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High tolerance stainless steel framing square from Woodpeckers

High tolerance stainless steel framing square from Woodpeckers

Strongsville, OH – Northeast Ohio tool manufacturer, Woodpeckers, recently announced two new Framing-Style Woodworking Squares, one 24″ x 18″ and the other 12″ x 9″. In laying out the engraving for the squares, Woodpeckers replaced the 1/10ths and 1/12ths found on many framing squares with centering scales.

Woodpeckers president, Richard Hummel had this to say about the scales, “Today we carry computers in our pockets that can give us rafter dimensions in seconds. We wanted to build a square that could be used for general carpentry, but delivered features woodworkers and finish carpenters would appreciate. We opted for the centering scale instead of different fractions because it’s one of the most popular features of our Woodworking Rules.”

Hummel went on to explain that the choice of stainless steel for the new square ensures a tool that will stand up to the rigors of jobsite use and retain its outstanding legibility for generations. The scales are engraved to a tolerance of ±.004″ total accumulated error over the blade lengths and perpendicularity is guaranteed to within .0085°.

The 18″ tongue is also a departure from the run-of-the-mill framing square. 18″ x 24″ forms a perfect 3-4-5 right triangle, which instantly gives you 30° and 60° angles. And with 16″ from the inside of the blade, rather than the outside, you have a hard reference when checking stud spacing. The smaller #129 square also forms a perfect 3-4-5 right triangle.

Woodpeckers has focused on the needs of hobbyist woodworkers since 1988 and began manufacturing the majority of their offerings in 1993. The company makes precision layout tools, router tables and lifts, innovative clamping tools, carbide-tipped woodturning tools, carbide router bits and a wide variety of helpful shop products. Their facility houses a vast array of computer-controlled mills and lathes and employs over 100 skilled American workers.

Complete details on the Framing-Style Woodworking Squares can be found at the Woodpeckers website:

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