Woodpeckers Saddle T-Square
Whether you have 40 years of woodworking experience or 40 hours, those tiny lines on rules and tapes can be difficult to see and even more difficult to transfer accurately to your work. Woodpeckers Saddle T-Squares improve your lay out accuracy with three unique features – a series of holes to guide your pencil, an edge that wraps around your work, and a high-contrast laser-engraved scale. These three great features are packed into tools that easily drop in your shop apron or carpenter jeans pocket, so you’re always ready for precision layout work.
Woodpeckers Saddle T-Squares
Precision Parallel Scribing. The first thing people notice when they see our Saddle T-Squares is the array of holes perforating the center of the blade. The holes are perfectly spaced 1/32" apart and are sized just right for the tip of a mechanical pencil. Laying down a line parallel to the edge of your stock is as simple as finding the hole you want, dropping in a pencil and sliding the Saddle T along the edge.
Wrap Around Marking. Instead of struggling to re-align a square to transfer a mark from the face to the edge, with the Saddle T-Square you can do it in one fluid motion. The 3/4" deep reference edge is machined perfectly in line with the scale edge.
Beveled Edges and High Contrast. When you do need the scale, you’ll never find one easier to read than the scale on the Saddle T-Square. The aluminum body is anodized in our familiar “Woodpeckers Red” and the laser engraved scale is bright white. It’s much easier to see than most other rules, even in poor lighting conditions. We also beveled the edges 30 degrees. That puts the calibrations right down on top of your work, eliminating parallax viewing error. Prefer Metric? We make the same tool with the pencil-tip guide holes on a 1mm grid and metric scales on the edges.
Designed and Built to Last. Woodpeckers Saddle T-Squares are milled from one solid block of aircraft grade aluminum on our state-of-the-art CNC milling centers. Every edge is chamfered, making the tool comfortable to work with and easy to hold. Even the tiny pencil holes have beveled edges to guide your pencil tip in place. The red anodized surface not only looks great, it reduces friction with your work.
Choose Your Size or Get the Whole Set. We make the Saddle T-Squares in 4", 6", 8" and 12" lengths and metric equivalents. Each size is available individually, or cover all your layout needs with a full set. The set includes all four sizes, in your choice of inch or metric scales and your choice of a Woodpeckers molded case, a Systainer or our brand new wall mountable Saddle-T Rack-it. Both cases include a custom-fit foam liner to keep your Saddle-T’s safe when you’re not using them.
This former OneTIME Tool design is joining our permanent product line-up. Like all Woodpeckers products, the Saddle T-Squares are precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio, factory.
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Squares - FAQ
Q: What is the difference between the Aluminum and Stainless Steel squares besides material?
A: The biggest difference besides the material the squares are made out of is the marking holes that are milled into the stainless steel squares that are not milled in the aluminum versions. These holes allow for marking layout lines for projects. The Stainless Steel Square blade is approximately 1/16” in thickness where the Aluminum blade is approximately ⅛”. The thinner blade and the marking holes along the blade of the Stainless Steel Square allows for it to be better used for lay out lines. The thicker blade of the Aluminum Square is better suited for making sure work pieces are perpendicular to each other.
Q: How accurate are your squares compared to others on the market?
A: Our squares are milled and inspected to be within tolerances of .001” per foot or .0085°.