Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Architectural or Engineering Drawing Sizes Reference Table

In case you're wondering what is the size of an Architectural or Engineering drawing, these architectural and engineering drawing size reference charts are provided for your convenience and reference.

Click the link above to view the Chart and Drawing Size Dimensions.

A helpful Reference Table for Safco Planhold and Mayline Model Numbers

This handy reference table will help you convert between Safco, Planhold, and Mayline Product Numbers. These are blueprint storage racks, blueprint stands, hanging clamps, pivot wall racks, data files, blueprint storage cabinets, and steel flat drawing files.

Surveying Prisms

We have a large selection of Surveying Prisms by Seco, Leica, GeoMax, Nedo, Dutch Hill and CST/berger. If you'd like to know more about how a Land Surveying Prism works, learn more by reading our Surveying Prisms Article.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How a Laser Level Works and Buying Guide

Here we discuss how a Laser Level Works as well as offer a Laser Level Buying Guide

How to Measure Almost Everything

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We wrote an article about how one would go about measuring just about any and everything there is to measure using the tools and equipment we represent. To read more, click on How to Measure Almost Everything

Monday, October 16, 2017

Check out the new Schonstedt REX - Multi-Frequency Pipe & Cable Locator

Schonstedt just released a new product named the REX, which is a Multi-Frequency Pipe & Cable Locator. The Schonstedt REX is a new slim and ultralight unit that has its transmitter combined with a retractable receiver to make REX the most user-friendly and affordable multi-frequency locator on the market. We're very excited to offer this new product from Schonstedt.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

SubSurface Instruments

Check out SubSurface Instruments if you're in the market for a magnetic locator or pipe and cable locator. Finding property corners, pins, valve boxes, manhole lids, and even underground utilities are easy with a SubSurface Instruments locator.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Wire Marking Flags

Wire Marking Flags work great when laying out things like new fence locations, or marking underground utilities, and property lines.

Pipe and Cable Locators for Locating Underground Utilities

We have a good selection of Pipe and Cable Locators for Locating Underground Utilities such as water lines, power lines, storm and sanitary sewer line locations, and more.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rolling Wheels for Quick Distance Measuring

If you're looking to measure a long distance quickly, then a rolling distance measuring wheel is the tool for you. Measuring wheels come in various sizes (wheel diameter) and units of measure. Some measuring wheels fold so they are compact when storing in car or truck, or in a tool box. Measuring wheels with a 6" to 12" diameter are typically used indoors on carpet and tile, and even concrete, mostly smooth surfaces. Larger wheels that are bigger than 12" diameter are mostly used outdoors on turf, ground, asphalt and gravel. Their larger wheels allow for rolling over the rougher terrain that is generally found outside.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Soil Probe, Manhole Pullers, and Inspection Tools

View our selection of the best Soil Probes, Manhole Pullers, and Inspection Tools. We offer various tools for ground probing when inspecting for septic tanks, buried utilities and more. Our manhole lid or top removers are time savings tools that makes the job easier and safer when gaining access to manholes.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gift Ideas for Engineers, Architects, Designers, and Builders

If you're searching for gift ideas for Engineers, Architects, Designers, and Builders, we have some nice ideas that may work. The Alvin Draft-Matic Mechanical Pencil Set makes a nice thoughtful gift for almost anyone since it comes in a set of 3 lead sizes of Mechanical Pencils. Or, a bright idea for people that have, well, you guessed it, bright ideas, and that would be the Safco LED Vamp Desk Lamp. The LED Desk Lamp is very bright and can be adjusted to almost any position and has buttons that offer various levels of light as well as adjustment of cool to warm tones of light. And another gift idea for those that have more budget in mind, the best distance measuring tool would be a Leica Disto E7100i Laser Distance Meter which measures distance and manages calculations of distances and area as well. All three of these products would make any Engineer, Architect, Designer, Builder, or anyone involved within the construction industry a nice thoughtful gift.

Monday, September 11, 2017

ML KISHIGO Safety Vests

ML Kishigo makes super cool and heavy duty safety vests for the professional. Their vests are Made in the USA and are made to last. They make Class 3 Surveyors Vests and Safety Vests in various sizes and colors to fit. Enjoy a new Safety Vest today.

