|Review by mbs||posted 12-15-2012 07:05 PM||4459 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I needed to check both flatness and squareness across long surfaces and long miter fences. The most accurate tool I had was a Starrett 12” combination square. After a lot of time screwing around I came to the conclusion that the Starrett square wasn’t square and the blade wasn’t long enough to check for flatness. I borrowed my friends Woodpeckers framing square and I was done with the machine setup in no time. And it was perfectly accurate. You can see from the pictures that the square has a beefy edge that fits nicely against edge of wood while the long arm sits flat on the surface of the wood for easy marking. The finish is top shelf red anodized so it’s easy to locate.
I wanted to buy the square from Woodpeckers but it was a one time run. My friend went to a woodworking show and he found a framing square and a 640 square that he bought for me. I’ve used them for a few months now and these are fantastic squares. They are very pricey and not necessary for most projects but I wouldn’t want to be without something of their quality for machine setup.
I would have preferred to have a big triangle only because if I drop the framing square it probably will be out of square. I couldn’t find a big triangle though.
These items are a one time run but I believe you can go to the woodpeckers website and let them know you’re interested in the product and when they get enough orders they’ll make a batch.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.