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Forum topic by TheSerpenteer posted 12-14-2009 10:09 PM 974 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheSerpenteer

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12-14-2009 10:09 PM

My go to squars are starrett, a smaller 4 inch square, and the 12 inch combo square. I consider these to be gems in my shop, rock solid tools. I paid a decent amount for a bigger Crown rosewood square, always felt it was a little flimsy, and now it’s out of square itself.

So, Starrett makes a 24 inch extended rule that will replace the 12 inch rule in the combo head. I know that this rule will be solid and heavy, I’m a little worried that at that size, it may be awkward for the base. And for $109 I want to be sure. I’m willing to pay this, my other Starretts have been well worth the money. Does anyone have any experience using this, or have any other good suggestions for a larger, good, solid square?
Thanks,
Brian


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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 11:17 PM

Maybe I just got lucky, but my framing square is dead on the money :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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MrHudon

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 01:20 AM

I have an 18” Starrett rule that I use with my combo head, works great not to awkward for the base. Any thing larger I use a framing square.

-- Mark, www.mrhudon.com

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BlankMan

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 03:10 AM

I have the 24” and the 18”, both 4R’s, I do not find them unwielding to use at all. They come in quite handy.

You can pick up the 24” for $70 at Enco. I might even have a free shipping promo code.

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PMAKA=619-3148&PMPXNO=16720870&PARTPG=INLMK32

You got lucky Topa, mine were a joke. I went to get a new one and I took my Starrett to the store to get the best one I could find, Stanley’s none the less and had to go through a lot to find one…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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SKFrog16

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 04:01 AM

http://www.swansontoolco.com/t001wz.cfm
I’m not sure what exactly you are looking for but this might be right up your alley for a large square.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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