The Carpenter’s Pencil

By Robert Robillard on Workshop tips

The Carpenter's Pencil

Flat Carpenter Pencil Uses

The Flat Carpenter Pencil is a long time favorite of carpenters, roofers, woodworkers, and other tradesmen in the construction industry.   The carpenter’s pencil is  a flat pencil and is often given out by lumber yards and building supply houses as a way to service contractors and to market their business with logos printed on them.
The popularity of the carpenter’s pencil is due primarily to it’s shape and  functionality.
  1. One of the main reasons many contractors favor the flat pencil is that it will not roll off of the work surface or materials being worked on.
  2. The second reason and my favorite is it’s ability to allow scribing in small gap situations. Larger gaps require scribes.

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