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24Sep92 UK: OCTAGON WOODWORKING INTRODUCES TWO CALCULATORS TO SPEED DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS ON SITE. 24Sep92 UK: WHEEL WASH LAUNCHES DRIVE-THROUGH WATER BATH.

Two US made calculators which speed dimensional calculations on site, have been introduced by Octagon Woodworking.Construction Master II converts between Imperial and metric dimensions and calculates areas and volumes.It solves right angle problems with one press of a button after the two sides, or one side and the pitch, have been entered. There are also single button solutions to hip/valley rafter problems.Other features include a board feet key for calculating timber quantities, while other keys give normal calculations such as percentage, etc.The second calculator, called Pocket Handyman II, also converts imperial and metric sizes, and a mixture of the two formats can be used in a single calculation.Another button gives circular area answers once the diameter has been entered and a variety of other keys allow it to be used as a normal maths calculator.