Taking carpenter's squares to the next level.
Triangle Squares have been used by carpenters for 100 years.
An essential tool in carpentry, it can be used as a try square, mitre square, protractor, line scriber and saw guide. But carpenter squares are thickset and lack the fineness needed for bench work such as joinery and furniture making.
Well, we have some good news.
iGaging has taken on the challenge of developing Bench Squares that are as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife and as beautifully crafted as a Roy Underhill Revolving Windsor Chair.
These new Bench Squares have a thin stainless-steel body, precise easy-to-read markings, and other features that woodworkers will appreciate. Available in both 100mm and 175 mm size, you will be amazed at how many practical uses these masterfully crafted squares have in your shop including:
- Joinery Layout
- Machine Setup
- Try Square, Mitre Square or Protractor
- Measuring and Marking
The squares are CNC machined, laser engraved and loaded with great features including:
- Thin 2mm stainless steel body
- Matte non-glare finish
- Blue anodised aluminium base
- Inch rules on both the square and base
- 1 mm graduations
- 1° angle graduations + 22.5° and 67.5°
- Multiple-reference points for angles
- Complementary angles on the 175 mm
Of course, the right triangle of the Bench Square can be used to set your saw to a perfect 90° or 45° setting. But you can also stand the triangle on its straight edge and use the ruler markings to make height adjustments on the table saw and depth-of-cut adjustments on the router table.
Use the base and straight edge to quickly check for squareness or to lay out a straight line 90° to an edge.
You can easily layout a 45° mitre along the triangle's hypotenuse. The hypotenuse edge has lines marked in 1° increment allowing you to layout angled cuts by tilting the base at the pivot point to the desired angle. There are also extra lines at 22.5° and 67.5° for octagonal construction. Plus, common angles are marked both on the hypotenuse and at the cutouts providing 2 references.
With the base offsets you can scribe lines on adjoining faces as with a saddle square. All the squares have a ruler with drilled holes either every 2 mm along the straight edge. With the point of a mechanical pencil in a hole, you can smoothly slide the square along an edge to layout lines parallel to the edge.
Using the 45° cutouts in the squares you can quickly find the centre of round (or square) stock by aligning the inside of the base and the straight edge of the square with the edges of the round stock. A mark along the 45° cutout will go through the round stock centre. Do this twice so the lines cross to find the centre. Use the 100 mm square to find the centre on stock from 1.5" to 4.5" diameter and the 175 mm square on larger stock up to 8" diameter.
The bottom cutout on both squares is a ruler that can be used to mark an offset distance from the straight edge. You can also find the centre of a board by pivoting off the base to an easily divisible measurement on the straight edge then dividing by 2.
iGaging has reached a new level of craftsmanship with these excellent Bench Squares! You'll feel confident as you use these squares to measure and cut your pieces meticulously and flawlessly.
Please note: These are metric. Pictures may display imperial.