|Review by USCJeff||posted 03-31-2008 04:44 AM||5353 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I’m hesistant to post this given I’ve heard nothing but praise concerning Starrett. This square was inexpensive, but I thought given the reputation it would be accurate if treated properly. After struggling with some botched miters I checked the square for accuracy. I did the simple test of using a known straight edge and drawing a line with a sharp instrument. Flip the square and draw another. Lines intersected after 5 inches. Tested a few other measuring tools to verify the results using the same straight edge and achieved parallel. My gut says this was a dud from a good company, but it’s the only Starrett I can attest to.
EDIT: After looking at the square and coming to some common sense, I’ve damaged it unknowingly. I’ve since repurchased the same model and love it. Cheap, but accurate. I’ll retract my earlier comments as my initial hesitation should have been heeded. Starrett’s reputation should speak for itself! I’ve changed to 4 stars as its accurate, but will reserve the 5 star rating for something I can’t mess up! :)
-- Jeff, South Carolina