|Forum topic by SoCalDJ||posted 02-27-2011 06:40 AM||1587 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-27-2011 06:40 AM
Ok first post here!
So I recently realized that my combo square which I thought was square, was a piece of garbage, and realizing that I needed to get a new one, I figured why not replace it with something that will last as long as I do?!
I did a bit of research and found that for combo square Starrett is the most recommended, and one of the best brands out there.
So here’s my question.
I did a bit of digging and found both of these:
C33 series (Forged Steel):
What are the pros and cons to having a square like this?
The biggest one I’d guess at is rust? I live in Southern California, in the inland valleys where it’s mostly hot and dry with very little in the way of humidity. If I choose the cast iron, will I need to worry about rust?
I just want some good and bad about the different choices here since this is my first major hand tool purchase (And it’s expensive for a ruler :D)