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Reply #15 - Feb 3rd, 2016 at 9:43pm
 
Larry, unless you checked it with a PRECISION TRIANGLE how do you know it's correct? We might all be .0001 off & not even realize it.....
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Re: Rafter Square
Reply #16 - Feb 4th, 2016 at 10:48am
 
I checked it with a digital angle gage.  Personally I think I am lot more off kilter then that.  Grin
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Reply #17 - Feb 4th, 2016 at 12:12pm
 
It is clear to see that the emphasis here is on speed and we all know this equates to money. Sure looks a lot faster than any square I own but I am not in that much of a hurry. Anyway, for a one time tool it's a lot of dough.
A traditional rafter ( framing)  square has more data for complex framing angles and layout printed on it than most carpenters even understand.
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Re: Rafter Square
Reply #18 - Feb 4th, 2016 at 3:41pm
 
william trench wrote on Feb 4th, 2016 at 12:12pm:
A traditional rafter ( framing)  square has more data for complex framing angles and layout printed on it than most carpenters even understand.

While most framing squares have additional markings for rafters (rise and run) these days a rafter square and a framing square are often separated into two distinctly different tools

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Re: Rafter Square
Reply #19 - Feb 5th, 2016 at 1:06pm
 
Certainly a lot of dough for a One Time Tool.
A real framing square has more data printed on it for complex framing angles than most carpenters could understand and is a great layout tool if you know how to use it.
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Reply #20 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 10:26am
 
I think everything I've ever seen with their name on it is terribly overpriced.  Maybe its just thier marketing plan.  We have an Academy with 19.99 fishing poles.  Across the street is a Gander Mtn. and the same pole is 129.99 and people go there and buy them.  Some guys I know will only wear hunting clothes from Gander.  Sorry, I'm not wearing a $250 jacket and a $100 shirt fishing.  I know that my MIL will always pay more if there is something special about the name of a product and look down on us if we get the cheap TP.
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