BORA Try Squares

BORA Dares To Be Square!

BORA®, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, just released a Try Square.  Available in two sizes, 8-inch and 12-inch, the BORA Try Square is a great addition to any shop.

A try square is a woodworking or a metal working tool used for marking and measuring material.   The term “square” refers to the tool’s primary use of measuring material accuracy at a right angle;  to “try a surface” is to check its straightness or correspondence to an adjoining surface.  I find myself doing this alot when joining wood or using my block plane.

I use a try square to check wood cuts, score cut lines, check block plane edges, for router layouts and tool blade set ups for square as well as flatness.

TIP:  I use the 12″ try square as a straight cut guide when cutting with a circular saw – its fast, reliable and easy to do.

The old woodworking saying, “straight , square, smooth” requires a try square!

The BORA Try Square is stock is constructed out of durable polyethylene and the blade is stainless steel.   It has four molded angle guides: 22.5-, 45-, 67.5- and 90-degrees. These marks allow the user to verify layouts for complex angles.  The Try Square also features a “stability ledge,” which keeps the ruler flat to the work surface for 90-degree layouts.  I especially liked this feature.

I’ve never really used try squares as rulers but the BORA ruler has 1/16-inch and 1/32-inch etched graduations, that I found real easy-to-read.  When testing these squares in the shop I took a liking to them.  their light, durable and reliably square.

The BORA Try Squares have a lifetime warranty.



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