Hand Tools #5: Combination Square Option

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Blog entry by Tom posted 10-07-2021 12:39 PM 675 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been looking for a good combination square for a long time. I am never really sure what to buy. Some new ones are very expensive and a good quality vintage square is also expensive. The home center has very inexpensive combination squares but they seem sort of cheaply made.

I found a set at Lee Valley that I will try. Very economical for both a 6” and 12”. They have cast iron heads which is usually good. Once I receive them, I will share my experience.

In case you want to try, the website said limited quantities…

Lee Valley Combination Square Set

-- Tom

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#1 posted 10-07-2021 04:14 PM

I’ll bet they work out great for you but am curious to hear your review.

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#2 posted 10-08-2021 06:25 PM

The PEC cosmetic blemished squares are also great value. Taylor Tools sells them on ebay.

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#3 posted 10-08-2021 09:18 PM

I do machining, so I use Starrett and other precision tool makers. They are expensive, but if all you are doing is woodworking, Lee Valley looks to be a good choice.

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#4 posted 10-08-2021 09:51 PM

Just woodworking for me. Still waiting delivery in a couple days. :)

-- Tom

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