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.
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.
The overall design appears fine but the quality of the blade is cheap and very dull. The mark made was uneven and not at all clean or precise. I plan on spending some time attempting to sharpen the blade but not at all what I expected to have to do. The plastic tube protector is inadequate, a cheap slice of clear plastic tubing that is undersized which prevents it from covering the entire blade. There is nothing "premium" about this product.
For the price . . . a good value. But, it's a basic tool, not particularly elegant or distinguished. The tool steel looks soft, so it may need frequent sharpening. Again, though, a good value for the low price - and it works fine.
I really expected it to be sharpened good enough to use out of the box , but it took at least 20 min. on my diamond stones before it was really good for making clear accurate marks. But for the price I guess that's not to bad.
After I sharpened it, I noticed the handle was cracked where the tang enters. Doesn’t affect the tool, but it’s still not right for a brand new tool is it? It was not even close to sharp, and required a good bit of work at the stones to be usable. So far, it hasn’t held an edge very well either... had I not already sharpened it, I probably would have returned it.
There really is not a box, but rather just a piece of hose that covered the tip, I assume to keep the end protected The tip, however, was blunted and not close to what a comparably priced Veritas marking knife comes for marking sharpness. The edges of the bald were dull too. I spent 20 minutes on wet stones and it is better, but disappointed in the effort involved. Time will tell...