Never Miss The Mark Again With Tracer’s Pro mitre Angle Tool 

Tracer’s handy little angle tool might not be a new idea – after all, I have a similar tool that I bought online that is, apparently, a much-used tool in Japanese woodwork – but it is a great addition to the range of pencils and markers that the company already sells, with each product seamlessly complementing the other. 

Buy the TRACER Pro Mitre Angle Here:

I paid, what seemed to me at the time, a lot, for the Japanese version but perhaps the price was justified given that it was precisely cut from an aluminium extrusion and gave a high degree of accuracy, especially if used with a Japanese marking knife. 

The Tracer version, on the other hand, has a number of advantages and extra features that limit its use.  

It is well priced since it is made from a hard, but slightly flexible, plastic that is tough enough to withstand professional use, and the angle built into the tool means it can easily be used to mark cutting lines on pipes, timber and irregularly-shaped materials – making them ideal for any jobsite combining a range of different trades.  

It’s All About Me 

I mostly use angle tools for marking accurate mitres, and the right-angle feature coupled with the large and accurate mitre angle on the end of it make it particularly useful in that respect.  

However, there are other features marked all over the body that will turn the ProMitre into the sort of tool that needs to be kept handily close – and conveniently enough, it barely takes up any space in your toolkit.  

For example, there is a series of holes down the mitre angle that show and give the sizes of common drill bits used, from 2mm to 10mm diameter. For me, that makes identifying a drill size a whole lot quicker than getting out my glasses and trying to read the shank.  

Watch the video…buy it here.

YouTube player
Is there such a thing as a good Mitre Measuring TOOL?

There are also two dovetail angles marked using the two most common dovetail angles and  30, 45, 60 and 90 degree slots for other angles, which makes this handy piece of kit essential in any joinery workshop.  

While the final feature took a little bit of working out, it quickly became one of my favourite functions once I had cracked it.  

On the top of the main piece is a series of holes marked from 10 to 50. These enable the user to draw parallel lines on a workpiece in 1mm increments. It is surprisingly accurate, especially if you use one of the Tracer markers, as their nibs or leads are designed to fit the holes perfectly for consistent results.  

This feature can be of great help when marking out hinges on doors and the depth to which the hinge needs to be seated, making quick work of something that otherwise would have taken a fair amount of fiddling around to get right.  

The Bottom Line…. 

This is a handy piece of kit that will repay its cost quite quickly in terms of saving time and hassle.  

Marking accurately can be a nightmare on some materials and on some shapes, but the Pro mitre Angle Tool offers an easier way of doing lots of things. It is accurate enough for joinery work and, if you’re looking for absolute precision, try it out with the Tracer Markers – after all, they were made specifically to fit the tool.  

To find out more about Tracer’s products, check out their website and explore the brand’s wide range of construction tools and accessories especially designed to make your work faster, easier and hassle-free. 

Leave a Comment
Article Categories