Hand Tools: Framing square
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
It offers a quick way to lay out stair stringers. If you learn how to read the tables inscribed on the body of the square, it will also speed the layout of roof rafters. The body is 2" wide, the tongue 1-1/2". Aluminum is much lighter and easier to use than steel. Sears sold a 16-in. by 24-in. model in September 2004 for about $14.