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Professional Compass

Professional Compass

Product Review (submitted on June 2, 2010):

I believe most retailers would classify this as a pocket transit, something I would have liked to buy but found cost prohibitive. This compass features a peep hole with a magnifying glass that allows you to see a scale on the edge of the rotating disc and easily read bearings to within 1/2 degree. It's rather large (3.5"x2.5"x1") and all metal housing - heavy. The inclinometer can be read to within 1 degree, but not as easily as the compass. The manual is probably translated from Chinese and thus written in a rather peculiar manner - I wouldn't want this to be my first introduction to compass use. But it describes how to measure distances and lengths using the compass and a table that's printed on the bottom of it. I've tried surveying my property with other compasses but the bearings just would never add up to close the traverse. This gave accurate readings and everything worked out perfectly.