starrrett 435-124r set used, is it worth the price

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Scottie4442 posted 11-04-2015 04:42 AM 1170 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Scottie4442's profile


2 posts in 1076 days

11-04-2015 04:42 AM

I do woodworking as a hobby, IT as full time job. I have a gentleman that is wanting to trade me a starrett 435-12-4r set for some equipment worth about $150 to me, is this a good deal. The set looks brand new, no rust and everything is true as far as I can tell. I have 3 other combo squares that I paid $30 bucks for and they are ok but I have seen others talk about how good the starrett, just not sure if this is a good deal for a USED starrett set, he says that it is about 5 years old. thank for any help here.

-- 2x4/plywood carpenter, just like to make stuff.

4 replies so far

View Woodknack's profile (online now)


11623 posts in 2377 days

#1 posted 11-04-2015 05:32 AM

View Scottie4442's profile


2 posts in 1076 days

#2 posted 11-04-2015 06:39 AM

Thanks that answered my post quick fast and in a hurry, I did not even think about ebay for a price comparison, I must be getting slow in my middle age.

-- 2x4/plywood carpenter, just like to make stuff.

View HokieKen's profile (online now)


4996 posts in 1136 days

#3 posted 11-04-2015 12:47 PM

Scottie, as a machinist turned engineer and hobbyist woodworker, I can’t recommend Starrett highly enough. My 12” Starrett combination square is the most-used tool in my shop. $150 isn’t a “steal” for that set but it’s definitely a fair price – much lower than you’ll get a new one for. However, that’s assuming you’ll actually use the centerfinder and protractor heads. If you’re not going to use those, you can get out for much less watching e-bay for a similar square with just the square head. I’d recommend getting one with the satin chrome scale if you have a choice, especially if you want to be able to read the 1/64 graduations without going cross-eyed. The set your asking about comes with the regular finish and the satin chrome finish as an option. That set also has the cast iron head which is great. But if it is going to be used to any extent with anything besides wood, you may want to consider one with the hardened steel head.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

View waho6o9's profile


8190 posts in 2574 days

#4 posted 11-05-2015 12:55 AM

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics