Top 10 Layout Tools
for May 2022

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WORKPRO Rafter Square and Combination Square Tool Set, 7 IN. Aluminum Alloy Die-casting Carpenter Square and 12 Inch Zinc-alloy Die-casting Square Ruler Combo (Rafter Square Layout Tool)

WORKPRO Rafter Square and Combination Square Tool Set

7 IN. Aluminum Alloy Die-casting Carpenter Square and 12 Inch Zinc-alloy Die-casting Square Ruler Combo (Rafter Square Layout Tool)

by HANZGHOU GREATSTAR INDUSTRIAL CO.LTD
What We like

User-Friendly - Lipped fence allows you to easily brace the rafter square flush with the wood, creating a straight or angled line that is proportionate to the wood's edge. The spring screw of the combination square makes you easier to detach the stainless steel ruler and smooth ruler is easier to slide for your measurement.

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Product Features

  • Clearly Identifiable Scale - The rafter square finishing features low glare and protective powder coated. It has permanent deep markings and white graduations for max Readability any lighting. The stainless steel ruler of combination square has deep etching scale for superior legibility and long-lasting usage
  • Wide Versatility - Easy-to-read level vial and a metal scriber on the side of the combination ruler increase product practicality and versatility. The rafter square can be used as a guide for cross-cutting lumber. They both work accurately at an angle 90 degree or 45 degrees.
  • Multiple Graduation - 7-inch rafter square has many kinds of graduation which blends the features of framing square, try square, miter square, and protractor square. The combination square has a 12-inch stainless steel ruler which has 3 types of minimumscalevalue: 1/16, 1/32 and 1mm.
  • Durable Material - The rafter Square is die-cast from heavy-gauge aluminum alloy which enable it to last long and still give accurate measurement. The combination ruler itself is die-cast from zinc alloy and carries a steel ruler made of stainless steel with a matte finish.

Multiple graduation - 7-inch rafter square has many kinds of graduation which blends the features of framing square, try square, miter square, and protractor square. the combination square has a 12-inch stainless steel ruler which has 3 types of minimumscalevalue: 1/16, 1/32 and 1mm. Clearly identifiable scale - the rafter square finishing features low glare and protective powder coated. it has permanent deep markings and white graduations for max readability any lighting. the stainless steel ruler of combination square has deep etching scale for superior legibility and long-lasting usage Durable material - the rafter square is die-cast from heavy-gauge aluminum alloy which enable it to last long and still give accurate measurement. the combination ruler itself is die-cast from zinc alloy and carries a steel ruler made of stainless steel with a matte finish. Wide versatility - easy-to-read level vial and a metal scriber on the side of the combination ruler increase product practicality and versatility. the rafter square can be used as a guide for cross-cutting lumber. they both work accurately at an angle 90 degree or 45 degrees.

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Swanson Tool Co S0101CB Speed Square Layout Tool with Blue Book and Combination Square Value Pack

Swanson Tool Co., Inc Swanson Tool Co S0101CB Speed Square Layout Tool with Blue Book and Combination Square Value Pack

by Swanson Tool Company, Inc
What We like

Speed square features Try square, miter square, saw guide, line scriber, and protractor

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Product Features

  • Includes: speed square, 6 in. Combination square, blue Book
  • The speed square, made in America since 1925
  • Includes pocket-size Swanson blue Book of rafter length and roof construction
  • Kit is ideal for roofing work, Whether you're new on the job or a Pro

Kit is ideal for roofing work, whether you're new on the job or a pro Includes pocket-size swanson blue book of rafter length and roof construction Includes: speed square, 6 in. combination square, blue book The speed square, made in america since 1925

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Crescent EX6 2-in-1 Extendable Layout Tool - LSSP6

Crescent EX6 2-in-1 Extendable Layout Tool

LSSP6

by Apex Tool Group
What We like

Lightweight and easy to store in your work pouch or pocket

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Product Features

  • Laser-etched markings for visibility and durability
  • 6 inch fold out extension arm eliminates the need for a 7 inch and 12 inch square
  • Quick access thumb lock releases the fold out extension and locks it back into place after use
  • Solid aluminum construction and corrosion resistant finish for durability

