Put down a layout line that's about 1/10th as wide as a sharp pencil line for greater accuracy with this Marking Knife! The 1-1/2" long blade is flat on one side and beveled on the other, allowing you to draw the flat side across the end of a board or along the blade of a square to perfectly mark its edge on a piece of wood. Doing so saves time when you need to cut a part to length to match something else; e.g., trimming a piece of molding or edge trim to match the width of a cabinet. Ideal for left- or right-handed users. Hardwood handle is 5" long; blade is 1-1/2" long and 1/2" wide.
Puts down layout lines that are about 1/10th as wide as a sharp pencil line - making it easier to "cut to the line"
The 1-1/2" blade is flat on one side and beveled on the other
Saves time when you need to cut a part to length to match something else
I used to use sharp pencils to mark my cuts for the table saw. I learned that if I used this to cut a fine line I got the same cut but also got a cleaner surface. It breaks thru the surface and does not allow as much tear out as before. Takes some getting used to this method but worth it for sure on finer projects!
I found it a little dull at first, but it took a good clean edge with only a few strokes on a wet stone. It produces a good clean line that is easy to see. I recommend this to anyone that is into woodworking.
I use it for deep marking in wood so when I use an electric saw to cut along the line the fibers in the wood have been cut cut by the marking knife and this prevent break out from the saw and leaves a nice clean finnish cut
Simple, easy to use and does what it is supposed to without any drawbacks. I bought it to compare to my Japanese and English knives and find that it is more comfortable in my hand. The only draw back is on really thick boards where the handle prevents getting the blade flush. Would recommend.
I bought this thinking that it would need some tuning/sharpening. But, to my suprise it didn't need a thing except to be wiped down. Due to the oil that helps prevent the blade/tip from rust. I give it 5 stars because 1) the price-can't beat it...and 2) its sharp out of the pkg and very thin tip and it cuts well even on hard woods like red oak and cherry. Yes I would recommend this marking knife to ANYONE who is looking for a accurate, sharp, precise, and cheaply priced marking knife.
The knife is great for marking cut lines especially in plywoods and veneers. It helps to prevent tear out and is more accurate then pencil marking. I usually double score the cutline to increase its depth.
For the price it's the best one I found. Comfortable handle and because of the design you can use it to make right and left side (dovetails) hand markings. When I used it on harder wood I found it needed to do some additional fine sharpening to work properly.
I haven't had much time to use the Marking Knife yet, but I checked it out pretty well when it arrived. It looks Great and has an Excellent feel and weight. I am looking forward to using this on a regular basis.
Blade is sturdy, around 1/8" thick. More stable than marking with an exacto. I kept telling myself that I'd make a proper marking knife someday...but never got around to it. Saw this one - very affordable, so I just grabbed it. Works great.