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Garbanzolasvegas

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02-06-2015 01:27 PM

So my latest project something just wasn’t working out. Some thing aint right! I thought it might be my miter gauge. NO! Then thought it might be my rip fence… NO!

It was my damn “LOWES” SQUARE! THE S.O.B! isn’t SQUARE! I mean WTF!!!!!

Has the world gone completely and totally insane! Is nothing RIGHT! Does nothing work correctly? I will expect cars to come with square tires any day now!

I mean this in the most vulgerious and offensive language…..... WHAT THE F*!!!!

Gawd damn these people

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#1 posted 02-06-2015 01:39 PM

Apparently one can NOT use the profanity I would like to use in a review of this square on the LOWES website. Again LOWES wasted my time!

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 01:42 PM

Apparently the CHAT agent at Lowes does not like profanity as well !!! Oh well

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 02:17 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0liI-4rzpN4

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 03:02 PM

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 03:03 PM

I got one several years ago. Fortunately I caught the problem before screwing up anything important. Also bought a drywall square that was out by about 2 degrees when building the shop.

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#6 posted 02-06-2015 04:05 PM

I feel your pain Garbanzo. I checked all my squares this week. All of my engineer squares were dead square inside edge and outside edge. But my box store square with the wood handled was way off on the outside edge but square on the inside edge. That was not surprising because some squares especially the wood handled squares are made to tolerances only as to the inside edge. My engineer squares were relatively cheap made in India and purchased at Garrett Wade to British tolerances. I keep one square solely to check machinery and to test the squareness of my other squares. Bite the bullet and get a decent engineer square that you can use to test for square. I think I said square in this paragraph too many times. Circle.

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#7 posted 02-06-2015 04:10 PM

I bought a set of SPI b grade engineers square for 60$ used. I used them to check squares before I buy them, which isn’t often. If you look closely at the try and framing squares before you buy them, you’ll notice why they are so cheap

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#8 posted 02-06-2015 04:16 PM

I got a Lowes square that wasn’t square, too.

I really think you need to take a real square with you to the store to buy stuff like that these days.

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#9 posted 02-06-2015 05:59 PM

You only need a pencil to see if a square is square.

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#10 posted 02-06-2015 06:05 PM

How can a basic tool be so F-ed UP!

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#11 posted 02-06-2015 06:10 PM



You only need a pencil to see if a square is square.

- Dallas

I agree. But when one goes to LOWES and there are numerous SQUARES of all types hanging on the shelves One does not think about testing them to make sure they are SQUARE! I mean COME ON.

I mean SHHEET!

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#12 posted 02-06-2015 06:26 PM

Garbanzolasvegas, I hate to disagree, but, again, seriously, If I want a square I don’t want to make 2 trips or more.
I have a mechanical pencil and a pen in my pocket that I have carried since the 1960’s, (not the same ones).

I have no problem finding or making a straight line on the floor or on a shelf if there is room. I have even done it in the appliance section and at the check out counter.

By you reply it looks to me like you have time to do it twice but no time to do it right the first time.

I suggest you slow down, take your time, and do the verybest job you are capable of. Damn what the seller thinks. It is your money and the drug monkeys at the box store are paid to clean up after the customers.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 02-06-2015 06:29 PM

If you had this to test the squareness of your square, you would know that the squarness of your square was lacking. Then, there would be no need to cuss like a sailor.

Greg

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#14 posted 02-06-2015 06:34 PM

Greg, that only checks the inside angle. A pencil will check inside, outside, top, right and bottom angles.

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#15 posted 02-06-2015 06:46 PM

Garbanzolasvegas, I hate to disagree, but, again, seriously, If I want a square I don t want to make 2 trips or more.
I have a mechanical pencil and a pen in my pocket that I have carried since the 1960 s, (not the same ones).

I have no problem finding or making a straight line on the floor or on a shelf if there is room. I have even done it in the appliance section and at the check out counter.

By you reply it looks to me like you have time to do it twice but no time to do it right the first time.

I suggest you slow down, take your time, and do the verybest job you are capable of. Damn what the seller thinks. It is your money and the drug monkeys at the box store are paid to clean up after the customers.

- Dallas

This is my point! If I buy something as advertised.. A SQUARE! I assume and expect it to be square! ! Am i asking too much? I should not have to break out any tools or engineering to test for it’s SQUARENESS. Why has this country gone INSANE!

Everything you buy today is broken or requires hours and money to make it right!

How did we come to the point of buying a simple $5 Square at Lowes is NOT SQUARE ! And they are still on the shelves! I went and checked them out!

I wish I could get away with that.

All this is so very typical. Americans will and do accept and pay for CRAP! . Look at these posts on lumberjacks! Seems every tool from China wont even work or you have to dump tons of money and or time to get it to the point of actually working!

It is INSANE!

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