OneTIME Tool- Saddle Squares - 2012- Retired August 13, 2012
Woodpeckers Saddle Squares give you an edge on precise layout.
Precise, tight-fitting joinery begins with exacting layout work. Most of us woodworkers learn the hard way that even the width of a pencil line can lead to tenon shoulders that are slightly off or a miter joint with a visible gap. Whether you are cutting joints with hand or power tools, errors often originate when the layout line on the face of the workpiece isn't accurately extended along an adjacent edge.
Woodpeckers Saddle Squares are designed to eliminate common layout errors that can often lead to inaccurate joinery. Whenever your layout marks need to extend not just along the face of a workpiece but also along adjacent edges and faces, our saddle squares make it easy to turn the corner with your pencil and extend perpendicular lines that are perfectly aligned.
Woodpeckers Saddle Squares come in 90-degree and 45-degree versions and two different sizes of each. The 90-degree squares are available in 2-1/2” or 6” blade lenghts with metric or inch scales engraved along the edges. The 45-degree squares are available in 2-1/2” or 3-1/2” blade lengths. All four have 3/4" long return legs.
To really appreciate how these two layout tools pay for themselves by saving time and ensuring accurate layout, take on a typical assignment: Transferring a square or 45-degree layout line from one side of a board to the other. With a saddle square, you mark the top side and one edge without moving the square; then simply flip the board over and repeat. Now try doing the same thing with a combination square. It takes twice as long, and there's no guarantee that edge and face layout lines will meet precisely.
Our 90-degree saddle squares are 3-1/2” wide with “blades” that extend 2-1/2” or 6” on the face and 3/4" along the edge of the workpiece. Inch or metric scales are inscribed along the beveled edges to make measured layouts quick, easy and precise. The two 45-degree saddle squares have a similar design with blades that extend 2-1/2” or 3-1/2” on the face and 3/4" along the edge, and is the perfect tool for laying out miters because it easily allows you to make exactly aligned face and edge markings –a frequent requirement for these joints.
If you already own other squares from Woodpeckers you know the care and quality that goes into all of our tools. Each square is CNC machined from a solid billet of aircraft-grade aluminum, hand finished, anodized and carefully engraved. Tolerances are kept at least within a thousandth of an inch. No, we didn't invent saddle squares. But Woodpeckers Saddle Squares take this workshop workhorse to an entirely new level of quality and versatility.
Order deadline is August 13, 2012. We plan to ship these items November 2012. As always, we will not charge your credit card until the item is ready to ship (excludes Paypal orders).
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