OneTIME Tool Odd Job & Odd Job XL 2021 - Retired Monday, September 13, 2021
At the end of the 19th century, any carpenter worth his salt had a Stanley Tools “Odd Job” in the top pocket of his bibs. The Stanley Tool Works introduced Odd Job in 1888 and it remained the standard job site and cabinet shop layout tool until the Great Depression led to its demise in the 1930s. Guys loved it because there’s hardly anything you might need to do in terms of measuring and marking that you can’t do with an Odd Job. We’ve taken the basic design, improved a couple features, brought 21st century manufacturing accuracy and metallurgy into play, and scaled it up to give you two sizes… Woodpeckers Odd Job and Odd Job XL.
Here are the tools an Odd Job gives you: Miter Square, Inside Corner Square, Beam Compass, Marking Gauge, Spirit Level, Try Square, T-Square, Mortise Gauge, Depth Gauge, Stainless Steel Rule, and a Hardened Steel Scratch Awl
All in a comfortable size that's easy to keep in your apron pocket. It’s the perfect companion when you’re working around the shop, designing “on the fly”. You know you’ll need lots of tools to measure, layout and setup …you just don’t know exactly what.
Woodpeckers Odd Job bodies are precision machined from a solid billet of aircraft grade aluminum. The rule and knurled knobs are stainless steel. The scratch awl is made from hardened stainless steel so the point stays sharp through years of rugged use. The rule is laser engraved in 1/32" (or 1mm) increments on both sides. Our product development team improved the Odd Job beam compass feature by adding two precision-bored sleeves that lock into the blade of the rule. One is a perfect fit for the scratch awl and the other is a perfect fit for the included Woodpeckers .9mm mechanical pencil.
What’s the difference between the two Woodpeckers Odd Jobs? The smaller Odd Job body is 4" high x 2-3/8" wide x 3/4" thick…very close to the dimensions of the original 19th century Stanley. It comes with a 6" rule with an optional 8" rule available.
The Odd Job XL is substantially larger at 6" tall x 3-5/8" wide x 1-1/4" thick. The XL comes standard with a 12" rule and the optional 8" rule fits as well.
Every Odd Job and Odd Job XL comes in a protective case with a custom-cut foam liner. We’ll also include one of our heavy-duty American made mechanical pencils, with replacement lead and erasers. You can buy either the Odd Job or Odd Job XL individually, or if you can’t make up your mind, our Deluxe set has both, along with the 8" rule…all at a savings over individual prices. The Deluxe Set comes in a molded case like the individuals, or you can get it in a Systainer to stack and lock with your other valuable tools.
Like all Woodpeckers OneTIME Tools, the Odd Job and Odd Job XL are only built to order, proudly made and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio facility (just south of Cleveland). The deadline to order yours is Monday, September 13 2021. Once the deadline passes and orders are filled, they will be retired from our product line. Delivery is scheduled for February 2022.
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