September 23, 2011

M-Power Flat Lying Trammel Head Set


M.Power, the makers of the inventive and effective little scribing tool that we reviewed a bit ago, have a new trammel set that can be used for more than just marking circles and arcs.

These trammel heads can accept both a pencil or an included steel pivot point (or a razor knife). The cool thing about this set-up is that they attach to a ruler with the ruler on the flat, so the center of gravity is lower than normal, making the system easier to use. The trammels can also be used in conjunction with a combo square to mark out a line parallel to the board edge.

The heads can be attached to any metal ruler (up to 3/32" thick and less than 2" wide), which means that your standard equipment should be compatible.

As for price, the M.Power seems to be selling for around twenty something dollars, which seems like a good price if this is an item that you see yourself using.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at September 23, 2011 5:36 AM
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if another week goes by without word, I'm sending out a search party.

Posted by: Kevin at October 11, 2011 6:14 PM

where are you guys?? Busy working?

Posted by: max at October 3, 2011 5:26 PM

I have that M-Power Trammel set.
It's really nice.

Posted by: Eric R at September 24, 2011 10:46 PM

Looks like a worthwhile product. I don't really see it be any more handy than a traditional compass for smaller circles, but on a larger circle I believe it would be an improvement. I would love to see them produce a version that would fit on a wider straight edge (3") for scribing arcs for arches in sheetrock.

Posted by: PutnamEco at September 24, 2011 12:22 PM

I need on of these!

You know I just bought a 6" compass for a project and was disappointed when I found out it only would give me a 4" radius when I needed 5". I ended up making my own fixed version of this trammel by drilling some holes 5" apart in a piece of scrap.

Posted by: Benjamen Johnson at September 23, 2011 5:23 PM
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