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6 Roofing Squares compared and explained by Roger Bisby. Give us your opinion and complete the survey at the end. Roger shows you all of the different tools used by carpenters for calculating roof pitch. ———————————– #1 – Silverline SL35 Steel Framing Square Buy link: https://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Product/ProductDetail?ModelName=SL35 #2 – Swanson Speed Square Buy link: https://shorturl.at/btxIS #3 – Stanley Quick Square Buy link: https://shorturl.at/jyAC0 #4 – Roofmaster from Kingsview Optical (formally OMI Cowley) Buy link: https://www.kingsviewoptical.com/products/roofmaster #5 – Ultimate Roofing Square by Essential Carpenter Tools Buy link: https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk #6 – Roofus in the UK from UPVC Hardware Buy link: https://www.upvc-hardware.co.uk/roofus-multipurpose-tool Official Roofus site Roofus Tools Official Website ———————————– Roof Pitch Calculator https://www.omnicalculator.com/construction/roof-pitch Best apps for roofing calculation ✅ Pitch Gauge https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pitch-gauge/id389715382 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.prolificmethods.pitchgauge ✅ Roof Snap https://apps.apple.com/us/app/roofsnap-max/id869343232 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roofsnap.schemingorca ✅ Rafter Help https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rafter-help/id1006188060 ✅ Roofing Calculator Pro https://apps.apple.com/us/app/roof-calculator/id689448297 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.calc.roofingcalculator #RoofingSquares #Carpentry #Woodworking =================================================== Skill Builder Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/skillbuilder Tell us what you like: http://skill-builder.uk/vote Get in touch, send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Twitter: https://twitter.com/skillbuilderuk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillbuilderchannel Out of respect to our channel sponsors and the wide variety of people who watch our videos, we will remove comments that do not follow common standards of politeness and decency. Related PostsBest Shed Roofing System Ever! | How to Build a Shed | Part 4BROWN ROOFING AWARD BY “BEST OF THE BEST”Best Green Roofs by Estrella Roofing in PhoenixThe Best Roofing shoes to walk on steep roofs , gotta know this secret …watch this!how to video : the best Roofing S tile installation , step by step ,beautiful resultsCommercial Roofing Contractor Denver CO – Best Commercial Roofing Denver CO 303 ACE ROOF

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  • coggsy3036 6 months ago

    All these are squares are bullshit!if you don’t know what you are doing. you either know how to pitch roofs or you don’t,there’s a hell of a lot of fundamentals especially if you going from new into old,a simple adjustable roofing speed square a calculator and the knowledge you should have had from when you served your time along with the building drawings. Roger is just a wanna be carpenter that Google’s things or watches time served carpenters on YouTube.
    Ask roger to explain the dihedral angle of a hip rafter without him googling it,thing you find him scratching his head or phoning a proper carpenter like robin.

  • Build With A&E 6 months ago

    The old boy who trained me taught me to read imperial and metric so I do the same with my Guy’s, joinery work metric all day long roofing work I like to jump to both. Anyway the answer to Rogers Question which Square. The old roofing square for joinery works. Speed Square all day long because of use and being able to fit it in the work pouch. Saying that I’ve just purchased Dan's roofing square but I will get my engineer friend to mark up the Hip degree in relation to my common degree, Dan’s happy for me to doctor his square for my own ease, I will let you know Roger how it turns out.

    The History of Metric

    Metrication in the United Kingdom, the process of introducing the metric system of measurement in place of imperial units, has made steady progress since the mid–20th century but today remains equivocal and varies by context. Most of government, industry and commerce use metric units, but imperial units are officially used to specify journey distances, vehicle speeds and the sizes of returnable milk containers, beer and cider glasses (though fresh milk is often still sold in multiples of pints, with the metric equivalent also marked). Imperial units are also often used to describe body measurements and vehicle fuel economy. In schools metric units are taught and used as the norm. Imperial units that remain in common usage in the UK are also taught.

