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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.

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Adjustable Bevel

A bevel provides a guide line for angled cuts. The metal blade is set at an angle using a protractor or other guide, then locked in position by a screw or wing nut. The handle may be moved along the blade to find the required position. Draw the guide line along the edge of the blade.



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