|Review by GaryK||posted 08-08-2009 02:14 AM||3822 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
I was notified via e-mail about this square and ordered one right away.
It’s a bit pricey at $70, but I will only ever need one.
The first thing I did when I got it was to check it for square. It was perfect. Not much more to say in that regard.
The only drawback I can see that the material isn’t steel which means that it can be damaged it you aren’t careful.
The holes for your hands makes it real easy to move around and position.
It’s also nice and thick so it’s real easy to hold a straightedge to it to extend a line.
All in all it’s a great addition to my shop.
Taken from their website: http://www.woodpeck.com/giantsquare.html
“Each square is CNC machined from ¼” thick solid phenolic. CNC machining ensures true dimensional and shape accuracy while laminated phenolic is stable and strong.
As a matter of fact, using a thousandth indicator we were unable to find any deviation from a true 90. To play it safe, we’re guaranteeing a tolerance of +/- .005” from nominal across the entire length of the square. This is a big step up from stamped squares commonly found in home centers.
At 36” x 24”, the Woodpeckers Giant Square is sized to eliminate the need to mark most cabinet parts from opposite edges. Making two passes from different edges often leads to dimensional errors. The long leg is 3” wide by 36” long. The short leg is 4” by 24”. The three handle slots make it easy to hold and position with less risk of dropping the tool and also easy wall storage.
Each face of the square is laser engraved with inch scale markings in 1/8” increments.”
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX