|Review by nwbusa||posted 09-11-2012 05:39 AM||3145 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I’ll make this review short and sweet. When it comes to try squares, they really only have to do one thing well—be square. I bought this inexpensive Crown 4” try square, not expecting any more or any less from it. Unfortunately, it failed in its primary purpose—it was only mostly square, and that just ain’t good enough. The specific problem was that the blade was indeed square to the base; however, the top of the blade was not parallel to the bottom. The last 1” of the blade had a slight narrowing taper of about .010”, which was quite noticeable. I checked it against two Starrett squares with feeler gauges and measured the same error.
I managed to remove the taper with some careful filing, thus salvaging the tool… and that’s the only reason I give it 2 stars (well, that and it looks nice). I wouldn’t recommend this tool and I won’t be buying inexpensive try squares again.
-- John, BC, Canada