|Review by brtech||posted 06-09-2011 09:57 PM||2573 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been trying to score a Starrett 4” double square on Ebay for a couple of months. I use a snipe service and have bid around $35 on any reasonable item, adjusting based on shipping charges and condition. Lost out on at least a dozen. The going rate is $45+. I scored a 12” combo square with the protractor head and the regular head for $39, but couldn’t get a plain double square.
This one is $36.50 new. It’s a bit much, but not bad. It’s very nice. The mechanism is smooth. It’s not incredibly easy to flip the rule, but it’s not too bad. The casting is nicely finished. The rule is the high point, it’s nicely etched and black filled. Very easy to read. Has eighths and sixteenths on one side and 32nds and 64ths on the other. I can set the rule to any 64th without a lot of fuss. It looks good, it feels good, it works well.
This one’s a keeper, and will go in my apron pocket.