Solid aluminum construction and corrosion resistant finish for durability 6 inch fold out extension arm eliminates the need for a 7 inch and 12 inch square Quick access thumb lock releases the fold out extension and locks it back into place after use Laser-etched markings for visibility and durability

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Aluminum Alloy Woodworking Square Size Measure Ruler - 3D Mitre Angle Measuring Template Tool - Carpenter's Layout Ruler Gauge Woodworking Accessories - Gifts for Men Dad Father Husband

Feeke Aluminum Alloy Woodworking Square Size Measure Ruler

3D Mitre Angle Measuring Template Tool, Carpenter's Layout Ruler Gauge Woodworking Accessories, Gifts for Men Dad Father Husband

by Foogles
What We like

Superb carftsmanship,high hardness and durability.Read clearly,easy to read,and elegant in appearance.No need to flip the body when measuring,just slide to mark the left and right 45 degree or 90 degree angles.

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Product Features

  • Made of aluminum alloy material, wear-resistant, antioxidation, durable and high-precision measurement in use. Clear engraving metric scales, accurate and easy to read.
  • It is a perfect Christmas Valentine's Father's Day Birthday gift for men him Father/Dad boyfriend or husband.
  • Dimensional paints for tags. Measure and Transferring angles dimensions. 45 degree and 90 degree angle stop/marking gauge for parallel lines. Drill sizes with the drill guide.
  • Can be used as marking gauge for parallel lines, measuring of 45 and 90 degree.

It is a perfect christmas valentine's father's day birthday gift for men him father/dad boyfriend or husband. Dimensional paints for tags. measure and transferring angles dimensions. 45 degree and 90 degree angle stop/marking gauge for parallel lines. drill sizes with the drill guide. Made of aluminum alloy material, wear-resistant, antioxidation, durable and high-precision measurement in use. clear engraving metric scales, accurate and easy to read. Can be used as marking gauge for parallel lines, measuring of 45 and 90 degree.

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Extra Wide Contour Gauge Duplicator with Lock, Widen Plastic Outline Profile Shape Contour Duplications Gauge Tool 5

CJFocus Extra Wide Contour Gauge Duplicator with Lock

Widen Plastic Outline Profile Shape Contour Duplications Gauge Tool 5" & 10", 2 Pack Guage with Angle Layout Measuring Ruler, Pencil, Pencil Sharpener

by HouEarth
What We like

High Quality & Double Scales - The contour profile gauge is made of high quality ABS plastic, high strength, crocking resistance, rustproof. Won't scratch the original finish of the shape being duplicated, conforms to shape and holds pattern very well. Designed with both inch and centimeter scale markings on both sides of the contour gauge copier. High definition laser cutting line is clear and easy to read.

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Product Features

  • Wider & Deeper & More Precise - The widen shape contour duplicator(with 5 width) can replicate the pipe with a larger diameter or an object with a deeper width. The single needle has the precision down to 0.05 inch.
  • EASY TO USE & Save Time - It can duplicate any shape instantly. Press the teeth against the object to match the contourlock it and then trace the shape you need. You will get a good shape that is clear, easy to measure or cut. No need to transfer profiles to paper or cardboard again to save your time. This gauge increases your productivity and saves your valuable time to mark the precise cut. It's a good helper for the carpenter or daily use.
  • Locking Mechanism Gauge - The Contour duplication gauge set include 1pcs 10" gauge with twin locks and 1pcs 5" gauge with single lock. The strong clamp locking feature makes it more convenient in daily use. Switch the handle to lock, move the profile gauge tool is much easier to any place without worrying about the teeth assembly slide.
  • A Must Have Tool for DIY Plans - The shape contour gauge duplicator is a good Instant Template for Curves and Odd Shapes. It fit well to measure many irregular items, such as winding pipes, auto metal sheet, circular frames, ducts and many objects. Ideal for fitting tiles, laminate, flooring, carpet, checking dimensions, moulding, wood planking, etc. Useful tool for operations on car bodies, carpentry and for all kinds of modelling.Widely used in carpentry and constructions areas.