Check out our Bundle of Blueprint Rack with Two Cartons of Drawing Clamps

Check out our Bundle of Blueprint Rack with Two Cartons of 30 inch Drawing Clamps. Aluminum drawing clamps are made to hold drawings and documents up to 30 inches wide. Each clamp will hold up to 100 pounds of drawings and the stand holds a dozen clamps which are easily removed or held in place. The hangers pivot from left to right and allow you to view your drawings or projects of drawing sets for easily identification and organization.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Land Surveying Tools and Equipment

If  you're a Land Surveyor looking for Tools and Equipment, we have the best surveying equipment on the market today. We have a large selection of tools and equipment as well as the best name brands such as Seco Prism Poles, Dutch Hill and Nedo Tripods, Topcon Instruments, Seco Surveyors Vests, Presco Roll Flagging, Schonstedt Magnetic Locators, and more.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Strathmore Artist Papers, Watercolor and Sketch Drawing Pads

We carry a large selection of Strathmore Artist Papers, Watercolor and Sketch Drawing Pads. EngineerSupply is a full-line Factory Authorized Strathmore Artist Paper Dealer.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Nedo 24X Auto Level with German Optics

The Nedo 24X Auto Level with German Optics is Nedo's F-Series Automatic Levels. These series of Auto Levels are for the builder, contractor, plumber, concrete professionals, retaining wall installers and more. If you're not already familiar with Nedo in the United States, you will be. Nedo is well know and very popular in Europe due to their quality of manufacturing, German optics, and engineering. The quality fit and finish on Nedo's Surveying Instruments and Equipment surpasses most manufacturers within the industry today. We're an Authorized Nedo Dealer and have always enjoyed representing and selling quality.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Radios for the Construction Job Site

If you're looking for a radio for the construction job site, look no further than Bosch. With several models to choose from, Bosch makes an extremely tough, nearly indestructible job radio. Contractors, builders, masons, drywall pros, plumbers and more can enjoy a great sounded radio while charging USB devices and cordless tool batteries.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Steel Flat File Cabinets by Safco and Mayline

We have a large variety of Steel Flat File Cabinets made by Safco and Mayline. Steel flat files are very large cabinets made for the purpose of storing blueprints, poster storage, map storage, and almost any large flat document you can think of and may have. File files work great for protecting large documents from light and damage, and they work great for organizing blueprints and drawings with various projects being stored and archived in separate drawers. Safco flat files and Mayline flat file cabinets both are very well known brands in the industry. They are both made to last with quality in mind, and are backed by a limited life time warranty. EngineerSupply is a Premier Authorized Dealer of both Safco Products and Mayline.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Drafting Lamps for Sale

We have drafting lamps and lights for sale that work great to illuminate your drafting table and work. We have various sizes and types of drafting lights. We have a wide variety of drafting lamps to choos from, from fluorescent bulb types, to others that are regular incandescent bulb. We also have super bright LED drafting lights, and some have a combination of lamps and magnifying lens depending on what you're looking for. We have the best drafting supplies and equipment.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Prism Poles for use with Total Stations

Looking for a Land Surveyors Prism Pole? We have Crain, Seco, Sokkia, Nedo and many other brans of poles to choose from. Accurate and straight, our Prism Poles work well with almost all applications of location and land surveying. We also have a large selection of Prism Pole accessories such as Topo Boots, Bi-Pods, Replacement Tips, and more.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Manhole Cover Remover Tools

Manhole Cover Tools, Manhole Lid Hook, whatever you want to call them, these tools allow you to quickly and safely remove a manhole cover for access or inspection.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Best Land Surveying Equipment and Supplies

If you're looking for the best land surveying equipment and supplies, we have a large selection of instruments, tripods, bi-pods, survey vests, grade rods, prism poles, prisms, gps equipment and more.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

David White Builders Levels and Land Surveying Tools

If you're looking for David White Builders Levels and Land Surveying Tools, we have their full line of products to choose from. David White is an old name in the industry that is known for superior quality. David White Transit Levels are still around being used today.

