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Good Morning All, I know how to check a Square, lay it down, draw a line, flip it over draw another line. If they don't lines up, it's out. I've been told to center punch either the inside or the outside corner to open it up or close it. Is there a better way ? The best one I have must be 50 years old, but it's still off some. And the punch trick don't work. The square is harder than any punch I have, LOL To start, don't ever drop it, if there was such a thing,
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They can be off even when new. Always check when buying.

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Try" woodpecker.com " for a fairly priced quality square. You can buy a square for $200.00 or $10.00 and they will be close to square remember would will swell and warp,so in My opinion it is not as crtical as some may think. I still try to buy "American made" and or a good quality tools ,, I have a machinest square I use for squaring and 45 degree cuts on saws and such.. I hope this kinda helps

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If you want it Square you must be willing to pay for it.

Incra's Guaranteed Square

These 45- and 90-degree squares are so precise that they come with a certificate of accuracy that guarantees each one has an angular maximum deviation from nominal of less than 0.001 inches at any point along the full length of the blade.
Set cutting tools to the perfect angle, while a support lip holds the tool on the edge of the work piece for marking and layout.
Combine this with modern,
functional styling and you've got a tool that is worthy of the most prominent location in your display cabinet.


Amazon.com: Incra GSQR7 Guaranteed Square 7-Inch Precision Square: Home Improvement

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Good Morning All, I know how to check a Square, lay it down, draw a line, flip it over draw another line. If they don't lines up, it's out. I've been told to center punch either the inside or the outside corner to open it up or close it. Is there a better way ? The best one I have must be 50 years old, but it's still off some. And the punch trick don't work. The square is harder than any punch I have, LOL To start, don't ever drop it, if there was such a thing,
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If you want it Square you must be willing to pay for it.

Incra's Guaranteed Square

These 45- and 90-degree squares are so precise that they come with a certificate of accuracy that guarantees each one has an angular maximum deviation from nominal of less than 0.001 inches at any point along the full length of the blade.
Set cutting tools to the perfect angle, while a support lip holds the tool on the edge of the work piece for marking and layout.
Combine this with modern,
functional styling and you've got a tool that is worthy of the most prominent location in your display cabinet.


Amazon.com: Incra GSQR7 Guaranteed Square 7-Inch Precision Square: Home Improvement

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Insert "LOCKED" between "your" and "display cabinet" and I'd agree.[/B]

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Oh how good it would be to spend 65.00 or therabouts on a square.......just a liitle knowledge of trig or indeed any mathematics can see you thru simply with a straight edge and a compass.....dead easy to get it bang on every time....I dont have $50.00 to spend on something that is not needed if you can think...

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Display cabinet?! Holy Hanna; I should be so lucky!!
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A precision square is coveted for equipment set up more than material layout
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Good point, I do use one for that, and some layout, but if it has to be bang on, as sometimes it has to be perfect, the old way is (I find) the best. But in the great scheme of things I am a novice so I may come to a different conclusion after some time and experience.

The moving finger writes....and having writ moves on...nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to rub out half a line.
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Thanks for all the help guys. I will check out the different links posted. LOL, believe it or not, the one that is the closes is one that came out of a 99 cent bin. LOL
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