A gift as precise as the work.
The MS-1.5v2 is the mid-size model of Bridge City’s three fixed blade miter squares. Accurate to .001” or better over the full length of the blade, it is the tool that you need for laying out perfect miter joints on projects too large for the MS-1v2 or too small for the MS-2v2.
Note: The Miter Square has been designed by John Economaki with an orange insert in the handle which is loose-fitting and allows the tool to be taken apart, should it need to be re-squared. It also permits a secure grip when squaring stock. The orange insert does not affect the functionality of the tool.
Accurate to .001” for perfect miter joints. Hardened stainless steel blade which will not be damaged when used with a marking knife. Blade surface suitable for layout pencil marks. Fully adjustable back to 45° if dropped. Ergonomic aluminum handle which is easy to use in any orientation.
Overall blade length: 8.98” (228mm).
Overall handle length: 4.66” (118.4mm).
Handle width: 1.34” (34mm).
MS-1.5v2 Miter Square
Why is the orange insert in the handle of the Miter Square loose and rattles?
The rattling in the miter square is normal and is present with all of the units. It does not affect the functionality of the tool and was part of the design of all our miter squares. The looseness allows us to take the tool apart, if need be, should we need to re-square/fix the tool. As John Economaki often commented, "the colored insert was a fun way to entertain the user - layout tools are just like rattles to woodworkers. They bring joy."
Miter joints are one of the simplest but also most frustrating joints to make. Consider that a picture frame has two miter cuts per corner and your layout tool is accurate to .003”. After 8 cuts, you will have a total tolerance add up of .024”, about 1/32” which is very visible and unacceptable. The MS-1.5v2 and is accurate to .001” on both sides of the blade, giving you a much tighter fit and beautiful joints. The blade itself is hardened stainless steel and is treated for greater corrosion resistance. It is durable enough that you can use a marking knife without fear of damaging the blade. It is also finished by glass bead blasting so that you have a superb matte finish that can be written on with a pencil and easily wiped off. The handle is ergonomically designed for a positive grip and is anodized aircraft-grade aluminum. The square is also adjustable should it ever be dropped and go out of alignment. Its styling is attractive and tempts the user to leave it out where it will always be seen.