder included
  • 3-1/2" to 72" radius
Style Compass
4.6 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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LOVE IT
I'm a quilter. I was looking for a way to go outside the bounds of the usual circle sizes (10", 12" are usually the biggest I find). This does the job, much more easily than using a yardstick and plotting points on a curve. I think I'm going to get a LOT of use out of this compass.
July 31, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Large circle compass
This is easy to set up and use. Quick way to create larger circles than any template system. Do not make many but when I do need to draw a large curve or circle this is hanging on my wall for easy use
July 6, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Beam Compass
May seem like a less than accurate means to make a circle, but if you pay attention and take it easy, it works great and provides any diameter circle.
June 10, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very good product
The product works just like I wanted it too, I’m very satisified with my purchase
February 19, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Worked Like a Charm
Building some 'large' Christmas ornaments and this was perfect for helping with the lay out on plywood.
December 15, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Time saver
Great product that has saved valuable time.
December 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Tool
The compass comes with the tape measure and works very well. Great way to draw large accurate circles.
July 25, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
MUST HAVE IN YOUR TOOL BOX!!
Great tool! Well worth it. I would recommend it to others.

I would recommend additional lead be included with the product.
February 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Beam Compass
Great tool for small jobs
January 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Compass works well
Compass works as advertised. Agree with other reviews that it would be nice if it took a standard pencil. This compass makes it easy to create a dimensional circle arc. The measuring tape works well and fast. I would recommend this product.
December 18, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
To build train layout
Annette K on Dec 6, 2018
We have one already, and it works well for our needs
Patricia R on Mar 14, 2018
To build train layout
Annette K on Dec 6, 2018
My boyfriend wanted it.
Kristi H on Dec 5, 2018
We have one already, and it works well for our needs
Patricia R on Mar 14, 2018
I often need to scribe circles larger than instruments I have can handle.
Everett S on Feb 14, 2018
Going to make a 5 foot round table top.
Brian Robert C on Dec 6, 2017
My son is an artist and was looking for a large compass to draw huge circles. This beam compass seems to be the perfect tool for his artwork. He often paints on wood surfaces.
Monica H on Nov 27, 2017
Try it
CSM T on Sep 2, 2017
I need to draw a set of large circles. I always try to purchase from Rockler as much as possible.
Joe W on Jun 28, 2017
Must draw large circles.
Mark C on Feb 19, 2017
Only large quality compass available.
Ronald W on Aug 10, 2016
Looks easy
Mark L on Jul 2, 2016
Currently, need to cut 6" holes in a Cornhole game boards, but also want a beam compass in my toolbox for other projects being planned.
Alick S on Jun 26, 2016
It allow me to get things better and faster,it is great.
Gaston m on Apr 12, 2016
You get exactly the size circle you want, quickly & easily.
Kevin M on Feb 7, 2016
Needed do layout large arcs on a sheet metal<br />layout
John M on Dec 16, 2015
Found this compass to be exactly what I needed for drawing large circles
Richard S on Oct 2, 2015
Quick and easy for small to medium size radius work.
Ronald D on Sep 4, 2015
awosome tool for wood projects
John O on Aug 18, 2015
It just looks like exactly what I need.
Florian D on Jul 22, 2015
My boyfriend wanted it.
Kristi H on Dec 5, 2018
I often need to scribe circles larger than instruments I have can handle.
Everett S on Feb 14, 2018
how does one get extra leads?
Perry F on Nov 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hobby Lobby Usually Has The 2mm Lead Replacements For Drafting Pencils. Also Some Office Supply Places Will Have It As Well; You Might Also Try A Local Collage Book Store If The Collage Has An Engineering Dept, I Remember Seeing Some Several Yrs Ago But You Might Pay Double Than From Somewhere Else; Of Course So Much Is Done On Computers Now So They May Not Carry It, Just Another Option I Always Like Having As Many Options As Possible :-)!!
does the measuring tape lock at the measurement you want? or do you have to hold it so it doesn't pull back into the case? thank you
kleiza r on Jan 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. It has a spring-loaded locking device. You press it to release the lock and it is locked when it is not being pressed in.
Can the end be modified to hold a stick of chalk?
Sheryl L on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not easy as far as I know. But I bet with a bit of thinking and some shop enginuity you could rig up something. Might have to 1st think about how to remove the pencil holder so you can reinstall it later. Or just by another one.
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