Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools
Framing Squares

Framing Squares

On this page you find a range of large squares, mainly used by carpenters.

The Japanese framing squares with a white background and large black numerals are exceptionally easy to read, even in poor light. Plus the numerals at 5-cm intervals are picked out in red. These squares are a first choice for older users whose eyesight may already be somewhat impaired.

The HEDUE Alpha squares (Multi Marker) are available in tempered stainless spring steel or powder coated steel; they feature a very precise etched scale.

The STARRETT screw-on stair gage fixtures and the VERITAS fence turn any of the squares shown into accurate try squares!

SHINWA Japanese Framing Square flexible Scales on both sides
The graduations are extremely easy to read off, even in poor light! This avoids measuring errors! The white powder coating is tough and durable.
Accuracy: less than 0.1 mm deviation from a right angle per 100 mm length. This is a very good value for a framing square.

Japanese Framing Square flexible 30 cm
Cross section 15 x 1.5 mm
Scale length of long blade 300 mm
Scale length of short blade 150 mm
Total length of long blade 320 mm
Total length of short blade 160 mm
Code 311100CartPrice € 29.50

Japanese Framing Square flexible 50 cm
Cross section 15 x 1.5 mm
Scale length of long blade 500 mm
Scale length of short blade 250 mm
Total length of long blade 520 mm
Total length of short blade 260 mm
Code 311101CartPrice € 32.50
SHINWA Japanese Framing Square rigid Scales on both sides
The graduations are extremely easy to read off, even in poor light! This avoids measuring errors! The white powder coating is tough and durable.
Accuracy: less than 0.1 mm deviation from a right angle per 100 mm length. This is a very good value for a framing square.

Japanese Framing Square rigid 30 cm
Cross section 20 x 2 mm
Outside scale length of long blade 300 mm
Inside scale length of long blade 250 mm
Outside scale length of short blade 150 mm
Inside scale length of short blade 100 mm
Total length of long blade 320 mm
Total length of short blade 160 mm
With hole Ø 8 mm
Code 311105CartPrice € 32.50

Japanese Framing Square rigid 50 cm
Cross section 20 x 2 mm
Outside scale length of long blade 500 mm
Inside scale length of long blade 450 mm
Outside scale length of short blade 250 mm
Inside scale length of short blade 200 mm
Total length of long blade 520 mm
Total length of short blade 260 mm
Code 311106CartPrice € 34.50
SHINWA Japanese Framing Square rigid 60 cm Will be translated soon!
Wenn Ihnen japanische Zimmermannswinkel bisher zu klein waren: dieser Zimmermannswinkel kommt mit insgesamt 63 cm Länge an die Größe westlicher Zimmermannswinkel heran. Mit seinen sehr gut lesbaren 4 Skalen auf jeder Seite und der rostfreien Ausführung ist er eine echte Alternative zu den westlichen Winkeln. Die Rückseite sieht genauso aus wie die Vorderseite, daher ist dieser Winkel vielseitig anwendbar. Die Skalen sind so angeordnet, dass sowohl Außen- wie auch Innenmessungen möglich sind. Tiefe Lasergravur.
Material: Stainless steel
Accuracy: less than 0.1 mm deviation from a right angle per 100 mm length.
Cross section 30 x 2 mm
Outside scale length of long blade 600 mm
Inside scale length of long blade 550 mm
Outside scale length of short blade 300 mm
Inside scale length of short blade 250 mm
Total length of long blade 630 mm
Total length of short blade 330 mm
Code 311113CartPrice € 59.95
HEDUE Framing Square The HEDUE framing square is made of stainless spring steel. The stainless steel is spotwelded at the corner (4 clean, flat-ground, spotwelds) and is has an unusual level of accuracy and quality for this type of tool. HEDUE's manufacturing standard for these squares is the right angle cannot be off more than 0.005 mm per centimeter of length. So for the 60 cm square, that works out to 0.3 mm, and for the 1 meter square it is 0.5 mm. The arms measure 35 mm by 1.2 mm, and 2.5 mm at the welded corner overlap.

