Intro to the Speed Square

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Blog entry by christopheralan posted 01-26-2015 02:33 AM 2491 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So you now have this metal triangle thing, that we call a square, and it has numbers and markings all over it. Here is an introduction on how to start using it.

-- christopheralan

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 03:12 AM

Nice video, Chris. The speed square and the framing square have a lot of information on their faces, most of which I don’t know how to use. I admit that I did not know about the simple angles on the speed square.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 04:49 PM

Hello Christopher, I noticed your intro to the speed square blog. Here is a link to a book written by Robert Scharff that I reviewed, posting on the website some time ago that I think you may find interesting.

The first chapter gives a comprehensive explanation about what all of the markings are for on the framing square. It also entails many of the uses for a square and how to use the information in a practical manner. The book is written in plain and easy to understand language that makes it a valuable tool for just about anybody. I hope it helps you as much as it as helped me.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 02:09 PM

Thnx Chris and Devann also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 11-29-2017 10:25 PM

Chris would you like to review my speed square holder? message me and I’ll drop one in the mail.

-- Hans From

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