How to Pull an Accurate Measurement From the Short Point of a Miter

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If you have to pull an accurate measurement from the short point of a miter you've already cut, clamping your speed square in line with the short point or hooking your tape to the miter fence can make it easier. Learn these handy techniques in this free video on home repair instructions.

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Hi, I'm Chris Palmer. Welcome to Chris's Workshop. Today, I'm going to show you how to pull an accurate measurement from a short point of a miter. Sometimes it's necessary to pull your measurement from the short point of a miter that you've already cut. Maybe you, your measurement is short point to short point or that was just a handy way to get the measurement from where your work piece is going. As you know, it's really hard to hook your tape onto that short point without it slipping off. Also, it's hard for the tape to grab at the exact point that you need to be accurate. I'm going to show you two ways that you can get around that problem. The first is by having your square or your, your speed square line the top of your square exactly on the short point of the miter and clamp it. Now, I can pull measurement all the way down the board. Another way to do this is to line up the short point with the fence on your miter saw and then you hook your tape on the fence itself. Again, it's handy to have a spring clamp. Sometimes you just leave that clamp on the work table of your miter saw so it's there when you need to do any of these maneuvers. Thanks for watching. I'm Chris Palmer. That's how you pull a measurement from the short point of a miter.

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