5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-01-06
Great price, but not as nice as starrett
Great for the price - but don't let people convince you these are just as nice or nicer than starrett... I have the starrett set and they blow these things out of the water. But for the price, I think these are very nice and worthy of my home projects.
4 Stars By JBEstell on 2017-12-28
Great to have at hand.
Handy as all get out. I use the 4" for layout and it is fantastic. The 6" is great too. Its no Starrett but I am not a professional nor am I made of money so this fits the bill nicely.
4 Stars By MichiganMatt290 on 2018-01-08
it checks out good in all positions
True out of the box. I hope they slide easier with time, they both are a big rough and hard to slide into position. This does NOT seem to affect the "trueness" of the blade, it checks out good in all positions.
5 Stars By R. A. Nielsen on 2017-09-28
A Quality Product
Excellent squares for working tight spaces. The sliding arm makes the tool useable in layouts. These are a good choice at a good price.
5 Stars By Jason L. on 2017-09-15
Great value and accuracy is spot on with my starrett.
5 Stars By Donna Deslatte on 2018-01-07
Works as advertise
5 Stars By David L. on 2017-08-26
Excellent pieces, which I look forward to using for many years to come....
3 Stars By Karen Brady on 2017-06-16
Not bad but not Starrett!
I don't usually do reviews but I thought I'd take the time and share my thoughts on these squares.
First off, I never expected these to compare to Starrett but I was hoping they would come close. To be blunt, they don't! The first thing I noticed was how poorly the balde slides through the head. It is very stickey, for lack of a better word, and the nut was also very rough to tighten and loosen. I almost couldn't loosen the nut on one of them after tightening it. I considered returning them but thought thay maybe after some use they'd loosen up a bit. They didn't! But don't despare! I found a solution!
I thought that lubricating them would help so I tried using graphite. I worked graphite into the slot on the rule and down into the nut and lock bolt and by sliding the rule back and forth through the head assembly and tightening and loosening the nut several times, it really got things working. Still not as smooth as my Starretts but much closer!
I have a feeling that treating them with graphite might be required until they break-in. Maybe after time they will loosen up enough that they won't need further lubrication.
2 Stars By Neutronrblue on 2017-06-18
Looks nice, but....
Comes in a nice case, looks nice but the machining for the adjustment screw is very poor. Could not adjust the smaller gauge at all, after playing around with this for a while to attempt to free up the nut unsuccessfully threw it away. 6 inch looks fine but again but overall disappointed in quality of scale for measuring and marking. Bought an inexpensive 4 inch double square from the big box store and this will be my go to when I need this size square. I do not recommend this product.
4 Stars By Garett on 2017-10-23
I'd like to give a lower start for the miss information
Box says square to within 0.0015, I'd say they are that. BTA-MALL description says square to within .0008 - they are not that close. both are a little rough sliding, can see a bit of light when i try and square them against each other. I'd like to give a lower start for the miss information, but for the price they are going to do the job for woodworking. Again, dont buy if you need something more accurate.