5 Stars By East of Sun/West of Moon on 2016-08-23
An Heirloom & USA Made
Wow, this is a nice tool. It replaced a plastic Speed Square. No matter how careful you are, those will eventually break (see photo). That's just a waste of resources.
This is 3/16 aluminum, with a rare feel of quality - an outlier that somehow remained untouched by the corporate bean-counters.
As for squareness, it checks out perfectly for framing work. If you are doing machine work, get the proper tool.
5 Stars By Southern Family on 2017-04-27
Both Sizes work Great for me!
Woodworking game changer.
I bought the 7/12 combo. I'm relatively new to woodworking, but wanted to get a couple good speed squares. For the price, I assumed they would be 1/100" or so off (you get what you pay for in this realm) ... These aren't $500 speed squares that are square down to the smallest of margins.
For my daily/basic woodworking needs, they work great, as they should for 95% of woodworkers. Craftsmen that rely on 100% accuracy, I'd spend your money on an artisan speed square somewhere else :)
5 Stars By B.K. on 2017-05-16
Best few dollars spent in a long time!
Have been using a Sliding T-Bevel for years which I thought would be great for right and odd angles, but it turned out that I mostly need right angles. So I constantly had to look for something else that has a (supposedly) right angle. Also, the t-bevel would easily loose it's adjustment. So much easier now and also great that it serves as a guide for my jigsaw. Why didn't I buy this thing years ago? I could bite myself.
4 Stars By A. Shank on 2014-08-06
Good square! Highly recommended. Lightweight and very useful.
Great compact square. Used this hundreds of times when I framed my basement. Was great to make reliable 90 degree pencil lines across 2x4s when I was securing base plates and placing the studs.
The measurement ticks on the square are pretty useless. Each inch is only broken down into 1/8ths and the tick marks are very big. Because of their size, it's hard to be sure your measurements are accurate. Definitely not precise enough for solid measurements.
Great, strong, and lightweight square otherwise.
5 Stars By Streck on 2017-03-07
Must have speed square to purchase a saw
If you don't have a speed square and you're using a saw, you're wrong. I never realized how much I needed this. The markings are easy to see, and you can do a ton of different magic woodworking tricks with it. The book shows you how to do most of them.
5 Stars By Glenn R. on 2017-04-19
These things are proven. I'm not sure I could say anything anyone would not know. If your reading this, you already know these are the best so go ahead and push that button. You get it shipped fast and right to your door so you don't have to park that big truck in a narrow parking space and fight the crown at the big box store.
5 Stars By arcorabin on 2017-08-25
You won't regret getting these for your shop.
I have several plastic ones that I use constantly in construction. I got these to use at home in my wood shop. Good quality and made in the US. I wish I had gotten them sooner. I also use them to position pieces when I am tack welding steel into a jig. Take them out before I weld the pieces up solid. Good purchase.
5 Stars By Velocity on 2016-08-28
Durable and accurate square... An essential part of a homeowner / hobbyist toolkit. I could do without a good square and these from Swanson have done the job for me for years. I have different sizes and a few of each because for the cost I can have one in the basement, one in the garage, on upnorth at the cabin, etc. A well done product that I would buy again.
5 Stars By J.V.&#34;Nick&#34;Nichols on 2014-10-27
GREAT METRIC TOOL FOR US YANKS!!!!
this all metric speed square is great as we become more global in all our affairs it is great to have metric tools that are in conjunction with the rest of the world,having said this I just wish it were the same size as the original sped squares as they fit in your apron/nail bag having said this I still rate it 5 stars they (Swanson that is even includes a metric rafter table book) which is extremely helpful!!!
1 Stars By Mengtian on 2017-07-24
I could not find an easy way to replace this one piece without having to ...
Large speed square was bent and damaged. I could not find an easy way to replace this one piece without having to ship the entire set back. Bent too much to be of use. I would give it a 4 or 5 star if there was a way I can return the one square. The book and small speed square are fine.
Swanson and/or BTA-MALL should make it easier to return one item that is defective. I am not taking time out of my day to get a return label for one item..I will not purchase another product from Swanson until they can rectify this. Sad thing..they are a good company.