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Drafting Supplies

We carry a wide variety of professional drafting supplies including drafting tables, leads, kits machines, vyco, compass, straight edge, t squares, rulers, tape and much more. Getting proper tools can allow you to complete a large array of different drafting tasks without the aid of any computer equipment. Generally speaking, these traditional drafting tools are far less expensive than many forms of today's drafting software and also much easier to learn with as they can allow you to achieve just about anything in hand drawing. While you may have struggled with CAD programs in the past, you can pick up a simple drafting kit and be on your way with all of the tools that you need to draft just about any project much more reasonably and with professional precision. AutoCAD is a program that can cost thousands of dollars for just a simple license, the tools that are available in our catalog can help you to achieve just about any drafting task that you need to complete. With a wide array of drafting tables, professional drafting supplies, paper and specialty drafting kits you can be set up and drafting professionally for well under the price of licensing just one computer with AutoCAD or similar software for your drafting needs. Another disadvantage that many new age drafting specialists are falling into is that software changes constantly and requires new licenses to be purchased. Software standards change almost by the year and new programs are coming out all of the time. So many people are learning on these programs but then never have access to the programs when they enter into the working world or want to complete a drafting project for themselves. Teaching yourself how to draft with Al the aid of the computer can give you transferable skills that you can use with just about any form of technology or to create quick sketches without the aid of any computers or software. With the proper drafting table, paper and drafting supplies it's possible for you to begin drafting and learning the skills even as software continues to change and grow more expensive for licenses. The concepts that you begin to learn with the help of a professional drafting kit and your own drafting table can eventually help you in learning these types of software and adapting in the workplace or in drafting these materials with the aid of a computer. Understanding how to create a blueprint, and some of the methods for drafting without the aid of a computer can always help you when it comes to learning drafting on a computer.


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    Adjustable Triangles

    Adjustable Triangles for Drawing and Drafting, we feature different triangles from Alvin and Art Alternatives as well as the Lance and True Angle Maker. Also with or without an inking edge.

    Adjustable Triangles

    Alumicolor Triangles

    Alumicolor's Calibrated Triangles are made of tempered aluminum. Photo anodized calibrations are part of the finish and will not clean or rub off. Ultra smooth finish will not mar your work surface. matte silver color. Handy circle template cut outs.

    Alumicolor Triangles

    Balsa and Basswoood

    Balsa and Basswood strips in various sizes. Great for models and other craft projects. Balsa wood is light and soft but very strong and daily cut and shaped. Basswood while still soft, is a bit stronger and tends to hold its shape more than Balsa.

    Balsa and Basswoood

    Calipers and Micrometers

    Alvin calipers and micrometers, precise measuring tools for professional use. Gradations to a 1/1000 of an inch. See each product details for exact description of the Calipers and Micrometers.

    Calipers and Micrometers

    Compass Parts

    Various replacement parts , extension bars and points for compasses.

    Compass Parts

    Dividers

    Dividers have self centering gearhead design with replaceable needle points. Durable, matte nickel finish resists stains and tarnishing.

    Dividers

    Drafting Kits

    Student Drafting Kits for Engineers and Architects

    Drafting Kits

    Drafting Machines

    After a long and noble history all drafting machines have been discontinued. I suppose it is time for a good CAD program.

    Drafting Machines

    Geometry Sets

    Student compass and ruler sets with pouch that fits into 3 ring binders.,

    Geometry Sets

    Parallel Rules

    Alvin and Mayline Parallel Rules.
    MAYLINE Mobile Parallel Ruling Straightedges Perfect for engineering and construction applications.
    The industry standard.



    ALVIN mobile straightedge affords frictionless operation through the floating action of the nylon rollers mounted on the blade. The rollers retract at a touch, securing the blade for accurate drawing.

    Parallel Rules

    PEB Parallel Boards

    The Martin Prodraft Parallel Straightedge Kit is the premier item in its class. The only Parallel Straightedge Board utilizing an Anti-warp Aluminum body straightedge for strength, and stability.

    PEB Parallel Boards

    Protractors

    Protractors are often used in architecture and mechanical drawing to measure and draw precise angles.

    Protractors

    PXB Parallel Boards

    PXB provides the convenience of a studio work surface in a compact, portable unit with a rugged, attractive, warp-free white Melamine« laminate surface that offers a smooth, clean drawing surface... anywhere you work.

    PXB Parallel Boards

    Rulers

    These wood rulers have both inch and centimeter calibrations and feature a single hole for hanging.

    Rulers

    Ruling Pens

    Hardened nickel-plated steel nib with black plastic handle.

    Ruling Pens

    Straight Edges

    Stainless Steel Straight Edge. 2 inch wide x .093 inch thick. Features include a beveled edge and convenient hanging hole. Durable, with satin, non-glare finish. Used for cutting and ruling mats, paper, leather, glass, etc.

    Straight Edges

    Triangles

    Triangles come either in 30-60-90 degree angles or 45-90 degree angles. Also available are triangles with an inking edge for ruling pens. We feature Lance triangles as well as steel triangles for professional use and art Alternative triangles for student use.

    Triangles

    T-Squares

    A nice selection of T squares, steel, plastic,aluminum, with see thru edges and without, many sizes available.

    T-Squares

    Vyco Borco Board Covering

    VYCO Board Cover Durable, versatile, easy-to-install 5-ply VBC plastic board cover for the cover of drafting tables, drawing boards and other heavily used surfaces. Also named Borco.

    Vyco Borco Board Covering

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