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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
Discountable Yes
Style Pencil
4.5 / 5.0
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Nice Idea
Simple and easy to use!
February 24, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Fast and easy to use, grat pencil holder.
February 13, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent
Great marking tool. Highly recommend.
February 11, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I like the magnetic “ear”. Easy to keep up with.
Easy to use. Fits pencils perfectly.
February 7, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Valuable too
Simple and easy to use. The magnet allows for easy and convenient usage. The built in pencil holder is a big plus. The price makes this a very good value
February 5, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Right on the line!
I bought this tool a while ago and just now got the chance to use it. WOW what a great purchase. Had to do 30 mortises and marked all to keep on the line. EVRY mortise came out perfect thanks to this little tool.
February 4, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
great tool easy to use saves a lot of time
January 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Simple time saver
This is a great time saver. Very accurate, simple to use. Admittedly, I've only used it for center line marking so far, but paired with the carpenter's pencil set, it's fast and easy to use. Great value for the money.
January 27, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works Great
Works great, easy to use
January 21, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool
Perfect for the job I was working on.
January 20, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Neat tool
J P on Feb 26, 2020
Just a nice tool to have in the shop.
Jeff K on Feb 25, 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
I needed it.
Carroll H on Feb 10, 2020
quick easy to use
Stephen on Feb 10, 2020
Always wanted a center marker after failed attempt to make one
Robert Shoop S on Feb 10, 2020
For marking door locks, margin for window and door casing.
DENNIS H on Feb 8, 2020
convenience
al a on Feb 7, 2020
Center Dowels for Table Tops
Larry B on Feb 7, 2020
This will help in setups.
Gene R on Feb 6, 2020
To mark accurate center lines while using my beadlock pro kit building homemade furniture!
Scott D on Feb 5, 2020
Just needed to add 1 more item to my tool inventory, hopefully this item don’t cause a diviorice.
Tom on Feb 5, 2020
To mark the center of plywood sheets, help set up my router to cut exactly at the center
Conrad on Feb 5, 2020
need it
William P on Feb 5, 2020
Looks handy for marking...and needed another item to qualify for the free shipping :)
michel m on Feb 5, 2020
For center measuring
JIM L on Feb 4, 2020
anything in the shop
robert y on Feb 4, 2020
I need to more accurately start some of my drilling operations.
Charles W on Feb 3, 2020
really wanted one
Thomas T on Feb 2, 2020
Save time
Kevin C on Feb 2, 2020
needed it.
Joseph S on Feb 2, 2020
Great for resawing lumber.
Al R on Feb 1, 2020
To save time
Bob Simmons Sr S on Jan 31, 2020
Seems like a clever tool to aid future projects.
Dale B on Feb 26, 2020
another great idea. probably more accurate than setting up a compass
kenneth z on Feb 25, 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.
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.
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
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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