There is an old carpenter's saying, "Measure twice and cut once." Good measurements are at the heart of good work, and good measurements require good measuring tools. Joseph Marples and Robert Sorby of Sheffield make traditional cabinetmaker's squares that are as useful today as they were 200 years ago. Brown & Sharpe and L. S. Starrett primarily specialize in machinist's measuring tools, however many modern woodworkers use Brown & Sharpe and L. S. Starrett measuring tools because they desire the higher precision afforded by these tools. Whichever you prefer, you can be assured with these two brands that you are buying the best.
Calipers & Dividers
for Starrett Calipers and Dividers
for Ledin Calipers and Compasses
to view Robert Sorby Turner's Calipers
Gauges - Marking, Morticing, Panel, Slitting, etc.
for Les Outils Cullen Tools
(Marking and Morticing Gauges)
for Joseph Marples Marking & Measuring Tools
(Bevels, Levels, Layout Knives, & Marking, Mortice, & Panel Gauges)
Layout Knives & Awls
for Blue Spruce Toolworks Measuring Tools
(Awls, Marking Knives, and Squares)
for Hock Layout Knives
Levels, Squares, & Rules, etc.
for Starrett Measuring Tools
(Combination Squares, Protractors, Plumb Bobs, Chalk Lines, Levels, Center Punches, etc.)
for Lufkin Bench Rules
for Woodjoy Measuring Tools
(Speciality Squares, Dovetail Gauges, & Slitting Gauges)