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Buy a TS-1.5 Try Square and an MS-1.5v2 Miter Square together and get over 20% off!

The TS-1.5v2 Try Square is the middle brother of the Bridge City set of three fixed blade try squares. With all the same high-quality features of its siblings, it gives you the option to use the right tool for the size of the project.

The MS-1.5v2 Miter Square 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 Try Square and the Miter Square have 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. 

Features/Benefits - TS-1.5v2 Try Square
6” hardened stainless steel blade accurate to .002”. The blade is treated to be corrosion-resistant and have a superior matte finish which is non-glare and easy to mark with a pencil. The corners are rounded to avoid damage if dropped. The handle is ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip and it is easy to hold in any orientation. The handle design allows for the blade to be re-squared if needed. An 8:1 dovetail cutout provides for convenient layout of dovetails on any edge.

Features/Benefits - MS-1.5v2 Miter Square
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.

Dimensions - TS-1.5v2 Try Square
Overall length: 3-7/8” (97.7mm)
Height: 6-1/2”
Width: 1-3/16” (30.2 mm)

Dimensions - MS-1.5v2 Miter Square
Overall blade length: 8.98” (228mm).
Overall handle length: 4.66” (118.4mm).
Handle width: 1.34” (34mm).

What's Included
TS-1.5v2 Try Square AND MS-1.5v2 Miter Square

Customer Reviews

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I dropped my square on the floor causing it to go out-of-square.   Can it be fixed?

Yes, it can be re-squared.  That is the purpose of the orange insert.  It was designed to be loose so that the tool can be taken apart should it need to be re-squared or fixed.   It also permits a secure grip when squaring stock. As John Economaki often commented, "the colored insert is a fun way to entertain the user.  Layout tools are just like rattles to woodworkers.  They bring joy."

 

How do I re-square my try square?

All of the try squares, the TS 1v2; TS 1.5v2 and the TS 2v2 are field adjustable and can be adjusted by the user by following the steps below:  

IF YOU HAVE A KNOWN 90 DEGREE REFERENCE

1) Using the proper sized hex-key wrench, loosen one screw and then tighten it just a little bit. Loose the other three screws.

2) Place the square against a known 90 degree reference and note which way the blade needs to be adjusted.

3) Clamp the blade of the square in a wood vise. Gently tap the handle in the direction needed to make the square mate with the reference. This may take three or four attempts. Once it mates, tighten the one screw that was semi-tight, check again for square and then tighten the remaining three screws.

4) NOTE: The set screws are stainless steel. If you tighten them too tight, you will break the head of the screw off and the tool will need to be sent back to Bridge City for repair. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THESE FOUR SCREWS!

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A KNOWN 90 DEGREE REFERENCE:

Using a known straight reference, align the square flush with the reference and scribe a line. Flip the square 180 degrees and scribe a second line. By splitting the distance at the widest end, an empirical 90 degrees can be determined. Using the technique described above, adjust the square until there is no gap when the square is flipped against the straight reference.

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."

Buy a TS-1.5 Try Square and an MS-1.5v2 Miter Square together and get over 20% off!

The TS-1.5v2 Try Square is the middle brother of the Bridge City set of three fixed blade try squares. With all the same high-quality features of its siblings, it gives you the option to use the right tool for the size of the project.

The MS-1.5v2 Miter Square 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 Try Square and the Miter Square have 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. 

Features/Benefits - TS-1.5v2 Try Square
6” hardened stainless steel blade accurate to .002”. The blade is treated to be corrosion-resistant and have a superior matte finish which is non-glare and easy to mark with a pencil. The corners are rounded to avoid damage if dropped. The handle is ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip and it is easy to hold in any orientation. The handle design allows for the blade to be re-squared if needed. An 8:1 dovetail cutout provides for convenient layout of dovetails on any edge.

Features/Benefits - MS-1.5v2 Miter Square
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.

Dimensions - TS-1.5v2 Try Square
Overall length: 3-7/8” (97.7mm)
Height: 6-1/2”
Width: 1-3/16” (30.2 mm)

Dimensions - MS-1.5v2 Miter Square
Overall blade length: 8.98” (228mm).
Overall handle length: 4.66” (118.4mm).
Handle width: 1.34” (34mm).

What's Included
TS-1.5v2 Try Square AND MS-1.5v2 Miter Square

Customer Reviews

Read Reviews | Write a review

I dropped my square on the floor causing it to go out-of-square.   Can it be fixed?

Yes, it can be re-squared.  That is the purpose of the orange insert.  It was designed to be loose so that the tool can be taken apart should it need to be re-squared or fixed.   It also permits a secure grip when squaring stock. As John Economaki often commented, "the colored insert is a fun way to entertain the user.  Layout tools are just like rattles to woodworkers.  They bring joy."

 

How do I re-square my try square?

All of the try squares, the TS 1v2; TS 1.5v2 and the TS 2v2 are field adjustable and can be adjusted by the user by following the steps below:  

IF YOU HAVE A KNOWN 90 DEGREE REFERENCE

1) Using the proper sized hex-key wrench, loosen one screw and then tighten it just a little bit. Loose the other three screws.

2) Place the square against a known 90 degree reference and note which way the blade needs to be adjusted.

3) Clamp the blade of the square in a wood vise. Gently tap the handle in the direction needed to make the square mate with the reference. This may take three or four attempts. Once it mates, tighten the one screw that was semi-tight, check again for square and then tighten the remaining three screws.

4) NOTE: The set screws are stainless steel. If you tighten them too tight, you will break the head of the screw off and the tool will need to be sent back to Bridge City for repair. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THESE FOUR SCREWS!

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A KNOWN 90 DEGREE REFERENCE:

Using a known straight reference, align the square flush with the reference and scribe a line. Flip the square 180 degrees and scribe a second line. By splitting the distance at the widest end, an empirical 90 degrees can be determined. Using the technique described above, adjust the square until there is no gap when the square is flipped against the straight reference.

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."