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Forum topic by Joel_B posted 08-01-2015 10:12 PM 685 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2015 10:12 PM

I thought it would be good to have a precision square for setting up power tools and checking squareness of wood and projects. I looked at new Incra and Wooodpeckers but the price was quite high. So I found this Brown & Sharpe on Ebay for $25. Received it today, it has the feel of real quality only available from a bygone era of U.S. manufacturing prowess. It seems B&S is now making cheap garbage not worthwhile. I won’t buy a new tool again if I can help it.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 08:03 PM

Good find!

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 02:25 AM

I have bought a few old squares with good luck but I’m afraid of spending too much unless I can test them first. Nice find on the B+S.


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#3 posted 08-03-2015 02:44 AM

I checked the miter gauge on my Craftsman TS with it and it wasn’t exactly square. So I pulled out the 0 degree detent and adjusted it so it was square. Was off maybe 0.5 degree. Would have never thought of this before buying this square.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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