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Feb 2nd, 2016 at 11:14am
 
It seems now that One Time Tool has taken a common Rafter Square, (which can be bought for starting at $20-$30) refined it and now it's $130.
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After seeing the price I can only conclude that One Time Tool is trying to compete with Festool for the most expensive line of tools.
Don't get me wrong, It looks like a very nice tool, just a bit too expensive.
I'm not sure when woodworking became a "rich mans'" craft. I also think you should be able to cut a straight line without $1k worth of tools. (second video)
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Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 11:22am
 
You can get a speed square for around $10 from Lowes and a 16x24 square for even less.

What I think sets this tool apart is the red paint... now if it had pin stripping I would get this in a heart beat.
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Reply #2 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 2:40pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 11:22am:
What I think sets this tool apart is the red paint


Chalk up one more keyboard
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Reply #3 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 3:14pm
 
I get mailings on those one-time tools...  my observations:

1) they look nice
2) WAAAYYY overpriced
3) will look for these tools in garage sales for $5 each... should take ~3 years for them to start showing up...

...and if I don't find any, I saved myself $5.
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Reply #4 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 4:14pm
 
Doesn't even have the degree markings a common speed square has. Probably would have added to much to the cost.
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Reply #5 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 5:54pm
 
william trench wrote on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 4:14pm:
Doesn't even have the degree markings a common speed square has.


But it will set the fence on your $650 Festool table.
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Reply #6 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 6:27pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 5:54pm:
william trench wrote on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 4:14pm:
Doesn't even have the degree markings a common speed square has.


But it will set the fence on your $650 Festool table.


But it could do it faster if it had pin striping!
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Reply #7 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 7:18pm
 
I'm ordering several... Not!
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Reply #8 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 7:47pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 6:27pm:
But it could do it faster if it had pin striping!


Or flames
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Reply #9 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 8:28pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 7:47pm:
Ron Sardo wrote on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 6:27pm:
But it could do it faster if it had pin striping!


Or flames

Now I want one if it had flames.
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Reply #10 - Feb 2nd, 2016 at 8:47pm
 
Now remember everyone, this is a PRECISION TRIANGLE, not a run of the mill speed square.....
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Reply #11 - Feb 3rd, 2016 at 1:53am
 
pin striping will add 6 months to delivery time. without, expect in July.
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Reply #12 - Feb 3rd, 2016 at 12:14pm
 
And if you go by "Pecker"  Shocked - it comes personalized!!!

lol  Grin Wink... sorry about that.... Roll Eyes
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Reply #13 - Feb 3rd, 2016 at 12:42pm
 
Tom Coghill wrote on Feb 3rd, 2016 at 12:14pm:
it comes personalized!!!


That way everyone knows that it really was you who spent too much
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Reply #14 - Feb 3rd, 2016 at 9:18pm
 
I just checked my $3 plastic square and it was right on 90 and 45.  I doubt for woodworking you need better then less then 1/3 degree error.  The square I use for metal working is the same as the plastic one.  Of course neither are a nice red color.  Maybe I will spray mine red.  Of course the same could probably be said about black lathes but I still want one.
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