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Forum topic by Gilley23 posted 07-08-2017 09:27 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-08-2017 09:27 PM

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#1 posted 07-08-2017 09:45 PM

There are many alternatives. I bet that most woodshop folks do not have that device.

I got the Woodpecker email about it, because I signed up directly with them. I deleted that email, as I saw that adjustable square as possibly finicky, and too pricey for me to test it out, for any purpose I can think of.

Still, if you have the money and it looks like fun to have and use, then get that order placed – now!
I do own a few items from Woodpeckers, so I do “get it”.
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-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#2 posted 07-08-2017 10:05 PM

... alternatives?

How about a $4 plastic speed square and a $5 protractor? Then spend the other $91 on whatever.

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#3 posted 07-08-2017 11:09 PM

I think Woodpeckers gets hard-pressed for ideas sometimes for their one-time tools. I honestly can’t see the value of that tool at that price. Some of them are pretty cool, but some are ridiculous.

I got one of these on sale at Woodcraft, but even the full price is really cheap. Works great.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 07-09-2017 12:00 AM

I have a protractor head combination square that I picked up used for 5 bucks, It works great.
new will cost a bit more https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/64004765

A t-bevel and a protractor will work fine too.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#5 posted 07-09-2017 12:10 AM

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