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03-02-2017 07:03 PM

Anyone own or tried the igaging combo squares? How accurate are they?


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#1 posted 03-02-2017 09:56 PM

I have a couple different sizes of the double squares. They are accurate and work but they are a little rough and not in the same league as Starrett. Thumb screw adjustment is rough as well as the sliding functionality. Just feels gritty and poorer fit and finish. Measurement indications are well defined, precise and easy to read.

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 11:15 PM

Seen a 12” and 6” combo for $40 a lot less than the starrett

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 11:27 PM

Keep in mind, just because they look the same doesn’t mean they are the same. When you buy cheaper tools you are buying cheaper made tools. The iGaging stuff looks nice in the pictures but for just a little more you can buy an American made PEC blem from Harry Epstein or Taylor Tools which is a whole ‘nother level of quality.

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#4 posted 03-03-2017 12:28 AM

Last i checked harry epstein didn’t see combination squares

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#5 posted 03-03-2017 12:55 AM

You suck at checking, lol.

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#6 posted 03-03-2017 01:20 AM

OK just seen 12” 2 PC METRIC/FRACTIONAL COMBINATION SQUARE (USA) for $24. These are the way to go rick?

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#7 posted 03-05-2017 02:16 PM

I just bought a 12” combination square and a 6” double square PEC blems from Taylor Tools. Both are dead spot on accurate and have all the quality I want in my shop. I’m pleased and impressed. The blems are not readily noticeable and are something you actually have to look for to find. As I recall, I got both for $46 plus shipping out of e-bay; had ‘em in three days, very well packed. I think they are an excellent value.

-- PollyB, On my boat

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#8 posted 03-05-2017 02:30 PM

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#9 posted 03-05-2017 06:51 PM

I have a lot of igaging stuff, and I like most of it.
I use a 6” double square as my daily tool. It is square, but I agree with others that the sliding action isn’t the best. I also don’t care for the 32nds and 64ths side of the ruler. I actually go out of my way to avoid that side because the scale is so hard to read.

I actually wish someone would make one with just 1/16” scales. Even 1/16 and 1/32 scale would be okay. I never use 64ths.

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#10 posted 03-05-2017 07:05 PM



I have a lot of igaging stuff, and I like most of it.
I use a 6” double square as my daily tool. It is square, but I agree with others that the sliding action isn t the best. I also don t care for the 32nds and 64ths side of the ruler. I actually go out of my way to avoid that side because the scale is so hard to read.

I actually wish someone would make one with just 1/16” scales. Even 1/16 and 1/32 scale would be okay. I never use 64ths.

- pintodeluxe

The PEC models have optional choices of scales. The “R” selection, if I recall correctly, has 4 scales: 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, and 1/64. Very nice, machined and easy to read.

-- PollyB, On my boat

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#11 posted 03-05-2017 07:16 PM

I’m with Pinto, I tend to avoid the 32/64 side.
Handy chart.

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#12 posted 03-06-2017 02:11 AM

Ever since I bent the butter-soft tip of my igaging marking knife (..dropped it on pine. PINE!) I have steered clear of igaging. Someone else’s mileage may vary, but I think better can be had for the money.

-- MFia-made man. But that doesn't mean I don't dig my 45. Minneapolis/St. Paul, burbs.

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#13 posted 03-07-2017 07:13 PM

When it comes to square, a combination square MUST be precise. A square that is off by as little as 15 minutes (1/4°) is out 1/64” in 12”. 1° error would mean 1/8” in 12”. Of all the measuring tools used in woodworking, the combination square is one you don’t want to compromise on. My choice for an accurate square is Starrett, B&S and Mitutoyo; all expensive, but worth every penny.

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#14 posted 03-07-2017 07:25 PM

I have the 6” PEC double square and it’s fine. I can’t see any light between it and my Incra “guaranteed” square.

Also, if you drop it. (Not saying I did, ‘cause I never drop a measuring tool), the pin which holds it together might break – and Taylor Toolworks sells that part. It’s $7, but better’n byin’ a knew won.

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#15 posted 03-07-2017 07:46 PM

Incra T rules:

The holes are brilliant . . .

M

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