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THE ALL NEW POINT 2 POINT MK2 BIGGER STRONGER & MORE ACCURATE

The New Point 2 Point™ Mk2 takes the hassle out of marking out jobs that need equal spacings, ideal for those of us whose eye instantly settles on an out of place screw head. The Point 2 Point™ saves a good deal of discomfort and time spent with a calculator, tape measure and note pad. Finding the perfect sequence and spacings for a row of coat hooks, screws, nails, dowels, or shirt buttons is as easy as an equally divided piece of cake.

  • Equal Spacing Layout
  • Center Point finder
  • Layout Transfers
  • Calculating subdivisions
  Point 2 Point Mk2
Price:       $22.99 USD
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    TOOL FUNCTIONS
  •   Equal Spacing Layout: Any finished job that leaves an exposed run
      of screw heads, nails, or even coat hooks can be a hassle to space
      equally. If you don't take the time to space them accurately, the only
      thing you’ll notice is the screw head that’s out of sync. The P2P Mk2
      works out the correct number and position of a run of fixings, quickly
      and accurately. The 7 integral uprights built onto the Point 2 Point™
      mechanism expand equally to give 7 accurate marking points. If it’s
      worth doing it’s worth doing properly.
      
  •   Center Point Finder: Where’s the middle? How many times do you
      just want to find the center of a board. The central upright of the new
      Point 2 Point™ mk2 instantly centers itself on boards upto 2.1/2 ft in
      width.
      
  •   Layout Transfers: The key to successfully edge jointing panels with
      dowels or flat dowels (biscuits) is a consistently repeatable dowel
      position. Set the Point to Point™ mechanism upto 5’’ between points
      and lock-in the precise setting. Then the layout markings can be
      transferred from board to board as many times as is required.
      
  •   Calculating the maximum number of subdivisions: Minimizing
      wastage on a solid wood project can save a considerable amount of
      money. That starts with maximizing the size and number of
      components that can be extracted from each board at the start of a
      project. Using the Point 2 Point™ gives an excellent visual guide when
      marking out prior to rough sawing.
    TOOL FEATURES
  •   NEW Mechanism design: In order to improve the performance
      of the new Point 2 Point™, it’s now manufactured using higher
      tolerances - reducing play and increasing overall accuracy.
      
  •   NEW Increased extension range: The new Point 2 Point™ Mk2
      boasts a new maximum extension of 2 1/2’. A full 25% more than its
      predecessor.
      
  •   NEW More Robust Uprights and Cross Members: The
      components that make up the new mk2 mechanism are fully 50%
      thicker than the original. Making it considerably more robust and
      hard wearing.
      
  •   NEW Larger Pinch Bolts: Rather than having to tighten 4 x
      pinch bolts to lock in a setting on the original Mk1, the Mk2 has just
      2 x Pinch bolts. They’re much larger, more ergonomic and quicker
      to use.
      
  •   NEW Nylon Bushes: The original pivot points on the Mk1 were
      bushless (metal on metal). The Mk2 assembly has 0.5mm nylon
      bushes fitted to 19 pivot points, making the scissor action smoother
      and improving accuracy at the same time.
      
  •   NEW More accurate: The Point 2 Point™ Mk2 is genuinely an
      entirely new product. It’s new form has in part been shaped by
      suggestions, ideas and feedback from end users around the world;
      so thank you very much.
    TOOL APPLICATIONS
  •   Marking out equal spacings for a row of fixings. Screws,
      nails, dowels, pins etc:
    The traditional way to plot the positions
      of a row of fixings - would be to measure the length of the run and
      divide by the number of points plus one. Then divide the extra one
      point by two and that gives your starting and finishing points. Then
      taking the division total on the calculator, measure out each of the
      remaining points. Alternatively extend a Point 2 Point™ Mk2 fully and
      bring the mechanism down to the required size. Lock the setting in
      place with the Point 2 Point's™ pinch bolts and you're ready to start
      marking out.
      
  •   Biscuiting jointing (flat doweling) a carcase: Flat doweling is a
      relatively modern method of jointing a carcase. It’s quick, efficient and
      strong. The process is a simple one - mark out the position of the flat
      dowels -machine the flat dowel semi circular grooves into the top/
      bottom and sides of the carcase. Dry assemble the carcase to ensure
      that all the grooved recesses line up with each other. Apply glue to
      the grooves - insert the flat dowels and clamp the carcase up.
      The Point 2 Point™ comes in handy when working on how many flat
      dowels to use.
      It gives an instant visual guide to help decide the number and spacings
      per run. Having decided pinch up the mechanism up, holding the space
      setting in place. That setting can then be transferred to all the
      components needing to be marked out.
      
  •   Subdividing rough sawn timbers: Making bespoke furniture from
      solid wood can be an expensive commitment. However savings can be
      made (and disasters avoided) by ensuring that best use of the boards
      are made. Efficient marking out prior to rough sawing is where the
      Point 2 Point™ helps get the maximum number of components from the
      minimum number of boards. Especially when dealing with a tapering
      waney edged board. Use the center finder (middle upright) to plot a
      central line dividing the board and work the layout from the center
      outward from that point. This will allow the largest number of the
      longest pieces to be cut from the central area of the board.
      
  •   Portion control in the kitchen - dividing up cakes evenly: We
      sold the very first Point 2 Point™ over 13 years ago strangely not to a
      woodworker but to a chef who saw an immediate application in the
      kitchen - subdividing baked goods and cakes. This meant avoiding the
      annoying and costly end of the cake that was either too large to be a
      single slice but not large enough to be 2 slices. Always getting the last
      slice was described as.. “really satisfying... and pure profit... out of thin
      air!”
      
  •   Positioning a row of buttons on a shirt: Now the Point 2 Point™
      had broken out of the woodworking shop there was no stopping it. End
      users were finding all sorts of different uses for it. They're being bought
      as a "crafters must have" and 1000’s of Point 2 Point’s™ have already
      found their way into sewing boxes across the country. From instantly
      indicating positions for buttons on a blouse to evenly dividing curtain
      material into pleats.
    Hints and Tips:
  •   For Right and Left handed users - Always have the "Upright cut out"
      facing the pencil holding hand. If it’s not, rotate the Point 2 Point™
      180 deg.
      
  •   For consistent results always expand the mechanism close to its
      maximum width before closing the mechanism down to the setting
      you require.
      
  •   Due to the slight but necessary play within the mechanism The Point 2
      Point is not suitable for marking out small high tolerance joints such as
      dovetails and finger joints.
      
  •   When possible use the Point 2 Point on a flat surface.
      
  •   Always ensure both Pinch bolts are loose before expanding the
      mechanism.
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