Depending on the brand and model of the contractor calculator you purchase, you can find linear, area and volume solutions. So if you're putting a new roof on your home or you're a professional roofer, you'll appreciate a calculator to figure out rafter, roof and framing solutions. You can also use a calculator to find solutions for risers, treads, stringers and inclines. Use it with your depth gauges to figure out how many gallons you'll need for a water feature or how much sod you'll need to cover a backyard. We'll get you the tools you need no matter what woodworking, home improvement, or lawn and garden project you're working on.
Do less math and still make sure your projects measure up by using contractor calculators, other tools
If you heard it once, you've heard it a million times: Measure twice, cut once. Unless you live on a wooded property, lumber is not free. So you want to make sure you measure accurately the first time no matter if you're making a birdhouse or bedroom furniture. Otherwise, you'll waste time and money. Sears has a number of tools to help you measure correctly and easily and ensure any lines you mark are laser straight, including tape measures, and laser tool accessories. (We even have micrometers for machinists.)
A handy tool you'll use for every single project is the contractor calculator. You'll find them on the site. Craftsman, America's most trusted brand, offers model to helps you quickly, easily and accurately estimate the materials you'll need for any woodworking or home improvement projects. It works in standard and metric, including square and cubic formats. Dedicated keys allow you to estimate material requirements for a variety of projects. Use it to figure how many gallons of paint, rolls of wallpaper, floor tiles, studs, sheets, shingles or blocks you need. Function settings calculate how much material is needed for decks, fences and more. You can define and store custom values for grout width, fence post spacing and more. For truer construction, the calculator will help; all it needs is two LLR-43 batteries. You solve square-up diagonals using square root. Use it to calculate board feet, too. This handy gadget will help you save money, time, materials and frustration. It comes with an easy-to-follow user's guide.
Another option comes from Calculated Industries Inc. Check out its 4050 Construction Master 5 construction calculator. It's popular because it can be used to find linear, area and volume solutions. Use it to convert dimensions, including metric. Complete rafter, roof and framing solutions will be literally, right at your fingertips. Building steps to a deck or a new staircase for a refinished basement? Quickly find solutions for risers, treads, stringers and inclines. Calculated Industries' 4050 has built-in right-angle solutions, not to mention automatic square-ups. Plus you'll find circular and arc calculations, areas, diameters and circumference.
You have to check out the TTC PRO/CALC Material Directory Spindle Speed Chip Load and Feed Rate calculator, if for no other reason than to know how much technology can do the menial labor for you. Use it by simply selecting the material to be machined, operation to be performed, tool diameter to be used and number of cutting tips. Then the recommended RPMs and feed rate are automatically displayed. No more mathematical computations. You'll increase your productivity and your tools will last longer. Plus, you'll lessen the amount of tools breaking and burning up. In addition, you can tap drill sizes in English and metric, coarse and fine.
Go shopping online here at Sears and you'll find all the calculators and measuring tools and accessories you need no matter what woodworking, home improvement, or lawn and garden project is on your to-do list. Sears has the brands you trust at the prices you can afford. Just surf to find the items and click to buy them.