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#1 posted 04-07-2018 07:32 PM

We will agree to disagree on cheap measuring tools gentlemen. Also cheap squares are also not square so be advised they can be out square by a lot.
- darthford

Sorry. Didn’t mean to imply to Will that you don’t get what you pay for and that an expensive square isn’t more likely to actually be square . What I was trying to say is that square is square and that some cheap squares are actually square. I have an exceedingly pretty red Woodpecker 24” square that I spent waaaay too much money on that is just as square as my HF one. As long as you have something that you know to be square as a reference…(my Woodpecker is my reference) square is square. And when I have taken my HF calipers along with me to Grainger or my favorite local machine shop when looking for a bearing or rod stock they are always within .001 of the fancy spendy ones the machinist is using. My avatar is a homemade 3” square laying on top of the Woodpecker it was referenced from. They are both square. Would I use that at NASA? No. At home? Yes.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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