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Press this simple tool's legs flush against any inside or outside corner. Internal gears position a protruding metal tab to bisect the angle. Now take the guide to your miter saw, brace one leg against the fence, then line up the saw blade against the tab. You've just set the exact miter angle. About $15, Rockler

These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree

These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree

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These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree

Press this simple tool's legs flush against any inside or outside corner. Internal gears position a protruding metal tab to bisect the angle. Now take the guide to your miter saw, brace one leg against the fence, then line up the saw blade against the tab. You've just set the exact miter angle. About $15, Rockler

Press this simple tool's legs flush against any inside or outside corner. Internal gears position a protruding metal tab to bisect the angle. Now take the guide to your miter saw, brace one leg against the fence, then line up the saw blade against the tab. You've just set the exact miter angle. About $15, Rockler

T-bevels, which have no markings, are great for matching and transferring angles but can't tell you exactly what those angles are. To find out, align the bar on this guide with the T-bevel's blade and read the angle to half a degree. Or set a desired angle and align the bevel's blade with it. About $32, Lee Valley

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t-bevel-setter used to read the angle to half a degree

These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree

Working the Angles

These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree

Starrett 439-24 Builders Combination Tool  http://www.handtoolskit.com/starrett-439-24-builders-combination-tool/

Starrett 439-24 Builders Combination Tool http://www.handtoolskit.com/starrett-439-24-builders-combination-tool/

For construction purposes, in lieu of a framing square tool to make a corner square, use your tape measure and a bit of geometry to achieve a perfectly square corner every time.

Use the 3-4-5 Rule to Square a Perfect Corner

Useful tips for the homestead handyperson to know - tricks with construction tools & methods, basic welding, forge-building, soldering copper pipes, and

These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree

Working the Angles

These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree

Understanding Basic Woodworking Tools http://ewoodworkingprojects.com/how-make-adirondack-chair/ #woodworkingtools #woodworkingtips

Understanding Basic Woodworking Tools http://ewoodworkingprojects.com/how-make-adirondack-chair/ #woodworkingtools #woodworkingtips

Starrett's cast-iron protractor head with chromed-steel rule, on the market since 1908, is a classic machinist's tool for anyone who values precise layout marks. The rotating 180-degree head locks the rule at a desired angle or tells you the exact angle of an existing bevel. About $113, Starett

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