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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 05-07-2017 03:05 AM

Perfectly square squares are hard to come by. I have a 12” Starett that I paid $90 for and even it is off just a smidge. My most accurate square is a really old Stanley and I’m not even sure where it came from or how I got it.

We have an inexpensive General Tools digital angle gage, and even though it has a plastic body, it’s very good.

The problem is that even with 0.05 degree resolution, you will see that as a gap on the square test described above.

At some point you just have to say good enough.

123 blocks can be had at discount machinery tool outlets and they are about as close to dead on as you can get without spending big bucks.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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