Tool: Trim Square
This gem of square has become a go-to for use around the shop. Taking its design cues from the common rafter square, the compact size is a much better fit for wood-working than its larger cousins.
The aluminum square is laser etched (light colored readings on red) for high visibility. The heel is 1/4″ on one side and 3/8″ on the other. The scribe notches are in 1/8″ increments (useful for scribing trim and cabinetry on an install). The square fits easily into a back pocket or tool apron, and it’s made in the USA. It’s the best $11 I’ve spent on a tool in a long time.
Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.