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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2020, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a new take on combination square. This uses rare earth magnets to hold square in position . Mine has been drop so many times not reliable . I order this as a replacement.
https://www.amazon.com/Kapro-325M-Ma...21797463&psc=1
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Looks okay as long as you don't buy five of them.
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It looks excellent, please let us know what you think of it after a few uses.

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Looks like it has etched markings. If it were printed only, it would surely wear the markings off, so that's a plus. Not going to replace my trusty 70 year old Stanley though. An aside: I use a 6 inch combo square as often as the 12 inch, and think most woodworkers would find the short model very handy.
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how tough will it be when you need to slide the rule to make adjustments?

Can you deactivate the magnets or are you forced to fight them during adjustments?
How about fine adjustments??

Not putting it down--just curious.
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how tough will it be when you need to slide the rule to make adjustments?

Can you deactivate the magnets or are you forced to fight them during adjustments?
How about fine adjustments??

Not putting it down--just curious.



I don't think the magnets will give him much fight when doing woodworking projects.


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The square arrived today. Seems to be dead on square. Checked the rule with my incra t square dead on. Love how you can separate the rule easily. Reconnect with magnetic power. Slides firmly but accurately . I have not yet used for marking. I do have a project I need it for laying out some groves.
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