Putting a Lip on Your Steel Square
Did you ever wish your steel square had a lip to
catch the edge of a piece of lumber, like a Speed
Square? The Square Fence is a gadget that lets you add a
lip to your framing square. Once the fence is attached,
just remember that the dimensions along the top edge
of the square are now offset by 3/4 inch. The Square
Fence (part #O5N5401) sells for $13.
Contact: Lee Valley Tools, P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg,
NY 13669-6780; 800/267-8735; www.leevalley.com.
A Better Utility Knife
Twenty years ago, utility knives were fairly primitive
— simple steel handles that required a screwdriver
to change the blades.