Terms of the Trade: What Is a Scriber?

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A scriber is a hand tool used to mark lines and guide you when you are ready to cut something. Scribes work on hard materials like steel and glass. The scriber itself can take on a few different appearances: sometimes it looks like a pen, other times it may have two sides sharpened to different angles. It's lines are thin, easy to see, and more permanent than pen and pencil lines, making it more accurate. Using a scriber is called scribing.