Drafting dividers are tools for comparing sizes, dividing line segments, and measuring distances on drawings used by draftsman, artist, and other craftsman. Dividers are also popular in the maritime industries for plotting navigation using scaled nautical maps and charts. We offer a complete line of drawing instruments for draftsman and artist from quality quality suppliers such as Alvin. See our complete selection of Drafting Tools
A divider’s two arms have a point which ends touch when closed. To compare sizes of drawing elements open the divider points across one element then compare against the second or compare by measuring each against a scale ruler. Measure distance by opening the divider points to a set scale then plot across the drawing or map to get a distance. A divider is also used to divide a line into segments.