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Measuring Tools

Top 31 Measuring Tools Projects

  1. 1. Center-Finding Tape Measure

    Need to find the center of an object but don't feel like doing the math? DIY experts have the answer.

  2. 2. Ultrasonic Measuring Tools

    DIY experts explain why the convenience of ultrasonic measuring tools may soon make rulers and tape measures tools of the past.

  3. 3. Rotating Laser

    DIY experts explain why this rotating laser light is a great tool when working in a large room. The helpful light makes it easy to inst...

  4. 4. Level Combo

    DIY experts offer information on a level that's more than just a level — it's also a protractor and a crown-molding angle calcula...

  5. 5. Protractor Combo

    Need a protractor? DIY experts have a suggestion. This cool tool can find angles and even be locked into position to serve as a cutting...

  6. 6. Magnetic Tape Holster

    DIY Network shares an innovative way to keep track of your tape measure with this magnetic tape holster.

  7. 7. Slope Finder

    This handy tool serves as both a level and an angle-finder. Read more about it here at the DIY Network.

  8. 8. Laser Tools

    DIY Network offers information on three laser tools that can make your next project a bit easier.

  9. 9. How to Use Winding Sticks

    Winding sticks are two same-size sticks of contrasting colors that are traditional tools for checking the evenness of a bench. Learn ho...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Viewer Jig: Board Center Finder

    Host David Thiel shows how to make a jig that can easily help find and mark the center of a board.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. Measuring Tips and Tricks

    Measuring isn't as easy as getting out a ruler or yardstick. DIY Network experts offer some helpful measuring hints to make the job fas...

  12. 12. Plumb Bob

    DIY Network gives information on the Plumb Rite bob — a tool that's handy for hanging wallpaper and paneling, plumbing a wall or ...

  13. 13. Using A Leveling Laser

    DIY experts hand out tips on operating a leveling laser.

  14. 14. How to Use Squares, Bevels and Gauges

    DIY Network explains the variety of tools used to make and measure angles and guidelines.

  15. 15. Helpful Measuring Tools: Calipers, Micrometers, Tapes

    DIY Network host David Thiel reveals several tools to help get those all-important measurements right.

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