    Adopting the metric system was discussed in Parliament as early as 1818 and some industries and even some government agencies had metricated, or were in the process of metricating by the mid-1960s. A formal government policy to support metrication was agreed by 1965. This policy, initiated in response to requests from industry, was to support voluntary metrication, with costs picked up where they fell. In 1969 the government created the Metrication Board as a quango to promote and coordinate metrication. In 1978, after some carpet retailers reverted to pricing by the square yard rather than the square metre, government policy shifted, and they started issuing orders making metrication mandatory in certain sectors. In 1980 government policy shifted again to prefer voluntary metrication, and the Metrication Board was abolished. By the time the Metrication Board was wound up, all the economic sectors that fell within its remit except road signage and parts of the retail trade sector had metricated.

    The treaty of accession to the European Economic Community (EEC), which the United Kingdom joined in 1973, obliged the United Kingdom to incorporate into domestic law all EEC directives, including the use of a prescribed SI-based set of units for many purposes within five years. By 1980 most pre-packaged goods were sold using the prescribed units. Mandatory use of prescribed units for retail sales took effect in 1995 for packaged goods and in 2000 for goods sold loose by weight. The use of "supplementary indications" or alternative units (generally the traditional imperial units formerly used) was originally to have been permitted for only a limited period. That period being extended a number of times due to public resistance, until in 2009 the requirement to ultimately cease use of traditional units alongside metric units was finally removed.

  • me aul jazzer 6 months ago

    Got to be the quick square for me. Even when marking & cutting a straight edge on timber, with the base, it gives u a better grip. Plus you can butt jigsaw saws, circular saws up to it.

  • TheChipmunk2008 6 months ago

    Lol trust the merkins to do everything the hard way

  • Adrian AosFotos 6 months ago

    I really like the American system ,you can work out the whole roof pretty easily including the more complicated ones ….without too much up and down . Basically 12" per foot run on the common 17'' on the hip and 13 on an octagon .The hip drop can be done easily with the square too .Have to say that Essential Carpenters square is a gem .Cheers Roger ,Robin !!

  • David Roberts 6 months ago

    I prefer the Smallwood metric roofing square, simple to use and covers everything you could ever want. I also use the speed square but find it limited on hips and valleys unless you use the imperial rise per foot run method.

  • Maurice Casey 6 months ago

    Sort that pencil out! Use a sharpie for demos

  • Terry Hunter 6 months ago

    Whens robins roofing sqaure going to be out ?

  • Craig Smith 6 months ago

    This is a good square, pricy but has all the hip calculations on https://www.tftools.co.uk/products/copy-of-tf-tools-12-metric-roofing-square-v2-0

  • Chall Brickwork 6 months ago

    I have a speed square, for size and versatility you can’t beat it.

  • Chief Brody 6 months ago

    Thanks for the comment lads. Didn’t need to know I was a retard. Next time don’t aim for 15 year olds when ur probably 50

  • Kevin Cunningham 6 months ago

    Stanley quick square all the time

  • Rob Norman 6 months ago

    The RoofMaster is the best piece of kit out there for roofing by a country mile, I've used all the other traditional methods but there is absolutely no beating the Roofmaster, just a phenomenal tool which makes the whole process of cutting a roof far simpler even for complex roofs, i'd never go back to any of the other methods

  • Dave 101 6 months ago

    Triangles with a straight edge

  • Dave 101 6 months ago

    Is Robins roof square basically a framing square with an adjustable straight edge on it? If it is, I don’t know why they haven’t been made before?!

  • Nick Haley 6 months ago

    Speed square for me, plus a ready reckoner book or a construction master calculator. That Roofus looks far too fiddly, I can't see it does anything that a speed square can't do.
    On the Ultimate Roofing Square, when you change the angle for a hip does it automatically give you the correct birds mouth ? ie. Is the HAP correct ? (that would be useful).

  • Nick Haley 6 months ago

    Sorry to be pedant but that 72" example you gave isn't the height of the roof, its the rise of the rafter. The height of the roof is that 72" plus the height above plate (HAP).

  • sajtion 6 months ago

    nice try at explaining but that is complicated and confusing. some practical guide or direction would be useful in the future

  • Billy Bob 6 months ago

    Put a ruler along the side of the silverline square! On mine the numbers did not line up!!! More than a waste of money as it cost me time and wasted wood!!!