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
Price: $22.99 USD
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- 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 youíll notice is the screw head thatís 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 itís
worth doing itís worth doing properly.
- Center Point Finder: Whereís 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
- 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 5íí 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.
- NEW Mechanism design: In order to improve the performance
of the new Point 2 Point™, itís 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
- 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
- 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. Theyíre much larger, more ergonomic and quicker
- 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. Itís new form has in part been shaped by
suggestions, ideas and feedback from end users around the world;
so thank you very much.
- 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
- Biscuiting jointing (flat doweling) a carcase: Flat doweling is a
relatively modern method of jointing a carcase. Itís 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.. ďreally satisfying... and pure profit... out of thin
- 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 1000ís of Point 2 Pointís™ 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 itís not, rotate the Point 2 Point™
- For consistent results always expand the mechanism close to its
maximum width before closing the mechanism down to the setting
- 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