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#1 posted 08-31-2010 12:59 AM

The Starrett’s scare me because I know for a fact that the combo would be dropped on the floor. I knock mine on the floor constantly. So much so that the tips of the blades are rounded over quite nicely. ():

I personally don’t like a try square and I think it has to do with the fact that I use a combo so much, a try square seems like a waist of apron space to me. For example, if I need a mark at 1-1/16 from the edge, I set the combo at 1-1/16 and make mark at the end of the rule. You just can’t do that with a try square. I know that this is not idea for measuring accurately but it has served me well enough over the years.

CessnaPilotBarry: That’s a nice article. I scanned it, the pdf version, rather quickly and I didn’t see any mention of bringing the square back into square, only how to check it. This is the method that I use and how I know that my square is out of square. Oh yeah, and the new one that I got Friday. – I wish I had taken some scrap paper and a pencil w/ me…

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