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A try square is a wood worker's tool used to either test to see if an edge is squared or to mark a piece of wood for cutting. The wood is marked all the way around in order to cut joints or simply to cut the end of a pie... More »

The Swanson speed square is a carpenter's tool used for measuring, cutting and marking lumber and other building materials. It is a combination of five different tools, including a try square, miter square, protractor, l... More »

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A speed square can be used in several practical ways: as a tri square, miter square, protractor, line scriber or saw guide. The versatile speed square, originally made to measure roof rafters, is a tool used by carpenter... More »

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Use a framing square to make perpendicular lines on lumber by butting the lipped edge of this tool against the side of the wood board. Then, using a pencil, draw the line using the other leg of the framing square as your... More »

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A sliding bevel is a tool used typically in woodworking to replicate or transfer existing angles onto wood that are not 90 degrees. The device can also be useful for checking angles. Some other ways a sliding bevel may b... More »

The tenon saw is a tool that is used primarily in the cutting of wood tenons which are a kind of interlocking joint or hinge. It is a member of the backsaw family and is typically made with a hardened metal edge with cro... More »

The Swanson speed square is a carpenter's tool used for measuring, cutting and marking lumber and other building materials. It is a combination of five different tools, including a try square, miter square, protractor, l... More »

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