Measuring Tools

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liquid level device with bubble surrounded by numbers
Tools for Measuring And Leveling

Keep things rigorously rectilinear with the right gear.

A Vernier caliper being used to measure an outside diameter.
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?

A measuring wheel.
How to Use a Measuring Wheel

It's an ancient, traditional technique.

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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.

micrometer
How to Calibrate a Digital Micrometer

Follow these steps to calibrate a digital micrometer.

A metal speed square isolated on a white background.
How to Find Angles Using a Speed Square

This multi-measuring tool helps create angled cuts.

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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.