Schonstedt Alternative

Looking for a Schonstedt Alternative?  Give Subsurface Instruments a look. They make a very nice magnetic locator with a a comparable warranty.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Nedo Surveying Products - German Made Surveying Equipment

We are a full-line factory-authorized USA Distributor of Nedo Surveying Equipment. Nedo manufacturers the best high-quality products for the land surveying profession as well as location, mapping and measuring tool industry. Nedo makes precision tools such as surveyors and contractors tripods in aluminum and wood, a vast selection of elevating tripods, auto levels, transits and grade rods.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Student Desks with Swinging Foot Rest

Student Desks with swinging foot rests are a wonderful invention that keeps kids attention at the desk longer than it would normally. It's all due to the swinging foot rest, also known as the "fidget bar", that keeps kids attention.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Technology


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Keson Measuring Wheels

The Keson Company was formed in 1968, by Roy Nosek. Evelyn Nosek, Roy’s wife, thought that it would be appropriate to name the company Keson as it is the family name spelled backwards. The name stuck and Keson has been going strong for decades and to this day is still a family owned business. They make some of the best distance measuring wheels on the market today.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blueprint Storage at its Best

Blueprint Storage Products at their best would be Safco Blueprint Stands, Mayline Stands and Clamps, Safco Blueprint Storage Cabinets, Brookside Design Vis-i-Racks for Wall Mounted Blueprint Roll Storage. We are full-line authorized dealers with the lowest prices online.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Mayline Office Furniture

If you're looking for quality office furniture to furnish your office or work space, try Mayline Office Furniture. We're a fully Authorized Mayline Dealer with a service area of the entire United States.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Laser Measuring Tools for Construction

Laser Measuring Tools were once only used for people making quick measurements for estimations of things like the size of a room, or the length of a house, where accuracy was needed but was not paramount. It was for a quick estimated measurement of a distance. That was then. Todays laser measuring tools are so advanced they are more times an increase of accuracy over a traditional measuring tape due to no sag in the tape, and theres no need to measure multiple lengths of a tape when measuring a distance that's longer than the tape. Less room for error and greater accuracy with less time spent all add up to it's a no-brainer. Then you add in the features that most of the higher end laser measuring tapes offer , such as measuring area, measuring distances that you cannot reach (think of the height of a window on the third floor of a building). The features you need to pay attention to when looking to buy a laser measuring tool would be the range or distance it can measure, and its ability to store measurements for later use. Some laser measuring tools have a way to transmit measurement data to your iPhone or Android via Bluetooth connectivity. Some of the top names in the line of laser measuring tapes are Bosch, and Leica as they produce some of the most useful features, along with the most rugged cases and longer lasting electronics. If you've been on the fence now for some time trying to decide whether or not to get one, the time has come to get one today. The features and accuracy are now at the point that these are serious tools being used by serious professionals day in and day out.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Safety Vests for Construction Work

Safety Vests

If you're looking for one of the best safety vests for construction, try a Seco Safety Vest. They are extra heavy duty , stitched with heavy duty thread and materials for a vest that will last many seasons. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Don't Forget our Learning Center

Don't forget our Learning Center where we post product reviews, tips on blueprint storage solutions, instructional articles on how to use the tools we sell, downloadable product information, and informative articles.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Comfortable Office Chairs

If you're wanting a comfortable office chair, consider a "24 / 7 Office Chair" which means its made for sitting long periods of time such as a shift operator, a dispatcher or anyone that sits for more than 7 hours a day on the job.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Best Drafting Supplies at Discount

When looking for the best drafting supplies at discount, we have what you're looking for. We have a vast selection of drafting supplies, drafting tools and equipment. We have various scales, t-squares, drafting triangles, drafting paper, drafting tables and desks, and more.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Machine Control Grading Systems and Laser Detectors

Many excavation companies use machine control grading systems and laser detectors to help them get on grade and stay on grade when grading parking lots, concrete pads, foundations, septic drainage systems, trenches and more. Most attach to heavy equipment such as a front-end loaders, mini excavators, dozers via magnetic or mounting brackets that we also sell. The laser detectors used with machine control have larger than usual detection sensors and some can be detected from 360 degrees. Set your laser level up on a tripod away from your work, attach a machine control detector and get your measurement worked out for the desired elevation and go to work saving time and money.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Artograph Digital LED Art Projectors

You may or may not know that we sell Artograph Digital LED Art Projectors. Being a full-line Artograph Dealer is a pleasure. They make very nice products that are made to work as they should and last a long time. Their new line of Digital Art Projectors have software that works well and is easy to use for almost anyone.You can project an image onto a wall or media for tracing. The projectors software allows for a super-imposed grid that works great for tracing. These projectors produce very sharp lines and images at a good distance. We have used them and tested them and are very pleased with the results and how these art projectors perform. We can recommend them with confidence, that's for sure.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

