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This month Kreg made its Multi-Mark multi-tool available for sale. It joins a long line of measuring multi-tools of dubious value like the Level Best2, the Squangle, and the Multiscribe Pro to name a few.

The tool appears to have two parts — a plastic handle with an embedded bubble vial and a slotted metal blade marked in increments of 1/16″ inches and apparently in Metric. The blade attaches to one of two points on the handle with a brass thumbscrew.  Around one of the attachment points there are notches to keep the blade perpendicular to the handle. The blade evidently can also ride in a recess, keeping it parallel to the handle and 3/16″ away from at least one edge of the handle.

You can use the tool as a depth gauge, square, level and ruler, but some more advanced uses would be to layout mitered corners, set 3/16″ reveals, and transfer measurements.

The Multi-Mark retails for $20, but you can find it for as little as $16.

Multi-Mark [Kreg]
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4 Responses to Kreg’s Multi-Mark

  1. Shopmonger says:

    I would say this is another marking toll we don’t need. My combo square can do all the the above ……..and with that square i can also do more…spend the money on a nice combo sqaure, and be gone with all other crazy marking gimicks……


  2. Jerry says:

    Looks like a gimmick with a capital “G”. They should have waited until November to release this thing – that way they would have sold a lot of them and a lot of folks would have ended up with one for Christmas. Seems like a lot of the success of these kinds of things depends on “fill the stocking.”

  3. Jim says:

    This seems like a remake of the Stanley Odd Job, which I find indispensable in my shop. The desirable design of this tool is it folds up neat and compact to easily tuck into a shop apron or belt, something not as easily accomplished with a combination square. For most general work, the accuracy and range of the tool will be sufficient for many tasks, like my Odd Job, and save a trip back to the bench or toolbox. For me, the Odd Job is the Leatherman of measuring tools. I need to take a hard look at it.

    BTW: I have a nice Bridge City Tools mini combination square. It is nice, but its shape gets hooked and twisted in my apron and is difficult to remove. It is also not as stable for height adjustments. It sits in the drawer.


  4. Chaim says:

    Have to say, I think it looks extremely well designed. I like that it locks into the square setting. The only thing I’d like (which I could add) is a hole in the ruler to put a pencil for scribing. Much easier to carry around than a rigid square.

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