24" Aluminum Beam Compass

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79A03.01 24" Aluminum Beam Compass

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A common challenge for professionals and the ambitious home-craftsman is the need for drawing arcs and dividing circles larger than can be made by a regular hand compass. Our smart Beam Compass Kit consists of a rigid, lightweight aluminum beam 24 inches long, a pair of smooth sliding trammels that lock and unlock with knurled finger-bolts, and a pair of conically sharpened compass points that score like a scratch awl. The trammel will also hold a common pencil for drafting work, and there also is a wickedly sharp, double-bevel cutter included.

Replace one compass point with this blade and use it to cut clean arcs and circles in paper, card stock and door-skin. While it won't cut circles in thick wood, it will leave clear and precise scores for other cutting tools to follow - a real bonus, since prescoring the wood fibers will prevent tear out. And the cost is surprisingly modest.

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  • Well made and well packaged.

    Kirk, 12/15/2017 My old beam compass set has only the sliding point holders. I have never found a ruler of the right width and thickness to use them with. I bought this set because it includes a beam. Better yet, the beam is thick, not just a ruler, so it is quite rigid. The packaging is well designed and executed. I may use it as a model for making the same thing out of wood. It is great to be able to set the spacing using the ruler, but that requires the tips of the points to be properly centered. One of mine came a little bent (not due to shipping). I hate to have to file it because that will take off the nice black finish. The blade and pencil fit well in place of the bent point. The measurement markings on the beam are clear and sharp. Beware, however: the distances have to be set at the same side of each of the point holders. Seems obvious, but it is easy to overlook when concentrating on something else. Well, I did, anyway. Lesson learned: check the spacing of the points by measuring the distance at the tips of the points! Should be useful for checking boxes or frames for square, too. A ruler or tape measure never seems to do this accurately. It would be great if a longer beam were available for this use.
  • Really Like the 24" Beam Compass

    Lynn Kinneberg, 12/11/2017 Paint barn quilts as a hobby and needed something that would not only draw circles on 48"x 48" MDO boards but also cut circles through painter's tape. This beam compass met all of my needs and expectations!
  • 24" aluminum beam compass

    Dennis Palmer, 10/21/2017 Comes with 2 points, Pencil holder and cutter blade to make exact circles and easy to change. Great product.
  • Finally

    Lee, 2/5/2017 Been looking for something like this. Works great.
  • Apt

    Larry klappenbach, 1/31/2017 Great tool!! used it to transfer point to point distances. no doubt I will find many more uses for it.
  • Versatile and rugged Beam Compass

    Robert Jerman, 10/27/2016 Great beam compass as it is very sturdy and remains set where you set it. Most important to me was the inclusion of the double bevel cutting blade as this makes marking and cutting arched or tombstone raised panels much much easier. points come on and off easily and stay put once tightened...
  • Beam compass

    Mike, 7/25/2016 I bought it for my wife who is working on a large piece of art..works great..
  • 24" beam compass

    george shinners, 5/16/2016 Laying out model railroad track curves couldn't be any easier. Well designed and very versatile with compass points, pencil and cutter.
  • beam compass

    Paul, 3/3/2016 great product
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