Measuring Tools

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Tools for Measuring And Leveling

Keep things rigorously rectilinear with the right gear.

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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

A measuring wheel.
How to Use a Measuring Wheel

It's an ancient, traditional technique.

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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

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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.

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? Read on to find out.

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How to Calibrate a Digital Caliper

Follow these steps to calibrate a digital caliper.

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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

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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

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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 of measuring

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How to Use an Outside Caliper

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