The short arm of the square has marking holes spaced at 5 mm. The long arm features an easy-to-read scale both inside and outside. Click on the enlargement to have a closer look at the details.

Size CodePrice
600 x 280 mm
Code 307004CartPrice € 16.80
700 x 300 mm
Code 307005CartPrice € 17.70
800 x 320 mm
Code 307006CartPrice € 19.20
1000 x 380 mm
Code 307007CartPrice € 20.95
Japanese Framing Square rigid Comes with well readable graduation on both sides (all 4 edges) of the blade.
The blade is 20 mm wide and 2 mm thick. Made of stainless steel, surface chrome plated. Available in 2 sizes.
Enlargement - short blade turned to left (280 KB)
Enlargement - short blade turned to right (280 KB)

Framing Square rigid 30 cm
Cross section 20 x 2 mm
Outside scale length of long blade 300 mm
Inside scale length of long blade 250 mm
Outside scale length of short blade 150 mm
Inside scale length of short blade 100 mm
Total length of long blade 320 mm
Total length of short blade 160 mm
With hole Ø 8 mm
Code 309614CartPrice € 24.50

Framing Square rigid 50 cm
Cross section 20 x 2 mm
Outside scale length of long blade 500 mm
Inside scale length of long blade 450 mm
Outside scale length of short blade 250 mm
No inside scale
Total length of long blade 520 mm
Total length of short blade 260 mm
Code 309604CartPrice € 29.50
Japanese Framing Squares flexible Comes with well readable graduation on both sides of the blade(500 mm type 3 edges graduated, 300 mm type 2 edges graduated).
The blade is 15 mm wide and 1.2 mm thick, thickness at the outside of the corner 3.5 mm for higher stability. Made of hardened stainless steel. Available in 2 sizes.
Enlargement - short blade turned to left (280 KB)
Enlargement - short blade turned to right (280 KB)

Framing Square flexible 30 cm
Cross section 15 x 1.2 mm
Scale length of long blade 300 mm
Scale length of short blade 150 mm
Total length of long blade 320 mm
Total length of short blade 160 mm
Code 309615CartPrice € 24.50

Framing Square flexible 50 cm
Cross section 15 x 1.2 mm
Scale length of long blade 500 mm
Scale length of short blade 250 mm
Total length of long blade 520 mm
Total length of short blade 260 mm
Code 309605CartPrice € 29.50
VERITAS Square Fence This square fence makes your framing square much easier to use. The face of the square fence aligns with the edge of the workpiece while the weight of of the framing square rests on the material. The square fence quickly and securely attaches to a framing square with two brass thumbscrews. Slide the framing square fully into the slot in the face square and tighten the two thumbscrews. Note: The dimensions as read on the leg of your framing square from the edge of the workpiece will be offset by 19 mm (3/4 inch), the slot depth of the square fence. It is recommended not to use a square with marking holes in connection with this fence, as the screws can slide into the holes. Comes without square!
Length 203 mm (8 inch)
Depth of slot 19 mm (3/4 inch)
Width of slot 6.3 mm (1/4 inch)
Code 307984CartPrice € 23.50
STARRETT Pair of hexagonal Stair Gage Fixtures These hexagonal Stair Gage Fixtures, clamped to a carpenter’s framing or rafter square forms a handy gage for laying out stair stringers, hip, valley, and other rafter cuts plus many other usual cuts.
  • Nickel plated hexagonal steel for strength and restistance to rust
  • Brass clamp screw to prevent marring the blade
  • Slotted to keep two opposite hexagonal faces at right angles to the edge of the square for true work contact and postive alignment with graduations
  • suitable for a blade thickness up to 4.5 mm
  • Overal diameter 21.5 mm
Code 306435CartPrice € 26.00
HEDÜ Multi Marker This yellow powder coated Multi-marker is square, bevel and protractor all in one. Powder coated surfaces are extremely proof against scratches and corrosion resistant. For accuracy reasons the protractor cannot be removed from the square. Detail!
Graduation printed
Blade of protractor 430 mm
Long blade of square 795 mm
Short blade of square 315 mm
Code 307050CartPrice € 89.50
HEDÜ Alpha Multi Marker Classic with metric scale This Multi Marker is made of stainless spring steel. For accuracy reasons the protractor cannot be removed from the square. Detail!
Graduation edged
Blade of protractor 430 mm
Long blade of square 795 mm
Short blade of square 315 mm
Code 307067CartPrice € 89.50

