The Crucible Dividers, Type 2, allow you to quickly adjust the tips with one hand and easily lock in an important setting with a common No. 8 screwdriver. Made from alloy steel in the United States, our dividers are designed especially for woodworking – chairs, dovetails, shelving and other furniture-scale tasks.
Why are they called Type 2 dividers? Our first-generation dividers were excellent, but they required considerable handwork to construct and tune. Every pair was hand finished on a precision belt grinder to create a shiny surface. Because of the handwork, we never got the price/profitability working for us.
The Type 2 dividers have the same basic silhouette as the previous model, but were redesigned from the ground up to be attractive, fully functional and affordable. The new dividers are finished with a different process that requires little handwork and leaves a gray, matte surface. They are not flashy and look like a workaday tool.
Our goal was to have the tool resemble what you would get from Stanley (or other top-line makers) in the early 20th century – not a custom tool. There are small milling marks on our dividers that show how they were made. Nothing is mirror polished. But boy, do they work well.
Measuring 3/8” thick, 5/8” wide and 6” long, Crucible dividers fit neatly in the hand and weigh 4.5 ounces. The tools are made in Tennessee and Kentucky and are assembled in the Bluegrass state. CNC machine work by Machine Time of Nicholasville, Ky.
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