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Seven faces are preset to scribe at precise 1/8'' increments—just insert your pencil and slide it along the wall!

Simple Scribe

Item #
56633
Rating:
82% of 100

Scribing cabinets to butt neatly against an uneven wall has never been so simple and foolproof! To set your scribing distance with the Simple Scribe, just rotate the tool so that the appropriate face rests against the wall. The Simple Scribe has seven facets with scribing distances from 1/4'' to 1'' in 1/8'' increments. Unlike many ordinary compass scribes, your setting won't slide around under pressure, as it is permenantly fixed. The pencil also won't slide, as it uses a threaded interface to fold it firmly. Use any ordinary pencil. Made in USA.



Features:
  • Designed and created by an expert carpenter
  • Simple, robust construction—no moving parts to break
  • Lightweight and portable—a great addition to any jobsite tool bag
  • Holds regular pencils firmly in place with a clever thread
  • Seven faces with offsets between 1/4'' and 1''
(1) Simple Scribe Scribing Tool
More Information
Weight 0.0500
Tech Spec
  • Made in USA
Style Scribe
4.1 / 5.0
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Exactly what I needed
This is just what the doctor ordered. Scribing the contour of our above ground pool to the deck boards and then cutting them. The simple scribe was exactly what I needed.
August 8, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A simple but indispensable tool! Great for cabinet fillers on crooked walls
April 6, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
101 uses
It's a cliche to say "101 uses" but you'll find many drawing & measuring tasks made easy.
February 17, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Helpfull when you need it
This is one of those tools I don't use offten but when I need it, I don't have to figure something some other way to get the job done. Just get it out of the drawer, stick a pencil in it and mark. Don't cost much, would recommend you get one.
September 13, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easier to Keep Straight Than a Compass
I used it to scribe some door casings and found it much easier to keep the edge against the wall than a compass. The only disadvantage is that you are limited to 1/8" increments for the setback.
April 1, 2015
Scribe
Handy pocket tool.
February 10, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cool product, but...
I like the product, but pencil moves more than I thought it would. Could be operator error.
January 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
They need a video to show how to use it properly
August 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Neat idea but never used
I liked the idea of this and bought one in the Rockler check out line, but in several years have honestly never used it. :(
December 4, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good idea-Poor execution.
The concept was great but I couldn't get a pencil to go through it, round or hex, three different brands. It was well thought through with a tapered hole but the tolerances were by necessity tight, and the manufacturing did not meet the standard it required. I eventually drilled it out and added a set screw to hold the pencil.
June 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Wish I would have had this a week ago to scribe 1/4 inch off the wall that is not square. Nice and not expensive
Ronald H on Sep 1, 2019
Answers the need I have to scribe contour of my above ground pool to the deck I’m building.
MikeC on Jul 18, 2019
Wish I would have had this a week ago to scribe 1/4 inch off the wall that is not square. Nice and not expensive
Ronald H on Sep 1, 2019
Need a tool to trace sewing patterns to add additional seam allowances
Deb R on Aug 6, 2019
Answers the need I have to scribe contour of my above ground pool to the deck I’m building.
MikeC on Jul 18, 2019
Ease of use.
Michael J Hartmann H on Jun 3, 2019
I did used ones and is very good 👍
Raul J on Apr 27, 2019
wanna see how well it works
gilbert v on Mar 4, 2019
new product simple design
Gregory C on Feb 24, 2019
quality ; it's a spiffy idea ; I am wanting to try it out
Warren on Jan 26, 2019
I feel it could very useful at times
Phil LeVasseur on Jan 7, 2019
Because there's nothing else like it on the market.
Reuben J on Aug 23, 2018
liked the idea
Jeffrey C on Jul 8, 2018
after watching the video I knew this was going to make installing cabinets against uneven walls so much easier
mark w on Jun 23, 2018
It' has 7 difference side to choose
Chan W on Apr 28, 2018
Have been looking for something like this for a while. The other tools for this are always difficult to make a consistent accurate scribe line.
Nick H on Mar 22, 2018
After watching the video it looked like it would be easy to use with 1 hand
Peter L on Jan 26, 2018
This seemed like a great item for all the scribing I do as a finish carpenter.
Charles W on Jan 22, 2018
Had to spend $25 to get free shipping.
VICKI on Aug 3, 2015
hopefully this one is less clumsy than my homemade one
James L on Aug 2, 2015
never satisfied with other scribes. going to try this one.
Richard G on Jul 31, 2015
Looked easier than using compass.
Melanie D on Jul 30, 2015
A handy tool for marking and measuring.
Ralph R on Jul 12, 2015
18 year old son wanted it to use when he made a knock-down wardrobe with no metal- all pinned, 100% wood. He used old-style tools for the authentic look.
Dalanne M on Jul 4, 2015
General purpose layout
Charles N on May 19, 2015
useful concept
Richard Sadler, M on Apr 10, 2015
Need a tool to trace sewing patterns to add additional seam allowances
Deb R on Aug 6, 2019
Ease of use.
Michael J Hartmann H on Jun 3, 2019
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