The M-Power Profile Scriber - gives you a perfect
butt joint - every time. A simple and elegant solution to an age-old profile
It’s the fastest accurate profile scriber in the world,
completing traditional scribing chores with precision, speed and ease.
The Profile Scriber was designed to overcome a problem
frequently encountered by tradesman and enthusiasts alike when scribing in work
surfaces, flooring, shelves etc. into uneven surfaces and awkward areas.
Traditionally a pair of calipers or an extempore pencil and
block of wood is used for this chore however this is extremely time consuming,
inaccurate and requires a considerable level of skill or luck to get it right.
Getting it wrong can be a very costly affair.
Irregular Profiles: Enter the Solution
The Profile Scriber is quick and easy to use, remaining stable
whilst scribing directly onto work-surfaces, shelving mantles etc.
It works by running a wheeled scribe unit with a sprung pencil
in its centre along an irregular feature, accurately copying the profile
directly onto the workpiece to be installed, which can then be cut and fitted to
the irregularly shaped surface with a profile scriber!
Because the Profile Scriber uses a tracing wheel to trace the
profile of irregular features it has some key advantages over the block and
pencil or caliper techniques that give it improved accuracy, speed and
Fine Tracing Point
Tracing a profile accurately requires the tracing contact
point to be as fine as possible. This allows it to follow small deviations and
irregularities and transfer them correctly to the scribed profile. The problem
with the pencil and block method is that either the tracing contact point is not
fine (wide but inaccurate) or it is fine but cannot be guaranteed to remain
perpendicular when tracing due to wobble or snagging (causing inaccuracy).
Calipers fall into the latter shortcoming, providing a fine tracing contact
point but little or no stability and angle holding.
By using a wheel to trace the profile of irregular features
the Profile Scriber’s tracing contact point is fine, and this allows it to
accurately trace all manner of curves, bows, bumps, divots, deviations and
peculiarities with only a small portion of the wheel actually touching the
surface being traced.
Using a wheel with a centred scribing pencil ensures that the
Profile Scriber traces a line with a constant distance from the surface exactly.
As long as the tracing wheel is held butted against the desired profile, the
traced line copied to the workpiece will remain at a constant distance from the
profile and thus produce an accurate record.
By ‘design’ neither pencil & block nor a
guarantee a perpendicular position during tracing, which would ensure
equidistant profile recording. This is not the case with the Profile Scriber. By
design it is able to guarantee equidistant profile recording using simple
Contact on Two Planes
The tracing wheel is designed to run flat against both
vertical and horizontal planes. The horizontal plane provides flat lying
stability and a perpendicular pencil alignment whilst the vertical plane
provides the accuracy via the fine tracing contact point and an equidistant
The underside of the wheel has a flat ridge on the
circumference that provides a bridge between the pencil and wheel edge designed
to improve stability.
The benefits provided by utilizing contact
on two planes are inherent and do not rely on the skill of the craftsman or
woodworker to achieve and maintain accuracy. This built-in accuracy with no
requirement for specialist skills means both professional and enthusiast alike can get on with
the job in hand of fitting a workpiece with an exact butting alignment.
The Profile Scriber Set
The Profile Scriber has three
interchangeable tracing wheels constructed from solid PVC that attach to the
shaft assembly. These wheels permit the Profile Scriber to deal with a wide
range of situations giving the user options to provide the best solution. The
small wheel lets you get into tight and narrow situations, whereas the largest
wheel will allow you to profile the widest possible gap where the surfaces has
large deviation. The four wheel diameters are: D29, D50, D70 and D90 or 1.14",
1.96”, 2.75” and 3.54” respectively.
The shaft assembly has a knurled finish for extra grip and
control and houses a sprung scribing pencil. At the base of assembly is a freely
rotating hub with O-ring seal to which the wheels are attached for tracing. The
Profile Scriber build quality is excellent. This innovative tool is designed,
manufactured and quality controlled in England, and carries a lifetime
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