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The combination square is adjustable, consisting of a rigid steel rule, typically 12 inches long, with a headpiece that slides along its length. The headpiece has both a 90-degree edge and one that forms a 45-degree angle with respect to the rule. It’s ideal for marking (and checking) both 90-degree crosscuts and miter cuts. A bubble level in its handle makes the tool useful for leveling as well.

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Norm Abram's tips for using a speed square to rip straight cuts, check square edges, and mark accurate angles will save you time and aggravation. | Photo: Carl Tremblay | thisoldhouse.com

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