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Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool

Straddles your board to mark a perfectly centered line, or you can use the notches to mark offset lines from 1/16'' to 1/2'' from the edge in 1/16'' increments.
Item #
56094
Rating:
90% of 100

Our Center/Offset Marking Tool straddles your board to mark a perfectly centered line along the face or edge of boards up to 1-1/2'' wide or thick. Just insert your pencil into the center hole, rotate the tool so the guide posts contact the material, then scribe. Alternatively, you can use a pencil in the notches to mark lines from 1/16'' to 1/2'' from the edge in precise 1/16'' increments. It's great for marking out mortises and rabbets, or for making reference lines for drilling holes. The tool accepts standard wooden pencils and has an onboard pencil storage slot. An embedded magnet lets you store it on any ferrous metal surface, such as a power tool, tool chest or magnetic storage strip.


Features:

  • Fits standard wooden pencils
  • Center hole holds pencil in perfectly centered position as you scribe your line
  • Notches for offset marking let you scribe off-center lines, or lines near the edge of large panels
  • Offset notches account for the tip width of a sharpened pencil for an accurately scribed line
  • Integral magnet allows easy storage on ferrous metal surfaces
(1) Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Polymer with embedded rare earth magnet
  • Offsets: 1/16'', 1/8'', 3/16'', 1/4'', 5/16'', 3/8'', 7/16'', 1/2''
  • Compatible With: Standard wooden pencils
Style Pencil
4.5 / 5.0
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A clever and useful tool that is now always within reach
April 5, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cool tool. Every woodworker should have one.
April 1, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Handy tool
This marking tool is very handy and makes finding the center of a board easy and quick. With the center hole for a pencil you can easily mark a line down the center of the board.
March 30, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Really easy to use
March 30, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Fastest way I have found to find the center on any board edge. The magnet keeps it in place on my bandsaw until I need it.
March 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great little tool
March 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
works
works well
March 27, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
March 26, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Awesome little woodworking gadget.....
great tool to quickly find and mark center of a board XX inches thick...
March 24, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Never hunt your pencil again
I love this thing use it to mark edges and center line multiple. It is magnetic and sticks on the cover of my bandsaw. It holds a pencil so never hunt a pencil again.
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Added Mar 23, 2020
March 23, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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I build Clocks and this will greatly streamline the layout of many of the parts and their location. Tried to make one some time back and could not get it accurate enough. Thanks for this product.....
Karrie W on Apr 5, 2020
for center marking
Robert H on Mar 31, 2020
I build Clocks and this will greatly streamline the layout of many of the parts and their location. Tried to make one some time back and could not get it accurate enough. Thanks for this product.....
Karrie W on Apr 5, 2020
All in one jig will replace some homemade jigs and devices.
Dennis B on Mar 31, 2020
for center marking
Robert H on Mar 31, 2020
ease to find center and line out widths of boards
keith m on Mar 26, 2020
I needed them for my shop and never had one.
William C on Mar 26, 2020
I've seen videos of this product and it just looks like a time saver so for the price its worth trying.
Woody H on Mar 25, 2020
I purchased this offset marking tool to quickly center dowel locations on boards.
Tina M on Mar 23, 2020
makes life simple
Ryan M on Mar 23, 2020
A quick and easy way to mark the center of boards without using a tape measure for every board, and just as easy to mark offsets for standard 1/8 inch measurements.
MARC P on Mar 20, 2020
Just beginning woodworking
JIM D on Mar 20, 2020
I'm always needing to draw a center line on one of my many projects and this looks like just what I need. Great Idea!
Robert A on Mar 19, 2020
A simple instrument makes a repetitive task easier and faster.
Bill on Mar 17, 2020
good value
thomas g on Mar 16, 2020
To have a tool that will give me the speed and accuracy in marking inset lines will be invaluable in my wood shop! Thanks Rockler!
