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  • Well-Equipped Shop - Handy Layout Square

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Handy Layout Square Squaring a line around an edge is no easy task. It takes a bright light, good eyes and a steady hand—or a clever device such as the Combination 3D Square from M-Powered Tools. It has a large saddle square built right in. The...
  • Tool News - M.Power Tools Combination 3D Square

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 15, 2010
    M.Power Tools recently announced their Combination 3D Square (C3D). The C3D (available in stores June 1) is a precision hybrid, a genuine alternative that covers the functions of combination or try-square, saddle square, deep range marking gauge, bevel...
  • The Tape Tip

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 15, 2008
    Here's an inexpensive gadget to soup up your tape measure. It's an ingenious plastic tip that instantly snaps onto the tape's end using rare earth magnets. The Tape Tip helps solve many small measuring problems. For starters, it aids in making...
  • Math Free Arc Geometry

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The ACU-ARC Adjustable Ruler excels at determining the radius of existing curves for duplicating parts or dimensioning drawings. Just slide the pointer to match the curve and then read the radius in inches under the pointer. The 12-in. ruled edge adjusts...
  • Adjustable Square

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Carpenters and woodworkers: we both share the same love of good tools, don't we? Here's an exquisitely well-engineered carpenter's rafter square that just might find a home in your cabinetmaking workshop. It's called the “Pivot Square”...
  • Digital Caliper Reads in Fractions

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Calipers are handy to have in any shop. You can use them to check a board's thickness, a drill bit's diameter or a dado's width. Unfortunately, most calipers are so difficult to decipher that woodworkers avoid using them like they avoid sanding...