Layout, Measuring, and Marking Tools

Get the most out of your layout, measuring, and marking tools in your woodworking shop. Find out tips and tricks for using tape measures, steel rules, squares, marking gauges, and marking knives.

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Must-Have Marking & Measuring Tools
These super-accurate layout helpers earned a permanent place in the WOOD® magazine shop.
Marking your wood projects
Clever tips for measuring and marking your wood
Razor-fine layout lines
Use "cutting-edge" technology for accuracy a pencil could never deliver.
A Woodworker's Basic Tool Kit
What tools does a beginning woodworker need, and how should he or she acquire them? From a poll of WOOD® magazine staff members, we assembled a basic tool kit.
Miter Gauges and Sleds
Ramp up your tablesaw’s accuracy with one (or maybe two?) of these aftermarket accessories.
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Measure once, cut forever with a story stick

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