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try square

[′trī ‚skwer]
(engineering)
An instrument consisting of two straightedges secured at right angles to each other, used for laying off right angles and testing whether work is square.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

try square

try square
A square whose legs are fixed at 90°; serves as a guide for marking lines at right angles to an edge or surface, as a scale for laying out work, and as a tool for testing the straightness and/or squareness of edges, faces, etc.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Use your try square to transfer "on-center" marks inside the sills to out-facing faces of front and back sills to use later in locating studs.
Tighten the try square's adjustable leg at the 2-in.
An old-style, wood-handled try square may be the one tool in this article that you can't find at a good hardware store (although you can find stamped metal versions for under $5).