A square is a common tool that builders use to help lay out a variety of elements of wood construction jobs including rafters, roofing and staircases. Also called a framing square, rafter square or a steel square, it is one of the most versatile tools a carpenter uses.
It enables him or her to measure, define angles and lay out the edges and details of a square. A carpenter square is L-shaped with measuring increments on it, and is typically made of some type of metal, such as aluminium or stainless steel. If you are a carpenter, builder or home project enthusiast, learning how to use a carpenter square will save time and help you to get precise measurements for projects that involve angles and squares.