I'm hoping for an alternative that's priced in the same universe as reality. Not sure exactly what price that is...
But for example the Woodcraft-branded combo square with 3 heads (square, center-finder, protractor) is about $70 (http://tinyurl.com/32rk8 ). That seems almost reasonable if it's good'n square, easy to read and use. They've got a much less substantial-looking no-name one for $25 with all three heads (http://tinyurl.com/3yxea )
Comments on the Woodcraft or suggestions for another brand?