Speed® Square

The Swanson® Speed® Square was first developed by company founder Albert Swanson in 1925. This innovative tool combines 5 tools into 1: 1. Try Square, 2. Miter Square, 3. Saw Guide, 4. Line Scriber, & 5. Protractor. The Speed® Square is die-cast for durability and accuracy. Made of heavy-gauge aerospace aluminum alloy, it is built to last. Black-filled gradations stand out against a matte finish for easy reading. The Speed® Square includes the Swanson® Blue Book of Rafter Length and Roof Construction and also features markings for using the Swanson® One-Number® Method of rafter layout. The Swanson® Speed® Square is our most popular product and remains the most trusted square of its kind.  Look for the Diamond® cutout for genuine Swanson® products.

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  • The Speed® Square, made in the USA since 1925, is essential for every carpenter, construction professional, roofer, and DIYer.

  • Multi-tool: Try square, miter square, saw guide, line scriber, and protractor. For what it does, the Speed® Square belongs on every tradesman's tool bench.

  • Includes pocket-sized Swanson® Blue Book—a comprehensive reference guide with our One-Number® Method to help workmen make correct angle cuts for any pitched roof.

  • Features: 1/4 in. spaced scribing notches and the Diamond® cutout for easy rafter seat cuts and scribing the most common and popular stud widths

  • Gradations included for marking common, hip, valley, and jack rafters. Useful for determining and marking angles and making square cuts on boards.

  • Heavy-gauge billet aluminum alloy construction is die-cast for increased accuracy over laser-etched and extruded stamped rafter squares.

  • High-visibility, black gradations with a non-glare, matte finish for easy reading in any lighting conditions

  • Use this Speed® Square to determine out-of-square corners, angles, etc.

  • When used as a saw guide, the Speed® Square makes truing up a board easy

  • Look for the trademarked Diamond® cutout on all of our genuine Swanson® products

Specifications Assets
  • Dimensions (in.)—7.25 x 7 x .875
  • Packaged with the 44-page Swanson® Blue Book