poor quality machine work
Posted December 9, 2013
I just received my double square today and was quite disappointed. First of all, there was so much in the way of metal filings in the mechanism that I could barely loosen the knurled thumb nut. After taking it apart I spent about 45 minutes cleaning and removing burrs etc. the square became somewhat useable. It seems to be a decent design and the graduations are accurate. Having owned my own machine shop for almost 30 years, I must say that with a little extra effort and a quality control program, this product good be very good. I bought it on sale. Had I paid any more for it, I would have sent it back. I would not recommend this product.
I am really sad that this...
Posted August 17, 2012
I am really sad that this tool exists. Why not make the square block a useful dimension? Am I missing something? I was thrilled with this tool until I went to use it, and discovered it's odd sizes. I'm not looking to buy 20$ tools with machinist precision, but what use is a square block that measures 1 1/16" x 17/32" ? so close to 1" x 1/2" This defeats the usefulness of this tool that could otherwise become a daily companion of mine.
Great for laying out mortises and...
Posted January 15, 2010
Great for laying out mortises and tenons on small stock. The quality of the product is very good and the price couldn't be beat.
Very handy small square, easy to...
Posted January 12, 2010
Very handy small square, easy to carry in a pocket and easy to handle. I found that the changing of the scale was a little rough, perhaps this will improve with use. I found that the numbers and letters were printed on the metal and not etched into the square. This may be a problem with wear on the rule. The sale price was quite good and I know that the professional squares are very expensive. I have but one. It is a good deal at the sale price.
Not a bad little square. Checked...
Posted January 5, 2010
Not a bad little square. Checked it against my Starrett, it's dead nuts accurate. It's the right size for small jobs, like setting the reveals on the clam shell trim on Habitat builds. It's also a nice size for sticking in a shirt pocket, instead of throwing it in the bottom of a nail pouch just to get it banged around. On the minus side it doesn't have ecthed markings, my Grandfather's Miller Falls combo square is still useable after many decades of being used on jobsites in the rain, mud, snow, etc. because of that very feature. Also the setting screw is a bugger to use and doesn't really want to lock all that easily or for that matter firmly. As a discounted Christmas gift, it was a bargain and a half, to pay full boat, I just don't know.