This premium square features a 6 inch blade, a cast iron center finding head and a cast iron square/miter head with 45 degree and 90 degree precision ground faces. The adjustable heads may be locked securely in any position along the precision ground satin chrome finished steel blade. The blade features etched, machine divided graduations in 1/8 inch and 1/16 inch on one side and 1/32 inch and 1/64 inch on the other. The square/miter head incorporates a spirit level and hardened scriber. The square comes packaged in a padded plastic storage case.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This square is definitely a keeper. Everything that counts about it is right. I checked with a machinist square, it holds square end to end. The rule is precisely machined with square ends and is easy to read. It slides well and locks solidly. It feels almost as good as my 12 inch starrett. Am I sorry I didn't spend over $100 to get a 6 inch starrett instead? Nope!
The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is not perfect. I think the quality control should be better. On the one I received there is a bit of roughness in the casting near the end of one side of the center finder. This has no effect on the accuracy as it is not on a working surface but, aesthetics matter on and detract from an otherwise excellent instrument.
Unless it somehow gets damaged I expect thi will outlast me and if it does get damaged, I would not hesitate to replace it with another from iGaging. This was not my first iGaging tool and most likely will not be my last.
Arrived today. Neatly packaged. Individual components oiled and in separate bags inside hardcase with foam insert. Put the ruler in the calipers and came out 6.035" but most likely my inaccuracy not the rulers. Inch markings were dead on to the 64th with the fractional mode of my calipers. Everything seems square. 2 defects: a chip in the inner race of the ruler, an imperfection in the plastic of the spirit level. The chip just says yep it's been hardened. I have never used the spirit level in these things. The one in my blue empire straight fell out. Overall it's a really nice package. I hate to throw it in a tool bag but such is life.
I had high hopes for this but it seems to be another piece of Chinese junk.
First thing I noticed out of the box is how hard it is for the rule to slide in the head. It doesn't feel smooth by any means. After a good cleaning and some real oil it feels slightly better.
Second thing is the set screw feels very cheap. It's very sloppy and makes it hard to get the rule in and out of the head.
And my last complaint is the scribe. The first time I tried to unscrew it the head of it unscrewed instead leaving my scribe stuck in the square head..... Seriously.... I'll put some loctite on it but come on.
Other than that it looks great. It came with a nice plastic box that I wish my starret would have came with. The weight feels right. The rule is flawless and the chrome satin finish is a nice touch..
If your looking for something to replace a starret. Spend the extra $40 and get one. But if your looking for something that will get the job...
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