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Review by steliart posted 1256 days ago 1863 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A very handy and true square. The locking mechanism could be of a better quality as the ruler slides with a bit difficulty on it and locks not so easily the spring lock mechanism is not so good. Other than that is a must have tool.

Due to its locking problem and besides that is a great tool I will give it only 3 stars.

Axminster’s Description:

This is a gem of a square, nicely made and very versatile. With a stock length of 62mm (2.1/2”) and a blade length of 100mm (4”) it is just the job for getting into tight corners. The end face of the 25mm (1”) wide stock is ground square to the long side so it can get into places where no other square can reach, just the job for squaring up a tap as it starts to bite, for example. Apart from the obvious use as a try square it can serve as a depth gauge and as a gauge for marking off parallel lines. With the rule set to the required offset and a pencil or scriber held against the end the gauge can be run along the edge of the work and a line can be marked out parallel to the datum edge. This is quicker and more accurate than marking off two points and joining with a straight edge. The blade is marked in both imperial and metric.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --




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#1 posted 1256 days ago

Thanks for the tip; it does look very nice and useful.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 1256 days ago

thank´s for the rewiew Steli I have had my eye´s on it since Mads pointed me to it
can you see any possiple way to get the locking mechanisme better in a easy fix
with out the need for a full equipt metalshop :-)

Dennis

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#3 posted 1256 days ago

Yes I believe so Dennis.
First thing is to change the spring of the locking mechanism and with a bit off cleaning and crefull file the treads and some good lubricant ill be beeter than new.
Other than that it’s a very nice tool, I have it on me all the time.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#4 posted 1256 days ago

Thanks for the honest and thoughtful review.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#5 posted 1256 days ago

helluvawreck
Jack_T

your welcome

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#6 posted 1256 days ago

thank´s Steli , preciated answer :-)

take care
Dennis

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#7 posted 1255 days ago

I have one that looks like this but is made by Starrett. I couldn’t be more pleased. Much as I admire SI units in real life, I don’t use them for woodworking, as everything else is “American Imperial Units”. And the Starrett is graduated in those units.

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#8 posted 1255 days ago

AtomJack

This size of squares are so useful and helpful. Yours was probably better made than the one in question here.
Metric is my system so I design and build everything in metric so its units are fine for me. BTW it is also available in imperial system.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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