RotaTrim Rotary Trimmers on Sale

If you're shopping for a high-quality Rotary Trimmer to cut smooth cuts while cutting paper, cardboard, foam board, film and other materials and media, RotaTrim is the brand of trimmer you're looking for.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

High Quality Safety Vests

Stock up on Safety Vests now and be ready for spring time work and construction projects. We have Class 2 and Class 3 Safety Vests in various models to choose from with and without pockets. Our Safety Vests are heavy duty and made to last a very long time.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

As you may know, Blueprint Storage, Surveying Equipment, Drafting Supplies, and Specialty Tools such as Measuring Tools are what we're about. With top brands like Safco, Mayline, Rolatape, CST/berger, David White, Crain, Seco, Dietzgen Paper, we have it all for the AEC Professional.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Don't Forget Drawing Clamps

Don't forget to order more blueprint drawing clamps for new projects that are coming in the Spring. Many people call them "drawing sticks" or "drawing clamps" , either way they work great in helping you get organized and keeping your drawing sets clamped tightly together, as well as making them portable and easily stored on your blueprint rack or stand.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Discount Drafting Supplies

We carry most lines of Drafting Supplies and Equipment from drafting triangles, t-squares, parallel drawing bars, drafting tables, lead holders, drafting pens, drafting lamps, drafting chairs, drafting paper and more. If you're looking for discount drafting supplies you've found it. We've been in business now 17 years and ship quick and many times offer free shipping on various products.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Understanding Slope and how to Measure It

Ever wonder how slope is measured? Measuring slope and understanding slope takes some time and understanding. Whether you're measuring parking lot slope, the slope of a handicapped access ramp, the slope of a sewer pipe, or the slope of a ditch, understanding what slope is and how it affects the world we live in is important.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Looking for the best construction calculator? Calculated Industries makes the best and here at EngineerSupply we carry and sell all of the models of calculators they have available. The Calculated Industries Construction Master Pro, Calculated Industries HeavyCalc, and ConcretePro are customer favorites. These calculators save time and reduce errors, making life easier for most anyone within the construction industry.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Safco Steel Roll File for Storing Blueprints



The Safco Steel Roll File works great for Storing Blueprints, Maps, Art, and any rolled document that you may have. Buy one today and get organized while protecting your work.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bogside Field Books

Bogside Publishing Engineers Field Books, Surveyors Field Books, and Mining Field Books and Journals. Bogside Publishers manufacturers all of their books in the USA and have strict quality control. If you're looking for a field book that is of yesterday's quality in terms of its fit and finish, Bogside Field Books are what you're looking for. Taking field notes is a pleasure with the quality these books have to offer.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Land Surveying Equipment


We have a very large selection of Professional Land Surveying Equipment. We have Total Stations, Tripods, Surveying Instruments, Safety Vests, Theodolites, Tribrachs, Prisms and Prism Poles, Grade Rods, PK Nails, Marking Paint, Magnetic Locators, Pipe and Cable Locators. Field Books, Machetes, Roll Flagging and more.

With Brand Names like Schonstedt, Seco, Sokkia, Topcon, Leica, CST Berger, Bosch, SitePro, Rolatape, Aervoe Paints, Crain, and more.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Comfortable Office Chair

If you're looking for a quality made comfortable office chair, try one of ours. We have some that are for sitting long periods of time, and some that are for short tasks. If you're looking for the best office chair for you or someone else, look for ones that have the most adjustments for your back, seat and lumbar, as well as working height.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The NEW Calculated Industries DigiRoller Plus III

The newly re-designed Calculated Industries DigiRoller Plus III is now available. It has been one of the best sellers and more enjoyed product that we've sold over the 17 years we've been in business online. The Digiroller is a tried and true product that works well and holds up to the job. It'll convert units on the fly, folds down making it easy to pack or travel with, and has a 2 year manufacturers warranty.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Truck Seat Drawing Plan Holder