Mark R on Mar 13, 2020
to establish C/Ls for resawing boards with a point fence on bandsaw
John Barry L on Mar 11, 2020
great reviews ,i have been using a framing square to do this, which is very hard to do. glad i found this on the rockler tool site
LARRY H on Mar 5, 2020
Hoping this will speed up measurements on certain projects.
BRUCE F on Mar 2, 2020
mark center line down the center of stock, handy when drilling dowel holes
Kevin J. F on Feb 29, 2020
Convenient marking tool and gift for my sons
Michael G on Feb 29, 2020
Should come in handy for several applications
Joe M on Feb 28, 2020
Neat tool
J P on Feb 26, 2020
Seems like a clever tool to aid future projects.
Dale B on Feb 26, 2020
Just a nice tool to have in the shop.
Jeff K on Feb 25, 2020
another great idea. probably more accurate than setting up a compass
kenneth z on Feb 25, 2020
Thought it was a good buy and I would like to try
" " on Feb 24, 2020
a quick way to trim a board
Tom S on Feb 24, 2020
just looked like it might come in handy.
Barry E. F on Feb 24, 2020
Looking for an easy way of marking 1/4" to 1" measurements.
Geraldine T on Feb 23, 2020
Need one
Joe D on Feb 23, 2020
easier line capabilities
David R on Feb 23, 2020
Always wanted one will review after I put it through use
mark ross-corbett A on Feb 22, 2020
centering guide
Charles R on Feb 22, 2020
must have easy marking tool
Dan S on Feb 21, 2020
To mark things the easy way.
Jeff on Feb 21, 2020
Cool concept
Roger U on Feb 21, 2020
To use to mark fence boards on a privacy fence.
Karen M on Feb 20, 2020
seem like this would save some time
Rex C on Feb 20, 2020
for the price why not give it a try. Definitely other tools in the tool box that can do the same thing.
Christopher A on Feb 17, 2020
want to try this
tommy on Feb 17, 2020
Just seems so handy.
RONALD D on Feb 17, 2020
SEEMS LIKE A USEFUL TOOL
J A on Feb 17, 2020
solves are problem
Stephen F on Feb 17, 2020
Accurate marking is not my strong suit - need all the help I can get.
Lee C on Feb 16, 2020
I am hoping to use this for resawing boards. If I can cut closer to the center of the board I can hopefully skip the planer step.
Nathan A on Feb 16, 2020
One for me. Gifts for three friends.
Bradley Langdon R on Feb 14, 2020
I have one already, however this one is for a gift.
Chris on Feb 14, 2020
Looks like an interesting tool
Mark S on Feb 14, 2020
Accurately and quickly mark projects
Stanley T on Feb 14, 2020
This looked like a handy little tool
Vickie H on Feb 13, 2020
It was on sale and handy
Eric R on Feb 11, 2020
All in one jig will replace some homemade jigs and devices.
Dennis B on Mar 31, 2020
ease to find center and line out widths of boards
keith m on Mar 26, 2020
Does it come in metric?
Danny B on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No.
Is there a tool for a 3/4" offset? I need to follow a 48"R arc.
jmotlagh on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Most speed squares have a 3/4" notch that can be used to scribe this measurement. It is the smallest notch on most speed squares and goes up from there.
Where can I buy your tools from in the UK please . Thank you from andy w.?
andy wright on Feb 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This not a product question at all from Andy. Purchasing Rockler products locally in the UK could be nearly impossible, but I believe Rocklers will deliver/ship to UK. Please contact Rockler's directly Andy
Can this be used to make a parallel line along the face of a round table?
Pamela S on Feb 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would say Yes to this question. If there is a flat top to sit on, you would be able to create several lines even with the edge of the table. That is on a round table. I would think that it would not work on an oval table.
I have the Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool, but unfortunately a normal pencil will not fit in the provided hole (too small), unless I have a defective one. So, my question is where can I find the correct size pencil?
Gary on Dec 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use a Pentel mechanical pencil
Would this work on round stock?
Nikonguy on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You could but you would need to set up a stop on one side to keep it from rolling over the round stock.
What is the maximum lumber size this device will stradle?
Alan W on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A 2x4 not much more.. Great for finding center of doors fast.
The post opposite the purchased one at the 65th anniversary celebration. The post opposite the magnetic post is recessed with through holes. What is the purpose?
Jon L on Feb 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Im guessing that it would be for hanging on a nail if you don't have a metal surface in the area.
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