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Site: Pathways Trades Academy Learning Portal
Course: Pathways Trades Academy Learning Portal (An online resource for teaching construction)
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45 degrees

45 degrees is an angle created when 90 degrees is divided in half


90 degrees

90 degrees is an angle created when two lines are square or perpendicular to each other


Align

To align is to place or arrange things in a straight line.


Arc

An arc is a partial sweep of a circle’s perimeter from it’s center

Axis

An axis is a fixed reference line often for a measurement


Belt clip

The belt clip is a convenient hook for storing a tape measure


Bend measurement

A bend is a measurement method for two inside corners – not as accurate as other methods


Blade

The blade is along steel strip wound into the tape measure case marked with measured units;

A blade is a simple flat metal edge tool with a handle used to apply spackle and level out surface defects. Also called a spackle knife

Blade lock

The blade lock is a built-in hands-free feature used to hold the blade while extended


Box level

A box level is alarger and longer style of level. 2’, 3’,4’,6’ are common lengths