Nice quality speed square

I picked up one of these at Home Depot last night:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202035312/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId053&langId=-1&keyword=rafter%20square&storeId051
I have three other "construction quality" speed squares and this one blows them all away in terms of accuracy and precision edges. It's high-quality aluminum with a nice blue anodized finish, and with crisp clean edges that are machined accurately enough to where I wouldn't have any qualms at all about using it for "fine woodworking" tasks (like a reference edge for a marking knife) that I normally save for my steel machinist's squares.
--
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, eat the taco.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Steve Turner wrote:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202035312/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId053&langId=-1&keyword=rafter%20square&storeId051
The wright-up says it is anodized aluminum, making it rust and corrosion resistant. Rust???
--
Gerald Ross

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

Aluminum does corrode, slower than ferrous metal. But then again I cringe when the announcer on "How it is Made" also call anodizing rust proofing.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Aluminum doesn't rust, but the term aluminum rust was often applied by Kolby & Kolby Window & Door reps to describe the corrosion seen on some of their aluminum clad window units. If I recall, regarding the units I saw (worked with them for almost 2 yrs), they concluded something in the mortar mix or stucco (a particular kind of mortar/ stucco or something put in the mix) was the most likely cause for the corrosion. I don't know if they had any evidence to prove their conclusions.
Might have been some kind of fastener, used on those units, too. The corrosion was not all over, but just in spots on the units I saw.
I don't recall experiencing any other examples of aluminum corrosion.
A good speed square is a must have tool.
Sonny
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I have a 12" version by swanson and I use it all the time - it's great for marking screw locations in cabinet sides and stuff. JP
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
"JayPique" wrote in message wrote:

I have a 12" version by swanson and I use it all the time - it's great for marking screw locations in cabinet sides and stuff. ===================================================================I have the smaller Swanson. It is an unsquare.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 2/18/2012 7:08 PM, Sonny wrote:
> A good speed square is a must have tool.
I don't own one. I use an old, high quality combo tri-square. What am I missing (for a cabinet shop)? I can afford 10 bucks for a must have tool. I have always considered a combo square as a must have tool for a shop but have occasionally had to resist buying a speed square due to my weakness for all measuring devices.
--
Jack
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

Aluminum is VERY rust resistant and considerably non-magnetic. <g>
Our very own HD is having its grand opening next week. Maybe I can see this rustproof^H^H^H^H^H resistant stuff myself.
-- The ultimate result of shielding men from folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.