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Rafter Pro

Rafter Pro rafter layout tool

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UPC Code: 899820000013
Shipping Weight: 1 Pounds
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There are other tools and methods for rafter layout, but they all rely on complex mathematics and methods for rafter layout. Rafter Pro requires no complicated math or formulas. In addition, no other technique can compensate for variations in specific pieces of lumber, but Rafter Pro does. This means less wasted lumber due to inaccurate measurements.

Rafter Pro is a self-contained tool that will perform many of the functions of a standard carpenter's square with some additional components that allow it to do what no other tool can do. It has a heavy-duty cord that connects to the exclusive one-man-helper. This part makes it possible to lay out a rafter unassisted. The metal L-bar adjusts for various sizes of wood stock and assist in tracing your cuts. And included carpenter's pencil fits into its own holder. When not in use, all of the parts fits snugly into the body of the tool.

Here's an overview of how to cut a common rafter using the Rafter Pro technique:

  1. Simply attach the one-man-helper to your ridge board and unwind the cord until the tool reaches the top plate.
  2. Read your angle. You now have the length of your rafter and the angle for the seat and tail cuts.
  3. Make several marketings based on this information and you're ready to cut!

That's it, you have made a common rafter.

No Complicated Math, no tape measure, no calculator

Faster, easier and more efficient than other methods

Saves time and lumber,

A must have tool for additions, stairs, gazebos and sheds.

Accurately lays out commons, hips, valleys, jacks and uneven pitched roofs.

Calculates birds mouth cut with ease.

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35 of 75 found the following review helpful:
Cant get any easier

by a member from Ohioville PA USA on Apr 17, 2006

I am a do it yourself kind of person. I was in the process of adding on to my existing home after pricing truses I decided to get one of these Rafter Pro tools and try to cut my costs. I was a bit hesitant because I never made a rafter in my life. This tool is easy and simple to use, the first rafter I made fit like I was doing this for 20 years. ( Perfect )

62 of 112 found the following review helpful:

by a member on Sep 7, 2005

Hi iam the inventor of Rafter Pro just a average guy that had a idea. This tool works my 12 year old daughter can lay out rafters with the tool and she demos it for me at shows.Treat it like a jig and it will easily lay out rafters and staircases. I could never figure out how to do rafters or stairs. I am a handyman and do a lot of addtoins and decks on houses. I use to dread thinking about making a rafter or set of steps but now with the Rafter Pro I just do it. Bottom line it works

82 of 141 found the following review helpful:
great tool!

by a member from PA on Apr 1, 2005

This tool made my job alot easier building my shed roof. It gave me the angles without any calculations in just a few steps, saved me time and money with no wasted wood. Great for the do-it-yourselfer!!

Product Specifications

Product Options:
Sizes: one size
Color(s): gray

Product Dimensions:
Length: 8 inches
Width: 8 inches
Height: 1 inches

Package Dimensions:
Length: 37500.00 inches
Width: 38231.00 inches
Height: 1 1/4 inches
Weight: 2.2 oz Pounds

Shipping Carton:
Carton Length: 9 5/8 inches
Carton Width: 10 inches
Carton_Depth: 10 inches
Carton Weight: 8.6 oz Pounds
Items Per Container: 6

Other Information:
UPC Code: 899820000013
Packaging Type: Clamshell,
Power Requirements: (NONE) BUT I have master carton that holds 50 to a box
Construction: Plastic
Optional Extras: String,One man helper,S hook,L bar
Patents: 6725556


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