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Square - Home Building And Construction

Whenever someone is describing a square in the construction business, they are referring to something with a 90° angle. The picture below provides you with an example of a framing square. This home building tool provides carpenters and other construction workers with an instant 90° angle that can be used to check, mark or form squares.

The Framing Square

Framing squares are used by Stair Builders to layout stair stringers, mark and cut stair treads along with other parts, while they're framing the staircase. I've had a framing square in my possession ever since I was an apprentice carpenter.

When I first started out, I had a circular saw, one extension cord, my nail bags and a framing square. It's hard to imagine, but I could build a stairway without a level, but I couldn't do it without a framing square.


The Speed Square

This is a triangular shaped square that fits into your nail bags comfortably and provides carpenters with a variety of different measurements and a quick way to make a square or angled mark on almost any type of lumber.

Even though I don't need a Speed Square to build a set of stairs, they come in handy, when you're building roofs. I can use them to create a variety of different angles, while cutting and framing a house.


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