# combination square

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## combination square

[‚käm·bə′nā·shən ¦skwer]
(design engineering)
A square head and steel rule that when used together have both a 45° and 90° face to allow the testing of the accuracy of two surfaces intended to have these angles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

## combination square

combination square
An adjustable carpenter’s tool consisting of a steel rule which slides through an adjustable head; may be used as a try square, miter square, level, marking gauge, plumb, and straightedge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Use the 45-degree side of a combination square to lay out a zigzag line from one end of the leg to the other.
All contractors will be familiar with the combination square: a ruled blade with interchangeable heads to measure angles in workshops, construction sites and metalworking.
(C) A combination square is great for all sorts of tasks, including checking 90- and 45-degree angles, striking and laying out lines, checking for level, setting blade heights, squaring a cutting fence, finding depths of dadoes and mortises, and more.
Tools Smoothing plane Portable circular saw Tape measure and straight edge Combination square and pencil Coping saw (or electric jigsaw) Hammer Spoke shaves: round-bottom and flat-bottom Electric drill Drill bits: 2mm, 3mm, 5mm, countersink bits Utility knife and scissors Cork sanding block or electric sander Screwdriver (cross-headed or slotted) Here's how: Preparing the boards 1.
If your design calls for angles, use a combination square for 45 degree angles, and a protractor and adjustable bevel for other ones.
Using a combination square, inscribe horizontal lines at 7 1/2, 9 1/2, 10, and 12 inches from the top end of each 6-by-6-foot post.
If your design calls for angles, use a combination square for 45 degree ones and a protractor and adjustable bevel for other ones.
Score a cutting line onto the batten with a craft knife (use a combination square to get the line square), before cutting it to length using a tenon saw or jigsaw.
* A combination square combines the best features of the steel and try squares.
Combination square: For 90[degrees] and 45[degrees] angles, includes level
Starrett, who, in 1880, launched an enterprise to make and market his invention, the combination square. Today, the Starrett name is on more than 5,000 products, including precision measuring tools, shop tools, saw blades, and sophisticated metrology equipment.
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