Speed Square

Speed Square

Speed Square – a multipurpose layout tool invented in 1925 by Albert J. Swanson having the shape of a right triangle with embossed linear measurement, angle and pitch marks.  Described by the manufacturer as a Try Square, Miter Square, Protractor, Line Scriber, & Saw Guide, this compact tool is commonly used to mark lumber for square cuts as well as laying out various rafter or stringer angles.


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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 40 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 33 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 40 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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