If I need a tool and I don't want to spend large on it, I can come back with
four for price of the one. I am curious about craftex too. They sell a set
of undersized plywood bits, for 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4" - all 1/32" under. Less
than a single bit at HD. I love their sales. Fills up the tool box fast.
For home use they are the first company that comes to mind for this.
I bet they are the bread and butter for supplies for some operations.
For the price of a rosewood handled square and chisel guide at LV you could
get a square and chisel guide, surface plate, dial caliper, micrometer,
feller guages, pitch gauges, scriber, punches, and a box of 50 sheets of
sandpaper. I haven't calculated.
I know Mitutoyo make the cheap ind. std. dial caliper (over $100), but I
have tested their $22 model with guage blocks and it is bang on, all over.
That is what I like.