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Offline jimbo51

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Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:30 AM »
Has anybody used these? Any opinion on usefulness and value? They are on sale now at an introductory price.

Woodpecker says that these are better because they are longer, wider and stronger.

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Online Joe Felchlin

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 10:03 AM »
I’ve used the Pinnacle brand/model (defunct Woodcraft brand) clamping squares for years. Great for squaring up corners when used with Bessey 4” General Purpose Clamps.

I just bought/received four of these Woodpecker Clamping Squares.
They’re slightly larger and are more “robust”.
I’m looking forward to using them.  [smile]
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 11:38 AM »
I also have the Pinnacle squares (produced by Woodpeckers) along with a special run of "Plus Plus" by Woodpeckers in phenolic. The phenolic version is 1 3/4" wide and each leg is 8" long. I've used the "Plus Plus" version a number of times because there is a lot of clamping surface available. I frequently bolt 2 of them together to give me additional depth. I've put together a package of fasteners solely for this purpose. I can't remember the application just now but it will come to me and I'll add to this post.  [smile]

The standard version is pretty useless because of the limited size for clamping. The "Plus" version would certainly be an improvement.

« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 11:42 AM by Cheese »

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 04:42 PM »
I don't depend on clamping squares for squaring per se, but I do use them a lot to keep pieces in place and more or less square while I'm assembling.  They are very useful third hands.  That said, I use the Rockler phenolic squares which I don't trust that much anyway, although they are very nice for the use to which I put them.

I'm seriously considering a set of the Woodpecker squares.  They come in packs of 2, 4, and 8.  I'm thinking 4.  Can anyone think of a good reason to order 8?

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 09:58 PM »
Well the use for eight, as I see it, would be if you needed to clamp all four corners of something and needed to do it at the top and at the bottom simultaneously.

Offline hdv

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 06:01 AM »
2 Weeks ago I ordered a set of 8, together with the new equal space divider and a set of straight edges (my current straight edge was  made by myself a couple of years ago and not really dependable anymore). I think it will come in handy when assembling multiple cabinets in the same run. Most often when I build cabinets it will be more than one. In such cases having 8 might help me save time.

Offline deepcreek

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 02:13 PM »
I've used the Jevons Squares for years.  Great product.

http://www.jevonstoolco.com/

« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 04:48 PM by deepcreek »
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Offline fshanno

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 11:57 PM »
Square?  Square is overrated. 

If the plywood isn't flat what's the point?

Anyway, in my Dr. Seussian world square is considered unimaginative.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 12:48 PM »
Square?  Square is overrated. 

If the plywood isn't flat what's the point?

Anyway, in my Dr. Seussian world square is considered unimaginative.
Are you using plywood that isnt flat?
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Woodpecker Clamping Square plus
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 01:04 PM »
Square?  Square is overrated. 

If the plywood isn't flat what's the point?

Anyway, in my Dr. Seussian world square is considered unimaginative.

Have been building tables, cabinets, boxes, bookcases, etc. for years, and never got bothered by stock that is not "perfectly" square, straight, or flat. For the record, I don't think I own any measuring tools that are perfectly straight or square, etc. Even if they are, I have no ways of checking them!

I work with wood, and wood is quite a tolerant material, because it moves!