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Empire Level New Rafter & Framing Squares

What do you think of when you think Empire?  If your in the Chicago area, you probably think of carpeting.  However we will save that for another day.  Today we are talking about Empire Levels.  Not to long ago Milwaukee bought out Empire Levels.  So you know what that means?  It’s only a matter of time before Milwaukee gets their hands on these tools and find creative ways to turn a simple rafter square into a more useful tool.  Not that a rafter square isn’t useful, it’s probably one of the most diverse tools around. The day is here,...

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Johnson Johnny Square – 7″ Aluminum Rafter Square RAS-1 – Review

Want a quality USA built rafting square?  Look no further, Johnson Level has released the RAS-1 Johnny Square.  The square has a few features that make it stand out from other squares.  It has a scribe marks so your pencil stays locked and you get a consistent straight line.  There is a beer bottle opener in the center of the tool for those end of the day beers.  Or for those of you that like to pound some beers at lunch before the superintendent comes back from lunch.  The markings are deep and easy to read, they are mirrored...

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Johnson Drywall Scoring Square

Cutting drywall is easy, but it does take some time.  Well not any more.  Johnson introduced the Drywall Scoring Square.  Just rest the top of the square on the drywall, insert your utility blade in the correct hole and slide the square to score the drywall.  Yes, it’s as easy as that… almost.  It does take some practice.  The first couple of cuts, you will get the square to ride up and not produce a straight cut.  Once you get use to the system, then it’s very easy. You may remember we did a review of the Wall Buddy that has...

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Tri-Vise Review

How many times have you cut a piece of material when you have it resting against your leg?  If your like me, proababy the same amount of times you have made a cut without safety glass, one two many.  Well we all know this is dangerous, but sometimes we just want to make a quick cut and don’t even think about the dangers of doing this.  Well the people over at Tri-Vise did and invented a cool, simple tool to help us all out.  Its called the Plate Vise This is a very simple, but effective way to make...

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