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Same Quality as other Woodpecker Measuring and Layout Products

Same Quality as other Woodpecker Measuring and Layout Products

01-11-2015 02:41 AM by scarpenter002 | 0 comments »

Just received this product about two weeks ago. As with other Woodpecker products, I got this on sale as part of their weekly specials sent to their Eclub members. It is made of thick Aluminum, making it sturdy, yet light weight. There are measurements on both sides of the blade. One side is a standard scale from 0” to 36” in 1/16” graduations (see photo 2). The other side is Center scale, 18” to 0” to 18”, also in 1/16” graduations (see photo 3). ...

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Impulse purchase - seems ok but..

Impulse purchase - seems ok but..

01-02-2015 08:36 PM by philba | 6 comments »

So in the question feed my addiction, I swung by Rockler. The protractor was on sale for $10. The sales guy told me that they are going to be on sale in the new flyer for $15. I’m kind of a sucker for measuring tools so I bought it. First impression – it is well made. The ruler moves smoothly and the tightening knob works well. The display is easily readable. It shows .1 degree measurements. Probably the biggest drawback is how you calibrate it. As you can see in the pict...

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No manual lock, auto brake doesn't work, frustrating to use

No manual lock, auto brake doesn't work, frustrating to use

01-02-2015 07:54 AM by Rick M. | 9 comments »

Woodcraft donated a bunch of these as door prizes to our local woodworking club. The guys passing them out were making fun of them. At first glance it seems like a nice tape measure. It fits the hand well. Looks good for plastic. Has a good rubber grip. The numbers are easy to read and the fractions are clearly marked. The problem is it has no manual lock, instead it has an auto brake so when you pull it out it’s supposed to stay then you press a button to retract. Unfortunately the bra...

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Easy to read, good grip

Easy to read, good grip

12-31-2014 06:54 AM by Rick M. | 12 comments »

I have enough tape measures for every room in the house and a couple for the shop but today I was 25 miles from home and the tape I brought wasn’t large enough. So rather than make a 50 mile round trip into a 100 mile round trip, I went to a nearby Ace Hardware with a plethora of tape measures, Stanley, Lufkin, Dewalt, generics, and others. I liked the Dewalt best but it was $25 which I felt was too much so I bought a Stanley Max 25’. Normally I wouldn’t review something onl...

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Freebie measuring tool, that is somewhere between an educated guess and a measured guestimate

Freebie measuring tool, that is somewhere between an educated guess and a measured guestimate

12-14-2014 04:08 AM by paxorion | 4 comments »

Harbor Freight Items 69080, 69030, 69031 are one of many staple freebies coupons. If you’re in the market for a quick tape measure that can help you guestimate the length of a board, this one will do the trick. However against my other tape measures, there is sufficient deviation that I don’t trust it. I got rid of all but 2 of my freebies. Those two stay in the car if I make an impromptu trip to pick up something. Or I just need a guestimate. While I want to rate it a 1 s...

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Seen in my local hardware store, didn't even buy - feedback please!

Seen in my local hardware store, didn't even buy - feedback please!

12-03-2014 04:24 PM by Jeff Mazur | 20 comments »

Perhaps this is an odd thing to do in a review, but it feels like a big chunk of the context of my woodworking life has just been torn away. Ever since I can remember there has been a Lufkin folding ruler in the house, usually the brown wood one with the sliding extension, whether it was my family home when I was a kid, or in my toolbox as an adult. I own one of the model named, bought a couple years ago to replace another I’d broken, and it is as always had been accurate, durable, an...

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Woodpeckers TS-6  T-Square

Woodpeckers TS-6 T-Square

09-28-2014 04:08 PM by timbertailor | 2 comments »

I recently did a review of the” Woodpecker’s 6” Carpenter’s Square” and I use it a great deal. But, when I need to do more detailed work, the precision of the TS-6 is a welcome addition to anyone’s measurement and layout arsenal. It is 6” long, as the name implies and is just the right size for most small jobs like mortis, tenons, hole layout, jointery, hinge and drawer layout, inlays, etc. The ruler has 1/32” micro holes for use with a me...

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Woodpecker's 6" Carpenter's Square

Woodpecker's 6" Carpenter's Square

09-18-2014 04:15 PM by timbertailor | 14 comments »

Not much you can say about any Carpenter’s Square. They have a wealth of uses every day and is probably everyone’s most used measurement and\or layout tool. So why buy the offering from Woodpecker's? For one, it has a unique design that allows the square to sit on its base without falling over. Make’s checking 90 and 45 degree angles a snap. This feature also gives the tool heft which comes in handy. The quality of the materials insures accuracy of the tool over the...

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I hate my Tablesaw a little less now

I hate my Tablesaw a little less now

09-02-2014 09:02 PM by 47phord | 10 comments »

First, some back-story: I’m the less-than proud owner of a Craftsman 21833 tablesaw and, for those of you who don’t know, it’s a TS that’s not known for being consistently precise (read: I spend a lot of time adjusting it). I had been using the old, cheap, method of a brass tack driven into a board that was then clamped to the miter gauge for aligning the blade to the table. It worked ok, but I never could seem to get it to where my joints were perfectly square and...

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Cheap, flexible, and accurate enough

Cheap, flexible, and accurate enough

08-21-2014 06:47 PM by jshroyer | 5 comments »

I always loose tape measures. I buy another and work really hard to keep it in the same place then loose it. I dont know how its possible all the time. So i decided to go to harbor freight and buy a few of these then buy 1 good one and keep it in a special location (pain in the butt). I just use these for rough cutting and measuring stock. i dont use this if its under 1”. I work as an engineer as we use metric at work. I love having this thing at work. No one will ever steal it becau...

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