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Use Alvin's Pantograph with inclined or horizontal boards for tracing or dotting. It features die-sunk graduations with holes drilled for accuracy, and adjustable nylon ratio thumb screws for smooth movement.
It's made of seasoned hardwood bars, nickeled lead holder attachment and table clamps, and a metal tracer point. Includes accessories and instructions. 21" (53 cm) long.
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Too difficult to figure out.
from Marana, AZ
Comments about Alvin 300 Hardwood Pantograph:
My husband and I could not figure out how to use this product. Sounded like a great tool, but maybe needed more instructions. Math is not my strong suit and it wanted you to figure out ratios, etc. I'll take my photos to the copy center and have them enlarge or reduce for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
leadholder poorly designed
from Corea, Maine
To adjust the different scales of used in published drawings for a model ship to one scale.The tool does a good job adjusting the scale of drawings. The tool seems fairly wobbly, i.e. small wobbles grow into awful big mistakes fast when using the tool to enlarge scale, which may be due to my unfamiliarity with it.The lead holder does not hold the lead very well. The lead sinks into the holder as you are drawing. Trying to tighten the holder to keep the lead from disappearing, broke the holder in two, so now my new pantograph is useless. The lead provided is so soft it does not hold a sharp point for more than a few inches of drawn line.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this pantograph isn't working properly, and we'd like to help. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email to assist you.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Works perfect for enlarging or reducing dress patterns
from Reading PA
We needed a method to enlarge or reduce antique civil war era dress patterns for reenactors. This device has worked very well so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Low quality Pantography
from Las Vegas, NV
This product probably only have idea as a tool, but for sure, it doesn't test for the artist.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this pantograph hasn't met your expectations, and we're happy to help you with this. Please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 at your earliest convenience.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
hard to find product
By tommy teailer
from ocala fl
I've used pantograph in the past and had a hard time finding a new one until Blick. I recommend Blick to people I bump into at the local art supply stores
No competitive alternative to compare
The connections came loose as you used the device. It needs a way for the joints to rotate but stay tight. Maybe a bearing washer assembly.
Alvin 300 Hardwood Pantograph
from New York
The pantograph is used to transfer sketched images onto canvas in prep. for painting. I have used it with minor difficulty. The table clamp is a bit small and of light construction, the lead that came with the tool is too soft, and the end of the pantograph that fits onto the post of the clamp comes off of the post too easily. With practice these disadvantages can be dealt with. Having said this the produce is fairly priced.
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Great Product; No Instructions
By Cuckoo's Nest Quilts
from Asheville, NC
This pantograph makes it easy for me to change the scale of my own designs, with no need to pay for enlarging or shrinking services. However, there were no instructions on how to use it, so I had to find YouTube how-to videos, and could only find them in Portuguese and Spanish. That worked for me, but might be tricky for English-only people. I do enjoy the tool, and it has a great clamp-on feature.
Works for me!
from Hiwassee, VA
It's a good product and does what I need it to do. Blick was great about shipping and handling. Will buy from Blick again.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
worked great for my application
By Bills mom
from Northern California
This worked great to size different art to the right scale BUT my only problem with it is the lead. It comes very dull (flat on the bottom) and it is not easy to sharpen. Other than that a great product for the price
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