Maybe round isn't such a good idea...

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Review by DylanC posted 12-27-2011 05:46 AM 3570 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just got this (for myself) for Christmas. Took it out of the package, took it to the shop, set it on the bench, turned away for something or other, and it rolled off the bench straight to the floor. Dinged up the marking wheel pretty good. It still makes a mark, but not as crisp as it should be. It’s my own fault for dropping it, but I’m thinking that the best designed tools shouldn’t roll, and that the brass body on this thing should have six or eight sides. It would still work the same, but it wouldn’t roll….just what I need.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 08:59 AM

you just unknowingly broke your tool in. just in a different way

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 01:03 PM

Or like this one from Lee Valley

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 02:34 PM

Dylan, I have one of these also. I agree, round is not what I would think is better.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 12-27-2011 02:41 PM

This is exactly why I ground a flat on mine as soon as I took it out the packaging.
I agree that this is a poor design.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 02:51 PM

I have a habit of putting mine into one of the dog holes in my bench.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 05:50 PM

Rob Cosman makes a marking wheel with a flat side machined into the wheel.

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 04:23 AM

Did you get it on sale with the free shipping as well ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 04:51 AM

Thanks for the review.


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#9 posted 12-28-2011 10:18 AM

This is what happens when you buy (yourself) a Christmas present. I like the square light bulbs for the same reason…...........

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 12-28-2011 12:21 PM

Yup. Got one for Christmas myself (from my son, bless him), and it took five minutes before it rolled off the table. Didn’t break or dent or anything, but I’ll make sure to grind a flat (or two) on it as soon as I bring it into the workshop.

-- Bjørn Hell, Stavanger, Norway

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#11 posted 02-23-2012 06:44 AM

That is why God gave us files. Thanks for the tip, I’ll flatten an edge before it is too late!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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