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Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced an inexpensive new tool that makes it quick and easy to mark the center on a board's edge as well as scribe precise lines for rabbets or reveals along the board's face.

The Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool accepts a common #2 pencil and has two posts that straddle the board's edge. The user twists the tool to bring the posts against the board, perfectly centering the pencil, and moves the tool along the board to mark the centerline. It works on stock up to 1-1/2" thick.

To mark for rabbets, reveals, molding offsets or mortise locations, the user simply flips the tool, presses it against the edge, places the pencil tip at the desired offset and slides the tool to make the mark. The tool has marked offsets ranging from 1/16" to 1/2" in 1/16" increments.

"Anyone who's tried using a tape measure or a combination square to mark the centerline on the edge of a board knows how awkward it can be. This tool makes it simple — and ensures absolute accuracy," said Steve Krohmer, Rockler's vice president of merchandising and proprietary. "And for marking offsets, it doesn't get any easier."

Made from durable plastic, the Center/Offset Marking Tool houses a magnet in one of its posts for convenient storage on shop machines and also features a slot for storing the pencil.

A video showing the Center/Offset Marking Tool in action is available at

The Rockler Center/Offset Marking Tool (56094) is priced at $9.99 and can be purchased at or at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, as well as through the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.