Committed to developing layout and measurement solutions that provide trusted accuracy from project planning through project finish, Empire® Level has introduced the next generation of its TRUE BLUE® Rafter, Framing, and Combination Squares. The new squares are designed with an array of enhancements, such as permanent laser etched markings and advanced scribing features, for maximum life and accuracy.
The 7” and 12” High-Visibility Laser Etched Rafter Squares feature SCRIBE-GUIDE™, a uniquely designed scribe notch pattern for marking at 1/2” and 1/4” increments. Permanent laser etched markings provide superior readability in any light condition, and a 15% wider heel than other rafter squares on the market, which allows for better hold and stability on materials during marking and cutting applications. The Rafter Squares are produced using an extruded aluminum design, which provides superior durability when compared to other rafter squares available today.
The Laser Etched Framing Square features ARC-SCRIBE™, a new feature that provides common radiuses for marking window and door arches. The square is also designed with permanent laser etched markings for superior readability in any light condition; graduation marks at 1/8”, 1/10”, 1/12”, and 1/16”; and convenient conversion tables for common rafter and brace cuts. In addition, the square is made of lightweight anodized aluminum that will not rust.
The 6”, 12”, and 16” TRUE BLUE Combination Squares are redesigned with an improved Blade-Lock™ for faster adjustments and a more secure hold, a Dual-Pitch™ vial for checking 1º and 2º slope, and rational head dimensions for quick checks of common dimensions. They also feature an etched stainless-steel blade and onboard storage for a hardened scriber.
The Empire Next Generation Rafter, Framing, and Combination Squares join an array of high-performing next generation product upgrades Empire has recently launched to expand its range of advanced layout solutions. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, these squares confirm Empire’s commitment to quality and innovation for users on the jobsite and in the shop.