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A free and unique tool for building professionals Answered

This is meant to be given as a gift or used as a simple tool for building professionals. It is a safer, faster and accurate way to measure roof areas.

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Drsch
Drsch

4 years ago

I'll take one! where do a guy find em?

dans

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dueymack
dueymack

Reply 4 years ago

Thanks for your positive interest. The PDF file associated with this instructable IS the tool. Print the file out on cardstock, cut the cardstock out and drill out the 2 pivot locations and add the axles (post) making it like the picture. This tool is not for sale. It must be constructed after printing it out :-D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

Does it come with instructions?

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dueymack
dueymack

Reply 8 years ago

Assuming that you mean how to use it rather than how to make it, well, no not yet.

I have had one comment so far suggesting this and I will update very soon accordingly.

I WAS thinking it to be rather simple to figure out and thus the reason for not including this yet.

thanks for the help.

D.

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BobCat
BobCat

Reply 8 years ago

You should do an instructable on estimating roofing materials using this and enter it into a contest. I would definitely vote for it.

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dueymack
dueymack

Reply 8 years ago

I did one sort of like you are talking about in an early version and its on utube. Yes Yes you are very right but I am being engorged by a machine called a job and its sucking the life out of me right now. :-)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

You could restate the formula you use with better graphics length x width x factor = area. I thought the [x] in the box were checkmarks for something to list out the features and was trying to see what you do with the factor lookup.

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dueymack
dueymack

Reply 8 years ago

I'll do that today and upload a new PDF. Thanks for the suggestion.

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dueymack
dueymack

Reply 8 years ago

I re-edited and altered the post based on your suggestion. Hope this helps. Thanks again

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patron_zero
patron_zero

8 years ago

That's a very, very cool little item, thank you for sharing such here.

Have you considered submitting such to ToolMonger (http://toolmonger.com/contact-us/) for a possible review ?