A Trick to Open the Dividers
Posted on 28 November 2016
The Crucible Improved Pattern Dividers are supposed to be set tightly so they will hold their setting in any workshop situation. The only downside to setting them tightly is they can be difficult to open when the dividers are completely closed.
To make it easier to open them, we’ve done two things: First, we made the dividers so the tips don’t completely close. The small gap between the legs makes it easier for you to open the legs. Second, we’ve milled a chamfered slot on the legs that allows you to grip the legs to open them.
If you are still having trouble opening them, watch this video. Raney shows you an easy way to press the milled chamfer on a corner of your workbench to open the legs of the tool.
— Christopher Schwarz