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    Default Squares, the smaller ones. Which are good for a budget

    Right now i have your basic stanley and crafts man speed square larger 18x22_? and a sliding one. i use a small machinist V block to check blades square to deck and 0'.

    I see sets like these
    Ultimate Square Pack; 4" Double 12" Combo Gauge & Squares

    Or
    iGaging 3-Piece Engineer’s Square Set

    Im not getting into high end furniture builds just hobby stuff but like to get something thats a bit smaller and more useful ?

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    The squares that I use most as a woodworker are a 12" combination square, a 6" combination square,and a 6" double square. All mine are made by Starrett.
    I bought mine used, but If I had to replace them, I'd bite the bullet and buy them new.
    I also use a 4" double square occasionally.
    Rick W

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickw55 View Post
    The squares that I use most as a woodworker are a 12" combination square, a 6" combination square,and a 6" double square. All mine are made by Starrett.
    I bought mine used, but If I had to replace them, I'd bite the bullet and buy them new.
    I also use a 4" double square occasionally.
    Rick W
    Good advice! I mostly use my 12" combo and 4" double squares, both Starrett.

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    I use old ones mostly. 4", 6",8",12" steel and rosewood. Just check them against a good machinist square. If they are slightly out. I tap them into square and wick some super glue between the blade and stock. Usually keep one next to every location where it is commonly used.
    Gives me a pleasure to use a tool that was bought new 100 years ago, by a person who appreciated good tools. A lot of them still have an owners name on them.

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    A Starrett 13A 4" square is most used square I have- It's handy size.

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