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Forum topic by Bsmith posted 02-23-2013 02:32 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Bsmith

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02-23-2013 02:32 PM

My “Big Box Store Square” is no longer square. I would like to purchase a Starrett combo square. Considering an eBay purchase. With pics and all I can get a good idea of the condition of the square but not the accuracy. My question, can you re square a combination square? Should I take a chance or just get a new one from Starrett online?

-- Bryan


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#1 posted 02-23-2013 02:51 PM

Yes you can. Combination squares heads have small ridges either side of the locking bolts that can be easily filed with a small auger file. BUT a reference square must be always at reach, These two squares could be a great option:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=56715&cat=1,42936,42944
http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=66573&cat=1,42936

Also, there are other good manufactures of “old” Machinist Combination squares, I have seen beautiful Lufkin hardened ones, Mitutoyo and Brown and Sharpe.

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