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How to Use Squares, Bevels and Gauges

Learn about the variety of tools used to make and measure angles and guidelines.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Framing Square

This larger square sits flat on a surface and combines the right-angle guide with calibrations along the square's edges which is used for calculating stairs and rafters. Framing squares are ideal for square-checking corners.

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