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Richard H

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#1 posted 02-03-2015 04:29 PM

I had a 4” Veritas double square and used it as my go to square until I dropped it and broke the pin that holds the blade in place. I have been living without it since and really do miss the thing. I might go with a Starrett double square of the same size when I get around to replacing it probably once the weather warms up a bit but there is nothing wrong with the Veritas version either.

Now I mostly use a 6” combination square. The thing is ok but it’s a lot bulkier than the double square even though it’s really not that big. I do find the combination head on the 6” isn’t that useful to me as if I need a 45 degree angle I often need the reach of the 12” one anyways. I hardly ever use my 12” combination square as I just don’t need something that big most of the time.

So I guess in order of use I would say for my work. 4” double square, 6” double square, 12” combination square. at which point I might be tempted to just ditch the 4” double square and go with a 6” double square instead. Now that I type this maybe I’ll put off replacing my broken 4” square and get a 6” double square instead.

Hope that helps.

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