Truck Seat Drawing Plan Holder

The Seco Truck Seat Drawing Plan holder is maybe one of the most useful products I've used in a while. It easily slips over the truck seat and holds my scissors, pens and pencils, as well as 4 rolled drawings or tubes. It keeps my drawings up and out of the way, out of the dirt and keeps them from getting sat on and keeps them from rolling into the floorboard. Do yourself a favor and buy one today. Heck, even consider buying one for a gift for a co-worker, boss, supervisor or client.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Large Wall Mounted Whiteboard

If you're looking for Large Wall Mounted Whiteboards for office use, we have various sizes to choose from. Also known as "Big Dry Erase Boards", these are indispensable time-saving tools for programmers, engineers, designers, and anyone that needs to quickly get their idea down so it can be conveyed with the team. Programmers typically work out software logic on whiteboards before they get down to business writing code. Engineers and Architects can quickly sketch ideas on problem solving designs. Builders can quickly convey an idea or show a list of responsibilities that remain on the board until everyone has had a chance to see it or work from it until the tasks are completed.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Drafting Templates

Alvin TD654 - Survey and Civil Engineer Drafting Template ES7160
We carry a large assortment of Drafting Templates. We have plastic Architectural Templates, Mechanical Templates, Drawing Templates, Interior Templates, Curve Templates, Landscape Templates, Circle Templates, and more. These save time as well as make your drawings look more professional.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Alvin Drafting T-Square

Alvin Drafting T-Square with a Transparent Edge. It has a selected hardwood blade for strength and straightness. The edges are elevated, for see-through acrylic for smudge-free line work. The smooth wood head is attached with five screws for long-lasting squareness. The T Square is 24 Inches in length.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Safco Vamp LED Desk Lamp

We don't usually write about desk lamps. I mean, a desk lamp is a desk lamp, right? Behold the Safco Vamp LED Desk Lamp. When we got a sample of this LED Desk Lamp here for the office first thoughts were that it was very plain and simple looking. But then upon closer inspection we realized this was not your ordinary desk lamp. It's certainly not a cheap desk lamp, its a well-made lamp that's very bright, and very useful. Its arms are adjustable and you can rotate the lamp head and aim the light almost anywhere it's needed. The base is heavy and the lamp stays firmly planted even if you extend the arms way out further than you think you should. The base has a USB charging port for your iPhone or Android device, which works great at the office where you can work and charge your phone at the same time. The controls on the base feature a 7-step touch dimming function that includes warm or cool light settings which rounds this desk lamp as an EngineerSupply favorite.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Engineering and Surveying Field Books

Engineering and Surveying Field Books are hardback books that are made with stiff paper pages, and quality sewn backing and bindings. The pages are filled with grid patterns so that proper notes and drawings can be recorded while in the field and later transferred in the office. Some notes have to be "reduced" such as measurements taken by a Theodolite. Many times land surveyors will carry a field book to record notes that are not generally taken or recorded by a Total Station or Data Collector. Field books are widely used in the Mining Industry as well. We carry Engineering Log Books, Land Surveyors Field Books, and Mining Transit Field Books.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Inverted Marking Paint

Aervoe Water-Based Upside-Down Marking PaintIf you're looking to mark utilities on the ground, or anything for construction layout, locate existing lines or proposed , then inverted marking paint is the best and works very well.



We only carry and sell the best marking paint available such as Aervoe Marking Paint and Seymour Marking Paint. These professional brands have nozzles that don't clog, and paint that sprays well and remains visible, unlike less expensive paint that doesn't last very long and the nozzles clog. Save money and consider buying multiple cases of marking paint at a time.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Best Blueprint Storage

If you're looking for the best blueprint storage products, we have them. We have rolling blueprint stands, blueprint racks, art centers, blueprint storage hanging files and folders. We only carry and sell the best brands of blueprint storage products in the industry will full factory warranties for everything we sell.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Drafting Lead for Lead Holders

Drafting Leads
Do you have a need for high quality drafting leads? Are you a hobbyist or a full-time professional drafter? Perhaps an Architect or Engineer that has a need to draw up quick ideas so they can be explored on paper during a meeting or when away from the computer. Prismacolor Turquoise Drafting Leads have been the professional standard now for decades. We have Drafting HB Leads, 4H, F, 3H and more. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Marking Paint for Underground Utilities and Construction Layout

We have Seymour and Averoe Brand Marking Paint for Underground Utilities and Construction Layout.

Aervoe Water-Based Upside-Down Marking Paint