Looking for good combination square with Metric system support


Hi All,
I am looking for a recommendation for a good combination square with Metric system support.
Thanks,
Hanoch
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Hi All,
I am looking for a recommendation for a good combination square with Metric system support.
Thanks,
Hanoch
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Hanoch wrote...

Starrett combination square blades are available in inch, millimeter, and inch/millimeter markings, from 4" to 48".
http://catalog.starrett.com/catalog/catalog/groups.asp?GroupIDp
-- Timothy Juvenal www.tjwoodworking.com
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On Sun, 13 Aug 2006 13:41:48 GMT, "Hambone Slim"

You might baulk when you see the prices but Starrett is well worth the money.
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www.antiquetools.com sells the metric Starrett combination squares.
Mark
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On Sun, 13 Aug 2006 15:10:15 -0400, Joe Bemier

The OP might also consider going to the Enco website and look at their offerings. Personally, I think the level of accuracy offered by Starrett is overkill, so I use Mitutoyo. Mitutoyo costs quite a bit less than Starrett and offers accuracy just as good when you consider the nature of woodworking.
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Ever actually checked? Mitutoyo is every bit as accurate as Starrett, period.
Mitutoyo costs quite a bit

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No, I haven't. I don't work in a machine shop and never have. The guys I know who do or did all look down their noses at Mitutoyo has being 2nd rate. What do I know?
Well, What I know is that when I use their (Mitutoyo) instruments they help make tight well fitting projects. My machines are accurately set up with them too. So I'm a happy camper and spent less than if I'd bought Starrett or Browne & Sharpe. I don't know if B&S is still made. It's just a name on some tooling in the tool crib at my employer.
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And Ford fans look down their noses at Chevys. I have a number of Mitutoyo micrometers and calipers that are in daily, professional, use. Have been for over twenty years. They just went through the routine calibration check today. In perfect shape. I do own a few Starrett tools too. Never had a problem with them either. Each manufacturer has tools in their line that I wouldn't own (Mitutoyo telescoping gages suck, Starrett dial calipers are rough and don't last) but both make good ones too. Just like any other tool manufacturer, neither Starrett of Mitutoyo do everything right. Yes, Brown and Sharp is still around though their line is rather small and they are no longer American made. Made mostly in Switzerland though and their quality is high. Their dial calipers are made by Etalon and are the finest I have ever used.

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