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Yeah, I know what you're thinking and you're partly right.  Why am I reviewing a glorified ruler?   Well there is a little bit more to it than that.  I have a couple of combo squares that I regularly use, and one of them broke a few weeks ago.  Recently, I've turned into a Kreg nerd and so I thought I would check out the Kreg multi-mark tool and see how it does.  Needless to say Kreg does it again.  This little tool is great!  Really...!  Let's face it 90% of all the measures we do as casual woodworkers are 6" or less.  This tool takes up only a little bit of space on my work table and makes quick measurements easy to do. 

 

 

It also makes setting the depth of the blade on your table-saw (or bits on a router) a snap.  The multi-mark also includes a simple level which comes in handy.

 

 

 

 

 

The metal scale can be removed and re-positioned to allow you to use the tool as a 90° square.  You can also re-position it be a 45° marking tool.  The measure has both Imperial and Metric scales.

 

 

 

 

 

Overall I wouldn't recommend you run out and buy one of these today.  If however, you're looking for a nice handy tool to do most of the quick marking measurements for you, it's worth checking out.  The price is affordable, and I've included a link below.  You can also check out more info, and links at my post over at:  www.woodlogger.com

Kreg KMA2900 Multi-Mark Multi-Purpose Marking and Measuring Tool

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Comment by Ken Darga on December 19, 2012 at 9:11pm

Lance,

Install a short ''tether'' to the knob and holder, so it won't become separated.

Comment by Lance Mixon on December 19, 2012 at 10:50am

One thing that i wish the multi mark had. The ability to be able to unscrew the gold pin, nut not take it out and be able to move the ruler from straight, to 90 Degrees, and to 45 degrees. Just have like a set in spot for each like it does already just make it to where you dont ha to take the pin all the way out each time you switch it over!

 

But i really do like this tool a lot! i have just dropped that pin over and over haha...

Comment by Ken Darga on November 25, 2012 at 12:37pm

Personally, I feel the present scale length/size is ideal for most applications; akin to a 6'' steel rule.

The tool size seems to be the most suitable---

fits nicely in the palm the hand---

easy to operate and adjust with just one hand---

using ones thumb to loosen/tighten the locking nut---

Ideal length and size to fit in a pocket, apron pocket, or the like.

I wouldn’t change the design.

I’d find the scale more useful, with 1/32 and 1/64’’ graduations. 

I’ve learned to compensate---

when I need a close measurements, I just use a different 6’’ steel rule, as well as a 12’’, 18’’ 24’’ and 36’’ rule with 64th’s and 32nds graduations.

 

A 12’’ combination square is the most universal measuring  tool, followed by a 6’’ and then a 4’’ machinist square. 

 

Another most useful tool is a rafter square.

 

A longer scale, on the Kreg tool would be subjected to more easily getting deformed or bent---

followed by problems and complaints.

 

A longer scale would need to be thicker and wider---

require a larger body to support the scale. 

It wouldn’t be as useful as the 6’’ size---making it too large to fit in a pocket or apron.

 

Making the body of the Kreg tool, from aluminum, would be a lot more costly---perhaps 5 times or more, over the present design.  It would end up being cost prohibitive for most woodworkers.

Comment by BRAVOGOLFTANGO on November 25, 2012 at 1:02am

This little tool has become a highly used item in my shop, handy little quick-measure/depth gauge.  Would be cool to have a version twice as long, alum would be nice.

Comment by Ken Darga on October 10, 2012 at 10:04pm

A very handy tool, next to my pencils.

I need to purchase a replacement---

the markings are nearly worn off.

Perhaps, I use to too often.

PS---I'd like to see them make the tool, with a little larger diameter and a slightly thicker knob and larger/deep knurled fastener head.  

A larger/deeper knurl would make for a better grip when loosening and tightening the fastener.

If they can't modify the fastener design, I'll come up with something, that'll be more suitable to my liking.

Comment by Robert Brennan on October 10, 2012 at 5:29pm

I also have one,

and agree with your comments, the fact its able to be "folded away" and its compact size was my reason for purchasing, not forgetting of course its a Kreg tool and hence well made. 

Comment by RCW on September 18, 2012 at 10:53pm

Yeah, I love that little tool. Well worth the 11 bucks I paid for it.

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