Frequently Asked Questions
What is a drafting T-square?
What are the uses of a T-square?
What is the stopping rocker for a T-square?
How do I use a T-square when working on drywall?
Which type of T-square is better: one that’s attached with screws or one that’s attached with glue?
How to Draw Using a T-Square and a Set Square
Among all technical drawing instruments, a T-square is one of the most useful and versatile. Because of its long, straight shaft, it can be used for drawing straight lines. It also features a shorter shaft, also called a head, which allows the long shaft to serve as a guide for set squares. Simply fasten the T-square’s head onto the side of the drawing table, place the set square right above its shaft, and you can draw vertical or diagonal lines evenly and quickly.
Using a T-square and a set square can be beneficial to technical drawings. This video shows just how straightforward it is to draw vertical lines with these drafting instruments.
Drawing lines horizontally, vertically, or diagonally cannot be done with the use of rulers alone. Without a steady base, drawing with straight edges, even those with non-slip back surfaces, may possibly result in lines being drawn all over the place. This is why a T-square is an essential tool for technical drawings. The head at the end of its shaft can be used to securely hold the T-square at the edge of the drawing table, while its long blade can serve as a support for other drafting tools such as triangles and rulers. In addition to this convenient function, it can also help in drawing straight lines and checking measurements.
T-squares, which are available here on Engineer Warehouse, feature calibrations on their edges so that users can draw with accurate measurements. The long blades also have smooth, straight edges for drawing lines as straight as an arrow. Made of durable wood or aluminum, some of these T-squares can also be used for measuring and cutting drywall without getting damaged. They come in different sizes ranging from 12 to 48 inches, perfect for various applications.