Norm's Technique on how to cut sheet goods accurately as part of a this old house tool test
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Norm's Techniques: Cut Sheet Goods Accurately

Unplug your circular saw or remove its battery, and flip it upside down. Place the square's 90-degree face against the narrow edge of the shoe and extend the square's blade until it touches one tooth, as shown, then tighten the knob. Read the marking and clamp a straightedge at that distance from your cutline on the keeper side. Cut away.
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