Need a piece of stock like a sheet of ply / mdf, etc. (or work bench) that
has an edge that is straight and at least as long as the longest side of the
square. Lay the square along the edge (long leg to the left) and strike a
line along the perpendicular leg using a fine point pencil or other marking
took that will give you a good edge to compare to. Now, swing the long leg
from the left side to the right side (180deg swing) and align the
perpendicular edge along the line you just drew. The line should line
exactly for the full length. If it does not:
1. Top edge of square is to the right of the line while the lower edge is on
Adjustment = Use a center punch and about 3/16" to 1/4" from inside corner
of square, tap (medium to heavy) the punch with a hammer to "open" the
2. Top edge of square is on the line while the lower edge is to the right of
Adjustment = Use a center punch and about 3/16" to 1/4" from outside corner
of square, tap (medium to heavy) the punch with a hammer to "close" the
3. Repeat alignment checks and big hammer procedure as needed.
Just to clarify: we're whacking on the flat of the blade, right? I.e.,
at the tip of the "v" below? Then the followup post about peening
opposite sides makes sense to me.
Correct. And even though some others stated using the rounded end of a ball
peen hammer - that is a bit of overkill since any displacement of the metal
at those points will have an effect. But since this is a carpenter's square
and not an engineering square - hammer away.
Take it back and replace with one with less error is all I can suggest
Otherwise, lots of patience and hand files can fix this
On 18 Jan 2004 18:36:14 GMT, email@example.com (Samrocky) wrote:
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