Speed Square

The speed square is a simple design for a versatile tool. It is great for marking quick square cuts across a board, but we can use it for so much more. From scribing lines, to a straight edge, to finding and marking angles, the speed square is a tool that should be in every carpenter’s belt.

Please follow along the steps below to find out more about how the speed square works, and how to use the tool.



Step-by-Step tutorial on how to use the speed square.  Screen shot from Speed Square Tutorial on Instructables.com


Please take the speed square quiz if you are a student. If you are a visitor and would like to test your knowledge, please feel free to.

Picture of speed square standing on its lip.


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