HEDÜ Alpha Multi Marker Classic with INCH scale
As above, but with inch graduation
Code 307068CartPrice € 89.50
HEDÜ Alpha Multi Marker Mikro with metric scale The Multi Marker Mikro is the small counterpart of the above marker and is made of stainless spring steel. For accuracy reasons the protractor cannot be removed from the square. Detail
Graduation edged
Blade of protractor 210 mm
Long blade of square 450 mm
Short blade of square 210 mm
Code 307065CartPrice € 59.50
SHINWA Large Protractor with halfround base and two blades Measuring range 0 - 180°, with locking screw, steel body/base chrome plated essentially glare-free, blades stainless steel, graduation deeply edged.
Size of bow: D = 320 mm
Length of blade 1050 mm
Length of graduation on blade 1000 mm
Code 310358CartPrice € 399.00

Two blades extend measuring possibilities, see picture left.
Japanese Mini Carpenter’s Square by SHINWA This small square features large numerals and is ideal for low light conditions, small work pieces and scribing of wooden joints. It is made from stainless steel. Divisions are deeply etched.
Cross section 15 x 1 mm
Scale length of long blade 150 mm
Scale length of short blade 75 mm
Total length of long blade 160 mm
Total length of short blade 80 mm
Reverse side
Code 309609CartPrice € 16.90
Japanese Mini Carpenter’s Square by SHINWA This square is even easier to read than the one above, because the black numerals stand out more clearly against the white background. The edges are rounded.
Cross section 15 x 1.2 mm
Scale length of long blade 150 mm
Scale length of short blade 75 mm
Total length of long blade 160 mm
Total length of short blade 80 mm
Reverse side
Code 311109CartPrice € 19.90
Japanese Mini Carpenter’s Square with 8 Scales by SHINWA Measuring range outside up to 15 cm, inside up to 7.5 cm
Made of stainless steel, rustproof. The divisions are deep-etched and easy to read off.
Satin Chrome Finish
Deviation from rectangularity less than 0.1 mm/100 mm
Cross section 20 x 2 mm
Outside scale length of long blade 150 mm
Inside scale length of long blade 100 mm
Outside scale length of short blade 75 mm
Inside scale length of short blade 50 mm
Total length of long blade 160 mm
Total length of short blade 85 mm
With hole Ø 8 mm
Reverse side
Code 311108CartPrice € 19.90
Magnetic carpenter’s square holder

This magnetic holder for Japanese carpenter’s squares is made by SHINWA. The holder is simply attached to the belt. It is constructed in such a way that the square snaps in and cannot slide around on the magnetic holder.

Square NOT included!

Note: Fits only squares made of material with a 20 x 2 mm cross section. You’ll find several of these on this page. Squares with different cross sections cannot snap in and can therefore not be held securely!
Code 311110CartPrice € 9.90
Safety cord for Japanese carpenter’s square

Also from SHINWA is this safety cord made of a plastic-coated flexible wire. A metal square that drops from a great height can cause serious injury. It’s best to be safety-conscious and to secure your tools when working high above ground. You can also secure other tools besides squares with this safety cord, eg, spanners. A cord loop is enclosed for immediate use with a second tool.

Square and holder NOT included!

Note: Use only for squares with a hole! On this page these are 311105, 309614, 311108
Code 311112CartPrice € 7.90
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