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Accurate marks on any material

comments (5) April 16th, 2010 in Blogs
JFink Justin Fink, Senior Editor

Video Length: 2:58
Produced by: John Ross


On some materials - glass, tile, metal, and PVC for instance - a carpenters pencil just won't cut it. Luckily, there are other options for leaving a mark on those hard-to-write surfaces. You'll find some of these pens, pencils, and markers at your local homecenter, but I'd also recommend a trip to the art supply store. There you will find marking solutions for all sorts of surfaces.


posted in: Blogs, remodeling, framing, measuring and marking tools

Comments (5)

sunking sunking writes: Good ideas. I keep a roll of blue tape in my side pouch and a cheap ball point pen. Put the tape down and mark on that- easy to see. This is good to mark on surfaces that you want to keep pristine and seems to reduce tear out some. Like Danger, I also use a knife for super accurate marking.
Posted: 1:23 am on April 22nd

Danjer Danjer writes: For finish work, I like a woodworker's marking knife. You can't get a cleaner, more accurate line.
Posted: 2:55 pm on April 21st

Dreamcatcher Dreamcatcher writes: I was recently introduced to using a carbide scribe for very accurate marking on steel sheet metal and structural iron.
Posted: 6:13 am on April 21st

DiverseNate DiverseNate writes: I like to use soapstone for marking steel i-beam and stone.
Posted: 8:51 pm on April 20th

MikeGuertin MikeGuertin writes: Aluminum knitting needles - leave a crisp mark on ceramic tile that doesn't wash away when cutting with a wet saw.
Posted: 4:23 pm on April 16th

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