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# Directions on how to use a square to cut common rafters we have a stanley squ and no manual, on use

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A standard square is used primarily for drawing 90 degree angles. Simply hold the fat side of your square firmly against the length of rafter. The skinny side of the square should be lying accross the rafter, forming a 90 degree angle with the side. Use a pencil to draw a line along the edge of the square and use this line as a guide while sawing the rafters.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

• jude palermo Oct 21, 2013

Fat side is called a tongue and the skinny side is called the blade. And your blade is always longer than your tongue
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