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Just paid 160 for preorder on what's

2013-07-19 17:26:13.268037+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Just paid $160 for pre-order on what's basically a super-accurate speed square. Will be second-guessing this purchase for a while...

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-19 18:01:47.792454+00 by: ebradway

So "super-accurate" means it's more square? And how do you make a square faster?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-19 18:10:16.397957+00 by: Dan Lyke

A "speed square" is a particular sort of 90°+2x45° square with a lip on one side, usually used in framing or carpentry. They're commonly stamped aluminum, available in plastic, usually 12" on the 90° sides.

This one is machined aluminum, accurate to better than a thousandth of an inch per foot, 450mm (18").

I've got a 12" stamped aluminum speed square that I use on the Festool MFT table, but I believe that this beast will make it easier to do fast 45° setups for miters.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-19 18:17:35.895925+00 by: meuon [edit history]

If you have your saw blade setup with it, you just might see a better average cut. For me, the human factor would make that a silly purchase. you are much more careful.

Consider a fetish/cred item, use it proudly.