I have been working on my house for the last year and the one tool myself or another carpenter or tradesmen rely on is their square. The framing square is a multi-tool that is a must-have. You can figure out angles, create straight lines for cutting, use it for a cutting guide and so many more uses for this handly little tool. There are a lot of framing squares to pick from but for me, I want a metal square. A plastic square works just the same but I like the durability of metal. Which brings me to the Milwaukee 7″ Rafter Square
Milwaukee 7″ Rafter Square – Information
- Name – Milwaukee 7″ Magnetic Rafter Square
- Model – MLSQM070
- Price – $25
- Where to Buy – The Home Depot
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Milwaukee 7″ Rafter Square – Features
The Milwaukee 7″ Rafter Square not only looks cool with the red and white contrast but it has some very practical and time-saving features.
- Scribe notches from 1″-6″ for easy lumber ripping
- 1″ cutout props pipe for easy cutout
- 3 rare earth magnetics
- Machined extruded aluiminum
- Reinforced frame for durability
- Etched marketing for high visiability
- 1-1/8″ heel
Milwaukee 7″ Rafter Square – Our Thoughts
As I noted earlier, I have come to rely on my framing square for so many applications. While this size square isn’t very heavy, I do like the aluminum build as it does lightening up the weight and gives it a nice feel. Second, I love how easy it is to read the numbers. My current square is all one color, gray. Sometimes the all gray is very hard to read. So the Milwaukee brings a nice contrast.
I also like the magnetics as they are very stron. I don’t do much in plumbing or electrical but it’s a nice feature to have. The same goes for the 1″ pipe cutout. I don’t use that but can see where it could come in extremly handy for an electrician.
Milwaukee 7″ Rafter Square – Wrap Up
I know a square isn’t a sexy tool but it is a must have tool for the trades. The red and white contrast gives it a nice added feature that not many other squares offer. Not sure why more companies don’t offer a multi color square. Overall, I like the square. I wouldn’t run out and trade up to this square but if I needed a square, this would be my go to option.