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Drafting T-Squares

We carry a variety of professional T-Squares that are meant for daily use by anyone who works in the art or design field. A T-Square works great in both schools and professional environments, and it’s the perfect tool for anyone who needs to produce a perfect straight line in a hurry. Feel free to look at what we have at Engineering Supply, so you can find the right drafting square for your specific needs.

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Drafting is all about precision, so your drawings must communicate clearly. If you want to draw by hand, you need them to be clean and precise. And a straightedge is one of the most important tools for completing this task. Not only will you get a higher-quality drawing, but you’ll also save time and frustration. A parallel rule gives you a wide area to work with because it keeps every line straight, horizontal, and parallel. To draw vertical lines, you can set a triangle on top of the parallel rule. And you can do use the same tool combination to draw diagonal lines. The drafting T-Square is a classic tool that can be placed on the edge of any straight table, but there are a variety of straightedges that can be used to draw straight lines.


The assembly of the Alumnicolor T-Square involves an auto-screwdriver system that uses a vibrating screw feeder bowl. Screws travel through the tube to the screwdriver, as the drafting T-Square is put in the jig to ensure accuracy. Each box is made of 60 units, which includes both the back and the assembly. A clear stitcher holds the poly sleeve on, while the cardboard protects them from scratching. And the shafts are tied together to keep them from sliding. These T-Squares come in two different styles. Approximately 4,800 units of the standard version are being manufactured each year, while about 5,000 units of the pro version are being made every year.

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The drafting T-Square is a classic tool that’s perfect for drawing straight lines, and it can be used by both architectural and drafting professionals. While computer technology has moved this application into the digital space, the practice of hand drafting has still remained strong. Many architects and engineers still prefer to the use the T-square for hand-drawing blueprints and designs. And because they use these drafting tools on a daily basis, they need tools that will last for the long haul. That’s why Engineering Supply carries quality tools that are made by some of the best manufacturers in the industry. Feel free to look at what we have in stock. We’re sure you’ll be able to find the right drafting square for your specific needs.


Whether you’re a drafting student or a working professional, the T-square is a perfect tool. Not only can it be used to draw perfect parallel lines, but it can also be combined with other straightedges to draw perpendicular or parallel lines. Every design needs to be clean and to scale, which is why you need to have the right drafting tools at your disposal. Here at Engineering Supply, we pride ourselves in providing quality tools for the drafting professional. But even if you’re a student who is still learning the field, you want your tools to last over the long haul. Feel free to look at what we have in our store, so you can find a tool that will meet your needs.

What are the uses of a T-Square?

A T-Square can be used to draw horizontal lines on a drafting table, but it can also be used as a guide to draw vertical or diagonal lines. The name comes from its resemblance to the “letter T,” and it comes in a variety of sizes or lengths. This type of drafting square can also be used to cut drywall. These tools are usually made of aluminum and have a tongue that’s 48 inches long. Some table saws have a T-Square fence, which are attached through a railing system on the front end of the table. A drafting T-Square has two parts — a long shaft (called the “blade”) and a short shaft (called the “stock” or “head”). And it will usually has a transparent plastic edge, which needs to be free of any nicks or cracks if you want your lines to be smooth and straight.

Who invented the T-Square?

William Ford Robinson Stanley (February 2 1829 - August 14, 1909) was an engineer who designed and manufactured a number of precision drawing and mathematical instruments, which included the T-Square. He was skilled in the field of architecture, and he formed the first trade schools in the United Kingdom. When he died, most of his estate went to trade schools and their students in South London. And he was a member of several professional organizations (including the Royal Society of the Arts, the Royal Meteorological Society, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the British Astronomical Association). He was also a painter, musician, photographer, and an author of a number of publications (which included plays, children’s books, and political treaties).

What is a square tool?

A square tool can be used to mark cuts, measure angles, and check the squareness of edges. It has become a standard tool for carpenters, but it has many other uses as well. Both the combination and speed squares are used in carpentry and a few other related fields, and there are a couple of others that can be used for drywall and framing. Architects and engineers often use a drafting T-Square, which is a versatile and flexible tool that can be slid across a flat table. The handle will be made of either wood or plastic, while the blade can be moved in a way that the designer feels is necessary.

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