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Moore and Wright Engineers Square No. 400 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Squares

Manufacturer: Moore and Wright (Bowers Group)

Tool Type: Engineers Try Square

Model No's: 400

The Moore and Wright precision engineers try square 400 series review includes detailed photos and information about the 400 engineers squares manufactured by Moore and Wright.

The Moore and Wright Precision Engineers Try Square No. 400 is a precision ground tool with a precision ground stock and a precision ground, hardened and tempered blade.

The Moore and Wright 400 Engineers Try Square is made to the BS939 / Grade B standard.

The square has a blind riveted design.

moore and wright 400 square

The Moore and Wright Engineers Square is available in sizes:

     - 3" (76mm)
     - 4" (101mm)
     - 6" (152mm)
     - 9" (228mm)
     - 12" (304mm)

Moore & Wright in the past have made this type of engineers square in even larger sizes.

Moore & Wright is a name steeped in history with a name being associated with top quality precision tools. The Moore & Wright company was originally founded in 1906 by Frank Moore. Over 100 years on it is great to see traditional Moore & Wright tools still being produced.

moore and wright 400 square

The stock is marked 'Moore And Wright, Sheffield, England, BS 939, DIN 875, No. 400'.

I believe the Moore and Wright 400 squares are made in Sheffield, England, they are marked Sheffield, England so I would presume they are made in Sheffield, England.

As this was a traditional tool made by the old Moore & Wright in Sheffield, England, it seems quite plausible they have continued manufacturing of this tool there.

According to a post on 28/03/2018 on Model Engineer (external link):

'Just had an email from Bowers Group, Moore & Wright.
The majority of the Moore & Wright products are manufactured in the Far East although a select number of items are still manufactured in the UK.

Kind regards
Richard Fyvie
Sales Office Manager'

moore and wright 400 square

Having looked through some of the 2022 Moore and Wright catalogue, it appears that many of the traditional tools are marked 'Sheffield, England' whereas tools which are of more recent invention aren't so my best guess would be the traditional tools such as this square are still made in Sheffield, England and the 'a select number of items are still manufactured in the UK' refers in part to the traditional tools which are marked 'Sheffield, England'.

Cautions / Notes

* Important: please refer to the 'disclaimer' at the foot of this review.
* Wearing safety clothing and eye protection is usually a good idea to help protect against injury.

- Failure to loosen parts when making adjustments can result in damage to the tool. Never force a part to move.

- Overtightening parts can cause damage to the tool.


Manufactured Dates

? - Today


Tool Also Known As

moore and wright 400 square

Moore and Wright Try Square
Moore and Wright Engineering Square
Moore and Wright Engineers Square
Moore and Wright 400 Square
Moore and Wright Square 400 Series
Moore and Wright Precision Square


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