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SR557 10


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557 10


Compasses are drawing instruments that are primarily used to perform the tasks in geometry - to draw a circle around a point and to transfer distances precisely.

These versatile drawing instruments essentially consist of two legs. These are usually made of metal. The legs are connected together at the top by a hinge, allowing them to move flexibly. Compasses also have a crossbar at the upper end where the legs meet with opposite-running threads. Compasses with a spindle guide have a wheel in the centre that can be adjusted with one hand. You can turn this in different directions to spread or close the legs. This allows you to quickly and easily adjust the compass to the desired position.

There is also a needle at the bottom of one leg to secure the compass to a surface. At the end of the other leg, there is a replaceable lead for drawing circles or segments on paper. There are also models with an adapter for attaching a short pencil instead of the integrated lead. If you secure one leg to a surface, you can then determine the radius of a circle by setting the distance of the second leg.

Staedtler also offers practical sets that are specifically aimed at children starting school. Depending on the model, these consist of: Compass, Sharpener, Eraser, Pencil, Set squares, Ruler, and Protractor.

If you are looking for a compass set to draw mandalas, you are sure to find the ideal solution in this category. Staedtler offers practical mandala sets that contain a quick-setting drawing compass along with the right accessories to create fantastic patterns, including drawing pencils, fineliners and lots more.


  • Contains 10 piece maths set in a metal case

Quick information:

  • 10 piece set
  • Ideal school maths set
  • Includes compass, stencil, 45° set square, 30°/60° set square, eraser, pencil, dividers, ruler, protractor and sharpener
  • Quality components
  • Short needle safety point compass & dividers
  • Self centering mechanism
  • Packed in a sturdy metal storage case

About the Staedtler Technical Pens and Drawing accessories:

Drawing on its unrivalled heritage in the field of technical drawing, STAEDTLER®’s advanced precision instruments are used in schools, universities and offices throughout the world.

Complementing this collection is a comprehensive range of accessories, including drawing boards, compasses, rulers, set squares and lettering guides.

Functional design coupled with exceptional technical finesse make the range indispensable wherever accuracy is required.

About Staedtler - the modern brand rich in tradition:

STAEDTLER is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing, colouring and drawing instruments as well as premium quality modelling/polymer clays. It is also one of the oldest manufacturing companies in Germany, drawing on centuries of experience and expertise in the development of innovative writing and drawing instruments. 

It was in 1835 that Johann Sebastian STAEDTLER set up his pencil manufacturing plant in Nuremberg, and records show that one of the founder’s ancestors was actually making pencils as early as 1662. Within five years the company was making no fewer than 63 different types of pencil, soon progressing to both round and hexagonal wood pencils in 48 colours, and by 1866 STAEDTLER employed 54 people and produced over 2 million pencils annually. 

Today, STAEDTLER is an international company with 21 manufacturing and distribution subsidiaries around the world, employing more than 3,500 people. It is Europe’s largest manufacturer of blacklead and coloured pencils, offering a comprehensive range of stationery for school, home and work environments. Many of these products are now internationally recognised classics, such as the Noris HB pencil, the Mars plastic eraser and Lumocolor markers. 

Throughout the company’s history, quality and innovation have remained the key to STAEDTLER’s continuing success, with regular breakthroughs in product design, performance and manufacturing process. Recent innovations include the award- winning triplus range of triangular writing instruments, ABS, the revolutionary break-resistant protective coating for coloured pencils, and WOPEX, a ground- breaking way of producing pencils that maximises the usage of raw materials. Further, Noris colour is another innovation of an enhanced range of coloured pencils made by a new, more sustainable production process.