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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.

Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool

Item #
56094
Rating:
90% of 100
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Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool

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
  • This item ships UPS ground only
(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
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4.5 / 5.0
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Center marker
This is sweet and added feature is a bonus. Another Rockler winner
January 13, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
offset marker
Very handy little tool the tool they came up with.
January 7, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy peasy center line marker
Rocklers center offset marking tool saves me a lot of marking mistakes, and only a few dollars! I use the marker every day, and it sticks to my tool holder so I don't lose it
January 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
works just fine
January 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Simple, compact, accurate
I use this all the time to center lines on stock that has to be dead-on. I even used it to center a kitchen faucet on a sink on my new granite countertop when what the installers had given what I believed was not correct. They apologized and asked me where I picked this handy tool up.
December 29, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
gift for husband. He was glad to receive it.
December 28, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Center marker
Used to mark wood for half lap joints and to measure a rabit cut. It is easier to use than other methods I have tried.
December 25, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Center/Offset Marker
I really like this little tool. It is comes in handy for so many marking jobs.
December 19, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool
Appears to be accurate and should do a good job. Satisfied.
December 18, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice and easy.
Makes very quick work of a very simple measurement.
December 15, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
good review
DANTE B on Jan 11, 2019
add to my shop tools
Jean R on Dec 26, 2018
good review
DANTE B on Jan 11, 2019
Forgot to pick one up when I was at the store In Arlington, TX
Charles S on Jan 1, 2019
add to my shop tools
Jean R on Dec 26, 2018
Good marking tool for ascribing resaw lines
Eric C on Dec 25, 2018
Needed this item to speed up work flow.
JOHN F on Dec 24, 2018
have always wanted one, plus like it's features
LYNN S on Dec 23, 2018
Very useful tool
ronald a on Dec 23, 2018
On sale. Always wanted one
Paul W on Dec 23, 2018
It seems very practical
Carlos Otto C on Dec 23, 2018
Gone without this too long!
Axle on Dec 22, 2018
Quick to use for resawing.
Todd G on Dec 20, 2018
Great tool
Roger T on Dec 19, 2018
Time saver.
Richard W on Dec 19, 2018
looks like it will find the center of an arch width.
Alan W on Dec 19, 2018
I find I have to locate the center of my workpieces very frequently for various machinations and this marking tool is a time saver for me.
Frederick W on Dec 17, 2018
dNeed this for my home workshop to make things easier to see
Edward P on Dec 17, 2018
the easy of use - when marking a centerline on a board.. it very accurate
Brian H on Dec 17, 2018
convenience
jim b on Dec 17, 2018
It looks like a very useful tool.
DARVIN W on Dec 16, 2018
For marking lumber to resaw through my band saw
al b on Dec 16, 2018
Just needed an inexpensive marking gauge for board edge centers
Ed B on Dec 16, 2018
to enhance measuring accuracy
Frederick B on Dec 14, 2018
Years of difficulty centering lines on boards seems to make it easy
Kenneth Scarborough E on Dec 14, 2018
Gift
Ken B on Dec 14, 2018
A great tool at a great price!
Sam on Dec 13, 2018
This was on my dad's wish list...
Jennifer S on Dec 13, 2018
Great reviews over other similar products.
Joe L on Dec 13, 2018
It is a gift a friend requested.
Paddy H on Dec 13, 2018
stocking stuffer for my husband
Ellen K A on Dec 12, 2018
It looks like it will come in handy for a lot of wood working I do
Jeff W on Dec 12, 2018
because i saw it and wanted it
KALIB B on Dec 12, 2018
looks cool
Heath H on Dec 11, 2018
husband request
kathy b on Dec 11, 2018
To save time in finding the center of small lumber pieces.
Bikervern on Dec 11, 2018
I saw your on line advertising
Robert B on Dec 10, 2018
lost my tool needed to replace good price
Michael L on Dec 10, 2018
Gift for friend who woodworks
Donna P on Dec 10, 2018
I was going to make one of these, but I saw that you had one, and on sale, so it seemed like a no-brainer to buy it.
Mark M on Dec 9, 2018
I needed it
Paul G on Dec 9, 2018
make it easier to find center
Ben G on Dec 9, 2018
gift for my son and one for me
Dan M on Dec 9, 2018
On my husband's Christmas list.
Vanessa W on Dec 8, 2018
very novel tool
Gregory T on Dec 8, 2018
I don't know
Robert E on Dec 8, 2018
This would solve marking problems I have had recently. Great idea!
John L on Dec 7, 2018
I thought about building a jig, but am too nervous about getting it right. This looks like it will work well for my various center-marking needs.
Brian S on Dec 7, 2018
Needed to find center line quickly
Nathaniel H on Dec 6, 2018
GIFT
Steven B W on Dec 6, 2018
on husband's Christmas wish list
Colleen L on Dec 5, 2018
husband request this item
Judy A F on Dec 5, 2018
Forgot to pick one up when I was at the store In Arlington, TX
Charles S on Jan 1, 2019
Good marking tool for ascribing resaw lines
Eric C on Dec 25, 2018
Does it come in metric?
Danny B on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It makes no difference. It finds the perfect center every time if used properly. Before You would use a rule or measuring tape and mark several points and then line them up. Then take a Straight Edge and connect your marks. This tool is so simple that its value can be easily overlooked. I have tools that ran up into the hundreds when they where new. Somebody was really thinking when this came to mind.
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
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 T on Dec 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The opening is too small for most round #2 pencils so I use the hexagon shaped ones for a perfect fit. The one I buy is a DixonTiconderoga #2 HB. They're inexpensive and also a good general shop pencil to have around. These can be purchased just about anywhere and there are other brands out there that'll work as well.
What is the maximum lumber size this device will stradle?
Alan W on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 2 1/2 inches
Would this work on round stock?
Nikonguy on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it would be very difficult to maintain position if you want a long mark.
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