Accuracy of PEC squares?

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Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster posted 11-15-2014 05:12 PM 2547 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2014 05:12 PM

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Hey guys,

I have been needing a little pocket square forever for setting up tools and checking jointed edges. I typically use my 12” starrett and love it, but it is too big for some tasks. I found Harry J Epstein’s site a year ago and saw a “blemished” Made in USA PEC (Products Engineering Company) 4” double square on there for $15. I don’t want to get into the whole “Starrett is the benchmark” argument here, just looking to see if anyone has had issues with PEC squares or rules being inaccurate. If I could put it next to my starrett and see no daylight, I’d be a happy man. I’m not machining anything, but I like tight joints. So, any feedback on PEC accuracy? I love investing in USA made anything, but it’s hard to buy stuff as expensive as starrett all the time.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#1 posted 11-15-2014 05:23 PM

I’m happy with the accuracy on my 6” double square from

Harry J Epstien’s company and I’d but another one in a heart beat.

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 05:30 PM

It’s good. I ,and most of the shop, used both PEC and Starrett when I was working as a machinist. Some of the PEC finish isn’t as good as the Starrett, but it’s accurate. Never had an issue and they’re a great bargain on top of it all.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 11-15-2014 05:32 PM

I have Starrett, Mitutoyo, Brown & Sharpe and PEC tools. They are all good. To be honest, I got most of my tools used and even some free, through connections. If I had to pay full price for new tools, I doubt I would have as many as I do.

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#4 posted 11-15-2014 06:05 PM

I have the 6” square from Harry Epstein and have used it profusely over the last two projects. I am debating whether to invest in the 12” square to replace my Ace hardware one. lol. Does anyone use the protractor on these squares?

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#5 posted 11-15-2014 06:26 PM

Right on. Sounds like a cheap, but quality USA made product. I’ll be putting it on the x mas list. Wahoo, HJE has some killer deals, and that is probably where I’ll send my loved ones to get it.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#6 posted 11-15-2014 08:15 PM

Order as much as you can in one order. The shipping is killer; at least to FL anyways.

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