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Forum topic by therealSteveN posted 10-19-2019 08:35 PM 360 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2019 08:35 PM

Woodpeckers latest offering OneTIME Tool – 1281SE Special Edition Woodworking Square – Order Deadline November 10, 2019.

12” cost 150 bux to get you “Our careful machining process ensures each 1281 Square is perpendicular to at least .0085 degrees or better and 100% verified using our cutting-edge CNC inspection equipment. No other manufacturer goes to these exacting quality control checks.”

I had for years used a 6” Starrett, and believed it to be about as accurate as I ever needed. I had picked it up at an auction when I was 19, and paid 2 bux for it. In today’s money I still don’t think it would be what Walletpickers are asking.

Some years ago for checking my blade on the BS for squareness to the table, and a few other machine type set ups. I got one of these also at an auction. I paid quite a bit less than they are getting here though.

Gonna go out on a limb, and suggest for woodworking it’s a better deal. You would have to paint it red yourself, and fashion a little box out of MDF, but I think that could all happen for less than a hundred dollars.

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#1 posted 12-08-2019 05:49 PM

I love some of the toys they sell, but many of the things are awful pricey for the gain in accuracy, if any.

One recent example, as of this writing, would be the No 94 Dual Beam Scribe, which looks a lot like the old Stanleys I have [with the same, to a millionth] accuracy.

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#2 posted 12-10-2019 08:23 PM

I shouldn’t be so hard on them. I bought one of their mini corner squares for $2.00 at an auction, and it is a really nice item to check corners on assembly. At 2 bux it’s a screaming deal, at their prices not so much I think. Something like $29.99. Again for that money refer to my machinist square above. The smaller ones become cheaper, and are very accurate.

well I see that link above is no longer a square…..

These at Griz will suffice plenty for woodworking

And to replace the link above here is a 12 incher at Harry Epstein Again for woodworking, more than close enough to make for crispy corners.

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