OneTIME Tool - OneTIME Tool: Odd Job and Odd Job XL - Retired August 7, 2023
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 Odd Job Give You
- Try Square
- Miter Square
- Marking Gauge
- Depth Gauge
- Beam Compass
- Inside Corner Square
- Stainless Steel Rule
- Hardened Steel Scratch Awl
The smaller one is nearly identical to the original. It's easy to keep in your apron pocket, making it 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. The body is 4" high x 2-3/8" wide x 3/4" thick. It comes with a 6" stainless steel 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.
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 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 most .9mm mechanical pencils, including the customized one we sell.
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 with a wall-mountable Rack-It to keep your Odd Jobs right in plain sight and always ready for work.
Like all Woodpeckers OneTIME Tools, the Odd Job and Odd Job XL are only built to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio facility (just south of Cleveland). The deadline to order yours is Monday, August 7, 2023. Once the deadline passes and orders are filled, they will be retired from our product line.
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