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A quick video on using a speed square with more accuracy:
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I like that!

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it must be me, but I dont get it.
Watched it three times, still dont get the savings.

Why not just line the square up to the mark, rather than a mark 4 " away?
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... one of the obvious. What else is out there?
Meanwhile my SS has been sitting for years. Gah.
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The shoe of the circ saw rides along the edge of the square and the mark 4" away (or whatever the measurement ends up) is where the blade is.
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AHHH!
I hadnt twigged that this is only for a circular saw. i dont have one and was thinking this was for marking out for a table saw.
problem answered, thanks.
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For a board the size a speed square would work on why not just use a miter saw?

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AHHH!
I hadnt twigged that this is only for a circular saw.
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For a board the size a speed square would work on why not just use a miter saw?
You can get 12" rafter squares and they would handle boards up to 12" or 11 1/4" nominal.

Remember that this was just ment to be a quick way to shorten boards so they would be more easily handled on the table saw but could be used for general carpentry.

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