These iGaging multifunction layout squares are a game-changer. Each of the squares is laser cut from a single piece of solid aluminum on state-of-the-art CNC equipment. The single-piece construction and manufacturing process ensures that the squares are accurate within two-thousandth of an inch along the tool's full length. The precision-machined aluminum handle is perfectly aligned with the blade. The thin 2mm blade has engraved 1/16" and 1/32" markings on both sides and four edges and a blue anodized finish.
The large 12" square features a 13" outside and 12" inside scale and boasts a 5" scale along the handle's length plus a 1-3/8" end scale. The 6" square has a 7" outside and 6" inside scale plus a 3" scale and a 1-1/4" end scale on the handle. The handle's scales provide hands-free support on the workpiece and when measuring or drawing parallel or offset lines.
Many useful features make the squares a delight to use. Perhaps the most noticeable feature is the small drilled holes along the blade's length. These holes are the perfect size to use with the included mechanical pencil for drawing parallel lines to an edge. The holes are marked and arranged in two rows, the top row in 1/16" increments and the bottom in 1/8" increments.
More useful features include miter angles from 5-degrees to 60-degrees in 5-degree increments (plus 22.5 degrees) measured from the corner of the handle to the markings on the blade. A 45-degree cut-out in the handle also enables the quick layout of 45-degree angles. An additional bonus is a center finding rule on the top of the blade. Plus, the anodized aluminum handle has 1/4" and 3/8" offsets useful for the layout of tenons, dowels, and other joinery on 3/4" dressed stock.
The sturdy aluminum handle design allows the square to stand upright on its own. And there are two rare earth magnets in the base to help secure the base to cast iron surfaces, such as a table saw top.
If you're looking for a premium square, then you've found it with these iGaging layout squares. They are some of the finest squares iGaging has made. Don't miss out; order your set today.
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