5 Stars By M. Johnson on 2016-03-05
Hands down this is the very best quality American made combination square that money can buy! I use this more than I ever thought I would in my shop!
5 Stars By Stever521 on 2016-05-19
What can I say, other than its a Starrett.
This is one of those products where I can't just say one thing is better than other brands product the whole experience for me is Starrett is just really good and works as it is intended every time, they also feel right, whatever that means.
This is one that is worth the few extra dollars and unless I lose it I should never have to buy another one in my life.
3 Stars By Randall A. Morter on 2011-04-15
A bit disappointing
I recently got a Starrett C33H-12-4R 12-Inch Combination Square to replace an old (from the late 1970's) Stanley 12" that just wasn't cutting it for me in my hobby level woodworking. I really like it but I don't use it for everything - I carry a Empire 6" from Home Depot in my apron. I use the 6" for most markings due to it's size being more appropriate for most of what I do.
I decided to try this "cheap" Starrett 6". I couldn't find much info about it but because of my other Starrett, and the Starrett squares I used in the 1980's, I took the chance. This unit doesn't have a scribe or spirit level, which appeared to be the main difference, but I don't use those often anyway and if I do want the level I can use a different tool.
This square is nice and heavy, as expected, and as compared to the Empire 6".
The lock requires a lot of torque to get it to lock down. I'm not sure why. The thumb nut is smaller than the one on my C33H-12. Unless you tighten down really tight the blade moves.
But the thing I'm disappointed with the most is the blade. It's steel with no apparent finish on it. The numbers and markings are hard to read, about as bad as my old Stanley 12". I think they'll get harder to read with age. The blade may rust too.
I will probably return this and upgrade to the C11H-6. The only reason I can see keeping this is because since it will be carried around a lot more it's cheaper to replace this model than the other one. But on the other hand, I've never dropped a square yet and am only now upgrading after having squares for many years.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-12-08
best combo square I ever put my hands on American craftsmanship at its finest
5 Stars By Geoff H. on 2017-01-08
Starter quality is evident throughout!
5 Stars By Jack W. on 2016-07-28
Excellent product & delivery
5 Stars By Kim on 2017-03-30
Best, most accurate square I
Best , most accurate square I own