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Posted on Tool Find: Not a mysterious function, but a question remains

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#1 posted 01-10-2014 09:33 PM

I picked up one of these center finders in an auction sale this last summer and I too was wondering what those two fractional numbers were used for. I believe I have the definitive answer.
My center finder is a smaller model (320) with pins on one side only instead of that larger model 365 shown but the same rules would apply.

If you measure from the outside of either of the ¼” pins, it will measure exactly ½” or ⅜” to its respective edge of the tool. This could be used to quickly mark a line ⅜” from an edge for lets say, to mark where you may want to drive some screws or nails to fasten another piece.

It looks like one handy little tool.

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