Measuring Tools

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How to Use a Framing Square

A framing square, also called a steel square, is a simple but versatile carpenter's tool that is

How To Use A Carpenter Square

A carpenter square is virtually indispensable for doing almost any type of woodwork. Types of Carpenter

How to Read a Vernier Caliper

A Vernier caliper is a small mechanical device used to take precise measurements. It has upper jaws that

How to Use a Combination Square

Widely regarded as a functional and indispensable tool for the workshop, the combination square should

3 Best Uses for a Vernier Caliper

A precision instrument like a Vernier caliper is always good to have, but do you know how to use it? Read on to find out.

Tools - Measuring And Leveling

Most Common Mistake Not measuring more than once. A good carpenter measures three times and cuts once.

Using Different Types of Squares

Squares Safety Tips When using a square as a saw guide, try to use a clamp to hold the square so

Measuring Tools and Techniques

Whether you're hanging a picture frame, measuring lumber or laying tile, there's a tool to accurately get you there.

How to Find Angles Using a Speed Square

Try using this multi-measuring tool to easily create angled cuts in your woodworking projects.

How to Calibrate a Digital Caliper

Follow these steps to calibrate a digital caliper.

3 Lesser Known Uses for a Tape Measure

Tape measures can be used for in a variety of projects aside from their intended uses. Here are just

How to Use a Rafter Square

Rafter squares, also known as framing or steel squares, are tools used in carpentry and are pivotal for

How to Refill a Chalk Line with Chalk

Refilling a chalk line is not a complex process, but if done incorrectly it can be a messy one. Most

3 Tips for Using a Retractable Tape Measure

Most people know how to use a retractable tape measure. It seems simple enough, open the tape measure

4 Best Uses for a Chalk Line

A chalk line is a tool used by a carpenter on many different projects. The point in using this tool is

How to Read a Dial Caliper

A dial caliper makes measuring a lot easier. The popularity of this device is attributed to its ease

Three Best Uses for a Dial Caliper

A dial caliper is a precision measuring device that is normally used for measuring the thickness of materials

Alternatives to Using a Chalk Line

There are several alternatives to using a chalk line that you can try. Some of the things you may have

6 Tips for Using a Digital Caliper

Using a digital caliper and obtaining highly accurate readings is easy if you are in possession of a

5 Tips for Using a Laser Tape Measure

A laser tape measure is a very simple device and a great technological advance on the old way of measuring

How to Use a Measuring Wheel

Calculating distance using the circular motion of a measuring wheel has been a traditional technique.

5 Best Uses for a Measuring Wheel

A measuring wheel, as the name implies, is used to measuring distance. In most cases it’s not meant

How to Properly Use a Roofing Square

When you are building or repairing a roof, one of the chief tools you can use is a roofing square. Also

How to Use an Outside Caliper

An outside caliper is a precision device that is designed to take accurate external measurements of different

How to Check the Squareness of Board Edges with a Double Square

When you are creating a board, you may find it difficult to get a perfect square unless you measure the

How to Find Board Angles with an Electronic Level

If you want to make sure that the angles on your board are parallel, then one way of doing this is to

How do I read a framing square?

A framing square consists of two legs: a longer leg, called the blade, and a shorter leg called the tongue.

How can I use a framing square to help build steps?

To build steps using a framing square, you must make two marks on the outside of the long side and the