Is Your Framing Square Square?

check the accuracy

First: To check the accuracy of your square, place it along the straight edge of a board and draw a perpendicular line.

check to see if it lines up

Second: Now flip the square over and check to see if it lines up with the pencil line you just drew. If not, see photos below.

Center Punch

Center Punch. Strike the inside corner of the square with a center punch to open up the legs or the outside corner to close them.

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