OneTIME Tool - Pocket Compass - 2023 - Retired May 15, 2023


Woodpeckers latest OneTIME Tool, the Pocket Compass, outshines a traditional divider-style compass in a woodworking shop. Dividers only need a slight nudge to change the setting and ruin your layout. The pivot point comes to the stock at an angle, so it likes to skate out of position. And, those pointy legs always seem to find their way through your pocket looking to draw blood. 

Our product engineers designed the Pocket Compass to safely fit in your pocket and deliver accurate curve layouts. The original model draws circles from 1" to 7", and takes up as much room in your pocket as a butane lighter. It was wildly popular in its first appearance as a OneTIME Tool, but a lot of customers asked for one with more capacity, so now we have two models, the original and the Pocket Compass XL, with a range from 2" to 21".

Grouped product items
Product Image Product Name
Pocket Compass Set - Includes Both Compasses in Foam Fitted Case Pocket Compass Set - Includes Both Compasses in Foam Fitted Case SKU: PCOMP23-SET
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Pocket Compass XL - 2” – 21” Range Pocket Compass XL - 2” – 21” Range SKU: PCOMPXL23
Out of stock
Pocket Compass - 1” – 7” Range Pocket Compass - 1” – 7” Range SKU: PCOMP23
Out of stock

Simpler to Use and Easier to Carry Around than a Divider Compass

Woodpeckers Pocket Compass works similarly to a traditional beam compass, except, the beam of the Pocket Compass rests on the surface of your work. That means you’re not trying to balance the whole tool on two sharp points. Simply adjust the two-piece body to your desired measurement, remove the stainless-steel pivot pin from its storage port, spot it into your axis point, drop a pencil through the correct hole and draw your arc. Since the tool is lying flat on your work, you can get a new grip any time you need without losing your place. Gravity is working with you instead of against you.

We carefully machine the Pocket Compass on our state-of-the-art CNC mills, then anodize the surface in our familiar “Woodpecker Red” color. The anodizing isn’t just for looks. It protects the surface from corrosion and wear. Finally, we laser engrave both inch and metric graduations to an accuracy of ±.004" total accumulated error over the length of the scales. 

The Pocket Compass and Pocket Compass XL are available separately. But, if you want them both, order the set. You’ll save a few bucks and get a custom fit storage case to hold them. 

Like all our OneTIME Tools, Woodpeckers Pocket Compass and Pocket Compass XL are only made to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio factory (just south of Cleveland). 

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Country of Manufacture United States