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Do you have any experience with using cheap eBay combination squares? Are they that awful? Answered

I've heard that cheap combination squares are pretty awful. I don't need a square that's 90.00 degrees. I don't need it to be that accurate.
Does anyone have any experience with something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/361441322550?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT ?

Have you used these squares? Are they THAT bad? 

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Metal_maestro
Metal_maestro

3 years ago

I use these squares all the time. Although not this particular brand. I've always thought they were pretty darn close to 90 degrees. If you're worried about accuracy there are other manufactures that would have higher accuracy tooling. Basically you get what you pay for.

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rickharris
rickharris

3 years ago

Acuracy is always a question: A quick way to check is draw a 90 deg line on a length of wood with the square - turn it over and draw another over the same line. they should be identical.

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

Answer 3 years ago

Yup! I know how to check it, but what I meant is that I'd like to know how close it is to 90 degrees before buying it. I don't need it to be extremely accurate, I just need it to be close to 90.

If someone write that it's more like 70, I wouldn't buy it. if it's 85, I probably would :)