Locking mechanism gauge - the contour duplication gauge set include 1pcs 10" gauge with twin locks and 1pcs 5" gauge with single lock. the strong clamp locking feature makes it more convenient in daily use. switch the handle to lock, move the profile gauge tool is much easier to any place without worrying about the teeth assembly slide. A must have tool for diy plans - the shape contour gauge duplicator is a good instant template for curves and odd shapes. it fit well to measure many irregular items, such as winding pipes, auto metal sheet, circular frames, ducts and many objects. ideal for fitting tiles, laminate, flooring, carpet, checking dimensions, moulding, wood planking, etc. useful tool for operations on car bodies, carpentry and for all kinds of modelling.widely used in carpentry and constructions areas. Wider & deeper & more precise - the widen shape contour duplicator(with 5 width) can replicate the pipe with a larger diameter or an object with a deeper width. the single needle has the precision down to 0.05 inch. Easy to use & save time - it can duplicate any shape instantly. press the teeth against the object to match the contourlock it and then trace the shape you need. you will get a good shape that is clear, easy to measure or cut. no need to transfer profiles to paper or cardboard again to save your time. this gauge increases your productivity and saves your valuable time to mark the precise cut. it's a good helper for the carpenter or daily use.

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Strongman Tools | Heavy Duty Aluminum Alloy Angle Template Tool | Multi Function Universal Layout Measuring Ruler | 3 Bonus Items - Protective Pouch, Builders Pencil and Instructions | Perfect Present

Strongman Tools

Heavy Duty Aluminum Alloy Angle Template Tool, Multi Function Universal Layout Measuring Ruler, 3 Bonus Items - Protective Pouch, Builders Pencil and Instructions, Perfect Present

by Strongman Tools
What We like

VERSATILE Easily adjust with the 4 screw bolts, create custom stencils for brick, wood, tiles, flooring, metal and much more!

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Product Features

  • 3 BONUSES we have included a velvet pouch, a heavy duty builders pencil and instructions to compliment your new tool!
  • INSTRUCTIONS Instructions included along with a link to a video which will give you thousands of ideas on how to use your new Angle Ruler!
  • INDUSTRIAL GRADE - Our Angle Ruler is made from premium Aluminum which wont rust, break and will LAST LONGER!

instructions instructions included along with a link to a video which will give you thousands of ideas on how to use your new angle ruler! industrial grade - our angle ruler is made from premium aluminum which wont rust, break and will last longer! 3 bonuses we have included a velvet pouch, a heavy duty builders pencil and instructions to compliment your new tool!

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ANKACE Multi Angle Measuring Ruler, Premium Aluminum Alloy Template Tool/Layout Tool Measurement for Handymen, Builders, Craftsmen, DIYers

Wondruz ANKACE Multi Angle Measuring Ruler

Premium Aluminum Alloy Template Tool/Layout Tool Measurement for Handymen, Builders, Craftsmen, DIYers

by Wondruz
What We like

Premium Aluminum Alloy Material This multi angle measuring ruler is more durable and sturdy than the plastic one locks tight yet releases easily highly precise scale ETCHED by LASER can meet all your home or Professional project demand

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Product Features

  • Easy to Use Increase Efficient muti angle ruler can measure any desired angle or shape accurately by tightening or loosening the screw holds the angle perfectly while making a mark.
  • Portable Easy to Store Comes with protective bag the measuring ruler can be better protected from scratch. The angle ruler folds for easy storage and utilizes a unique tightening mechanism for one-handed operation.
  • Multiple Applications easy angle ruler can create specialized angles shapes for tile brick stone wood laminate and more. The ruler is handy for creating bull eyes arches plumb cuts and any projects you can think of

Easy to use increase efficient muti angle ruler can measure any desired angle or shape accurately by tightening or loosening the screw holds the angle perfectly while making a mark. Multiple applications easy angle ruler can create specialized angles shapes for tile brick stone wood laminate and more. the ruler is handy for creating bull eyes arches plumb cuts and any projects you can think of Portable easy to store comes with protective bag the measuring ruler can be better protected from scratch. the angle ruler folds for easy storage and utilizes a unique tightening mechanism for one-handed operation.

