## How do you find an angle with a speed square?

You can use the speed square to mark an angle, such as when cutting a rafter tail, by holding the pivot point against the board.

Swing the square until you read the desired angle on the board’s edge, and make your mark.

## What is the diamond for on a speed square?

Other Cool Features – The Swanson Speed Square has a patented feature — the diamond cut, a diamond-shaped cut-out on the ruler edge of the tool. This is used for squaring on a line scribed across the board so that you can then make a perfect 90° line from your scribed angled to the edge of the board.

## How do you pitch a roof with a speed square?

Finding truss pitch with a speed square –

## How do you measure angles?

**How to measure an angle with a protractor:**

- Place the midpoint of the protractor on the VERTEX of the angle.
- Line up one side of the angle with the zero line of the protractor (where you see the number 0).
- Read the degrees where the other side crosses the number scale.

## How do you find a 45 degree angle with a tape measure?

**How to Figure Out a 45-Degree Angle**

- Mark a piece of paper (or whatever surface you are working on) with a right angle.
- Measure off a distance (the length is unimportant) from the point of the angle, and mark it on one leg of the angle.
- Measure and mark the identical distance on the other leg.

## Do I need a speed square?

You Need to: Find out if something is level and if not, exactly how many degrees out of level it is. Example Applications: Use Speed Square as an improvised level for hanging cabinets, installing countertops, doors or windows or just about anything in your home that must be dead-level.

## What size speed square should I get?

What Size Speed Square Should You Get? Speed squares generally come in only two sizes – seven and twelve inch – making it much easier to choose. 7-inch squares are small enough to carry in a tool belt or apron, and it also works well as a miter for your circular or wet saw.

## How thick is a speed square?

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