See how tool materials and designs have changed over the years as experts compare tape measures, squares, bevels and more.
More in Home Improvement
This traditional sliding bevel near the bottom of the picture has a brass star inlaid into the handle. It has a knob to adjust angles when working with miters. Its modern equivalent has a battery-powered LED readout and can lay out or measure angles to 1/10th of a degree accuracy.
Beautiful Backyard Makeovers 12 Photos
Container and Small-Space Gardening 10 Photos
How to Use Concrete/Cement Mixers 13 Photos
How to Lay a Brick Pathway 11 Photos
Pergola and Gazebo Design Trends 10 Photos
Stylish and Unique Headboard Ideas 9 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.