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7 Essential Layout Tools

Most of the layout tools shown in the article on page 10 are common enough that they can be ordered through just about any woodworking catalog. But there are a couple of items that deserve a special mention.

When choosing a combination square, it pays to spend a little extra and get a high-quality tool. Starrett, Brown & Sharpe, and Mitutoyo are all top brands.

The compass shown in the article is one of my favorites. It’s made by General Tools, and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer’s website (Item #842).


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