Accurate measurements are often the key to successful home improvement projects. Devices for measuring distances range from traditional metal rulers and tape measures to high-tech machines using ultrasonic sound waves.
There’s more to measuring and marking than stretching a tape across a board and drawing a pencil line. By using the right tools and accessories, you’ll greatly improve your precision and even speed up your work.
Proper layout is fundamental to efficient work, whether you use primarily hand tools or power tools. This step by step article will show you proper measurement techniques from how to read a tape measure to how to use a marking gauge.
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