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Old 12-06-2017, 07:06 PM  
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Default Any tips on measuring straight over long distances?

This is my current method.


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Measure from the end on both edges and use a straight edge to join the two marks. Unless you have drywall square.
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Measure from the end on both edges and use a straight edge to join the two marks. Unless you have drywall square.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.4...000811812.html
Awesome. I will definitely buy that.

And I suppose it works for plywood also!
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Definitely a drywall square. Works well on all 4x panels. Instead of a speed square, I'd use a framing square and Neal's method if I didn't have a drywall square.
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You can also use either the framing square or the drywall square to check the end cuts of the panel to verify those factory cuts are square.


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