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chemcody
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Machinist Square

Hi guys,

I am hoping that you can point me in the right direction of a good machinist square.

I need a good benchmark to make sure things are as good as I can get them.

many thanks,

 

Bill

 

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Woodburner
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Re: Machinist Square

I have a Starrett which I have had for several years and recommend it highly. They make really quality measuring and squaring devices. Cost a bit, but worth it.

LEO
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Larry-Jenkins
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Re: Machinist Square

To expand on what Leo said, I have the Starrett Combination square that does a little more than just a Machinists square.

 

Make sure you get a Starrett, not one from across the Pond.

 

Larry

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p_toad
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Starrett and Mitutoyo are generally top shelf.   Have heard of problems with PEC and Brown & Sharpe; can't comment about the US General units.

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JL North GA
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I have a Starrett.  I recommend it.

 

I also picked up two sizes of Pinnacle Precision triangles from Woodcraft a while back.  I really like them for squaring cabinets, frames and the like.  They also come really handy for doing jointer fences or table saw blades.  I checked them against my Starrett and a machinist's square and they are pretty square.  They are also quite sturdy.

 

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chemcody
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Thanks Fella's,

Starett it is.

 

Bill

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joebtool
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chemcody wrote:

Thanks Fella's,

Starett it is.

 

Bill


You won't regret it. I have a Starret 3 piece set I bought used and it is still as a good as new. I showed it to a Starret rep at a woodworking show and he said it was at least 50 years old.

Joe B.

"Better to wear it out than to let it rust."

 

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