Holy Pythagorean Theorem , Batman !!

 Forum topic by Dusty56 posted 04-16-2012 05:30 PM 4862 views 2 times favorited 15 replies
 Dusty5611812 posts in 3440 days 04-16-2012 05:30 PM Topic tags/keywords: resource jig tip tool gauge http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2084361/38150/Woodpeckers-OneTime-Tool-40-Pythagoras-Gauge.aspx Looks like something we could make for ourselves : ) Product Information:Get 90 degree angles right (no pun intended) with an innovative tool based on an ancient equation! a2 + b2 = c2. It’s been over 2500 years since Pythagoras wrote down that simple formula. Builders, carpenters and woodworkers still use the Pythagorean Theorem every day to make sure a “right” angle is truly 90 degrees. You can apply the “3-4-5” triangle rule, measuring the three sides of a triangle to see if you get the exact ratios that indicate a square corner. You can also measure the a, b & c sides of the triangle and test for square using the a2 + b2 = c2 equation. But Woodpeckers Pythagoras Gauges give you a much faster way to apply the Pythagorean Theorem without doing any measuring or math. Woodpecker’s Pythagoras Gauges are easy and foolproof to use, and enable you to test for square with speed and accuracy that would make Pythagoras’ head spin. Our gauges test for square based on three points of contact. Set the point of the gauge’s short leg into the corner, and then see if the remaining two pointed ends touch the sides of the assembly. Three points of contact signify a right angle. If there’s just two points of contact, the third point’s distance from the edge will tell you exactly how much the angle is off. With our Pythagoras Gauges, you won’t need to fuss with your tape measure or calculator, or squint along the edges of a conventional square. Woodpeckers Pythagoras Gauges are made in four sizes: 7”, 12”, 24” and 40”. This range of sizes will enable you to cover corners from small jewelry boxes right on up to large cabinets and even decks. These tools are simple but very accurate. Each part is machined from aircraft grade aluminum, anodized for smart appearance and durability, and assembled by hand. Woodpeckers Pythagoras Gauges are made to order. Deadline to place your order is Monday April 30th, 2012. Delivery is scheduled for end of July, 2012. -- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!