INTRODUCTION TO SQUARES

Empire squares are trusted by builders and craftsmen everywhere because they are precise, durable and dependable. Used for marking, checking and cutting perfect 90° angles, Empire's line includes Combination Squares, Rafter Squares. Framing Squares and T-Squares.

COMBINATION SQUARES
The woodworker's square, ideal for measuring and marking 45° and 90° angles, as quick and accurate. With a self-aligning drawbolt that allows you to lock blade into position, Empire's Combination Squares range from 6'' to 16''.
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RAFTER SQUARES Click here for Rafter Square Secrets
Reliable and tough, designed for maximum accuracy and ease of use. Empire's high visibility, deep stamped, long lasting graduations and thick edges make marking and cutting safe and easy.
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FRAMING SQUARES
Carpenters depend on these layout squares that feature easy to read numbers with convenient rafter tables. Most commonly used for stairs and roof rafter layout - paired with Empire's brass stair gauges, repeat markings are a breeze.
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T-SQUARES
These squares are easy to read, and accurate with large, bold numbers and graduations. Some models feature a head that adjusts to any angle. 30°, 45°, 60° and 75° angles marked.
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  • SOUL OF A BUILDER SINCE 1919
    • 1919
    • 1922
      1922
      Adjustable level
      invented by Empire
    • 1935
      1935
      First torpedo level
    • 1956
      1956
      Empire introduces
      Extruded Aluminum levels
    • 1965
      1965
      Empire invents the
      Magnetic level
    • 1967
      1967
      Mono Vial
      revolutionizes
      the industry
    • 1978
      1978
      Empire develops
      Polycast® levels
    • 1994
      1994
      Titan Box level
      is introduced
    • 2004
      2004
      Empire introduces
      True Blue®
    • 2005
      2005
      e70 is
      introduced
    • 2006
      2006
      em71 is
      introduced
    • 2007
      2007
      e50 is
      introduced
    • 2009
      2009
      True Blue® e100
      is introduced
    • 2013
      2013
      True Blue® Second Generation e2G Introduced