JIM-GEM - Forestry Suppliers

205 West Rankin Street | P.O. Box 8397 | Jackson, Mississippi 39284-8397 | (601) 354-3565, FAX (601) 292-0185


Brunton® AXIS Geological Transit

Item #: 37196
Earn 0 reward points with this purchase.


Brunton AXIS Transit, Azimuth (0-360°)

Engineered by geologists for geologists! The lid of this transit rotates around the major axis and minor axis of the body to provide a multitude of measuring capabilities. The transit’s hollow hinge doubles as a sighting tube and allows for intuitive, accurate measurement of planes, lines, bearings, and vertical angles. Only one measurement configuration is necessary to determine strike and dip, trend and plunge, and bearing and vertical angle. Compass North is oriented parallel to the main hinge axis, making the AXIS the only transit capable of measuring strike and dip simultaneously through contact or sighting methods. The special lid protractor and 360° rotation around the minor axis provide accurate, concurrent trend and plunge measurements on any surface - even overhangs! The AXIS is equipped with a circular level for horizontal leveling and two long levels for ease of leveling from the sides or bottom. Other features include a needle locking mechanism, induction dampening for fast stabilization, and magnetic declination adjustment for east or west declination settings to ±180°. The AXIS is machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum Billet and features O-rings for waterproof protection. One-year manufacturer’s warranty. Made in the USA.

Have A Question?

Quick Specs

Brand Brunton
MPN F-5012
UPC 080078916878
UNSPSC 41114200
Made In United States
Hinge Clinometer (Dip Angle) Accuracy: ±1° with 2° graduations. Inclinometer Accuracy: ±0.5° with 1° graduations. Lid Protractor Accuracy: ±0.5° with 1° graduations. Magnetism: NdFeB rare earth magnet on sapphire jewel suspension. Dimensions (Closed): 3.92” x 2.78” x 1.125”. Weight: 12.9 oz.

Quick Specs

Brand: Brunton
MPN: F-5012
UPC: 080078916878
UNSPSC: 41114200
Made In: United States

Options and Accessories

Have a question about this product?



Bought this transit over a year ago and very happy I did. Well worth the extra expense considering how quickly and precisely it takes structural measurements. I had used a Brunton Geo previously but the Axis is much more advanced and makes the geo obsolete due to its double rotating lid.


I purchased the Axis transit in March and have to say it’s really incredible! I am out in the field for much of the year and take lots of analog measurements. I converted from my old Brunton to a German Breithaupt transit a few years back and it worked well but I must say it doesn’t even come close to the functionality and ease of the Axis! Sighting is easier, the needle dampens very quickly, and the two axis construction is genius for measuring angles! The Axis has also held up well from field use and will continue to serve me well for years to come I’m sure.


Someone purchased this Axis transit on behalf of me from Forestry Suppliers. Being in my senior year of college, this was a necessity. I have used both the traditional Brunton and the Axis, and I highly recommend the Axis over the traditional one. It's much easier to take strike and dip measurements in the field. It's also much easier taking bearings and using the clinometer than on the standard Brunton. I'm still getting used to it and learning all of its hidden features, but so far it's been great and has saved me a lot of time. I am really glad I have this. Highly recommend for any college student or professional.