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SUNJOYCO Multi Angle Measuring Ruler Aluminum Alloy Ultimate Marking Template Tool Layout Angle Finder Woodworking Flooring Angle Ruler for Craftsmen Handymen Builders Carpenters

SUNJOYCO Multi Angle Measuring Ruler Aluminum Alloy Ultimate Marking Template Tool Layout Angle Finder Woodworking Flooring Angle Ruler for Craftsmen Handymen Builders Carpenters

by SUNJOYCO
What We like

Easy to Read & Use: Laser-etched marking, our multi-angle template tool comes with a laser engraved centimeters and inches lines, keep clear even you use the slide ruler for a long time, easy to read for precision measurements. Also, the screws included are large to allow for one-handed alterations, very easy to use.

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Product Features

  • Durable Material: Our universal layout tools are well built by premium aluminum alloy, this helps make sure that the aluminum ruler does not break from bending or rusting, hence increasing its life, and it is better than plastic version to provide a more durable, sturdy construction.
  • Built with Tile Hole Locator: It's an updated multi-angle measurement tool builds with a tile hole locator, it's a helpful design for users to find the position to drill the correct hole. And the architect ruler with folding 6 sides, which is flexible, slidable and detachable. Adjustable square, easily create and measure special angles or shapes you need by the angle finder tool to improve your work efficiency.
  • Wide Applications: A six-sided multi-angle ruler is a universal angle measurement template tool that provides brick, wood, tiles, flooring, roofs, metal projects. You could select the metal angle measuring ruler as a gift for who work as builders, tilers, carpenters, tinker, roofers, woodworkers, architects, DIY enthusiasts, etc.

Durable material: our universal layout tools are well built by premium aluminum alloy, this helps make sure that the aluminum ruler does not break from bending or rusting, hence increasing its life, and it is better than plastic version to provide a more durable, sturdy construction. Wide applications: a six-sided multi-angle ruler is a universal angle measurement template tool that provides brick, wood, tiles, flooring, roofs, metal projects. you could select the metal angle measuring ruler as a gift for who work as builders, tilers, carpenters, tinker, roofers, woodworkers, architects, diy enthusiasts, etc. Built with tile hole locator: it's an updated multi-angle measurement tool builds with a tile hole locator, it's a helpful design for users to find the position to drill the correct hole. and the architect ruler with folding 6 sides, which is flexible, slidable and detachable. adjustable square, easily create and measure special angles or shapes you need by the angle finder tool to improve your work efficiency.

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Big Foot Tools - LA-LSF Folding Layout Stick

Big Foot Tools

LA-LSF Folding Layout Stick

by Big Foot
What We like

The Big Foot Layout Stick's arms fold up for easy transport and won't get tangled up with any cords

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Product Features

  • You can mark on both sides of the arms. They are 1-1/2" wide.
  • You can use the Big Foot Layout Stick for 12" 16" 24" on center
  • Assembled in USA

Assembled in usa You can use the Big Foot layout stick for 12" 16" 24" on center You can mark on both sides of the arms. they are 1-1/2" wide.

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WEN ME251R 10-Inch Aluminum Offset Marking Gauge and Layout Tool with Laser-Etched Scale

WEN ME251R 10-Inch Aluminum Offset Marking Gauge and Layout Tool with Laser-Etched Scale

by WEN
What We like

Unlock the center knob to easily slide the gauge back and forth

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Product Features

  • Laser-engraved markings maximize accuracy without fading over time
  • Includes both metric (. 05 mm) and imperial (. 002 in. ) Vernier scale
  • Allows for manual measurements collection with caliper-level precision
  • Mark out workpiece reference lines, set cutting depths, and align fences

Allows for manual measurements collection with caliper-level precision Mark out workpiece reference lines, set cutting depths, and align fences Laser-engraved markings maximize accuracy without fading over time Includes both metric (. 05 mm) and imperial (. 002 in. ) vernier scale

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