Layout tools are instruments used in construction, woodworking, metalworking, and other fields to measure, mark, and lay out materials. They help ensure that materials are cut, drilled and assembled accurately and precisely.
Some common types of layout tools include:
Tape measure - used to measure distances
Spirit level - used to check if a surface is a level or plumb
Square - used to measure and mark right angles
Protractor - used to measure and mark angles
Compass - used to draw circles and arcs
Marking gauge - used to mark parallel lines
Marking knife - used to make precise cuts and markings
Chalk line - used to mark straight lines over long distances
Center punch - used to mark the center of a point for drilling or punching
Bevel gauge - used to measure and mark angles other than 90 degrees.
These tools are essential for any construction or woodworking project, as they help ensure that the final product is accurate and of high quality. They come in a variety of sizes, materials, and designs to suit different needs and preferences.