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Offline treesner

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Woodpecker 26"
« on: March 14, 2017, 01:53 AM »
Are those woodpecker 26" squares worth the money? They seem nice to have but are very expensive. My roomate has one of these which is very useful but I've never checked how square it is

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Offline charley1968

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 03:00 AM »
They're accurate and have a good rep, hence worth the money for a lot of people. I don't have the need of a 50cm square, so to me: no
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Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 06:06 AM »
Do you mean the 18" or the 26" Precision Framing squares?  If so, yes.  I use them all the time for squaring up my rails on cuts.
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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 10:49 AM »
Or maybe the 24" T-square?

 If the T-square ...... they are excellent marking gauges for sheet goods.

Seth

Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 11:50 AM »
Yes they are worth the money...I just wish the 26" was a bit lighter.

That drywall square works well if it's square, you need to check it for squareness. I've had 2 of them and I unfortunately found out, after the fact, that they were not square. Moved to the 26" Woodpeckers square and gave the drywall squares the boot.   

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 02:32 PM »
Drywall squares are useless for fine woodworking. One drop and they can change calibration, if they were ever calibrated to begin with. They work fine for drywall where accuracy is only so important.

The Woodpeckers square vs a stamped metal square is night and day. having the ability to place it on the material flat increases accuracy, vs the stamped where you have to angle it to register off one side. It also allows marking to be easily made on all sides of the square.

For rough construction the stamped squares are what I use, and switch between an aluminum one and a steel square. When it comes time to build to higher tolerances the Woodpecker squares come out. I have the 26", but after using it the 12" is on my short list. Unfortunately I prefer metric so I always wind up with two of everything since I also need and mostly work in imperial here in the USA.
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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 10:46 PM »
Do you mean the 18" or the 26" Precision Framing squares?  If so, yes.  I use them all the time for squaring up my rails on cuts.

The metric versions are even better.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 11:18 PM »
I like using the drywall square for breaking down sheet goods, it works well.

Check your diagonals and if they're the same you're good to go.


Offline JimH2

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 10:32 AM »
Do you mean the 18" or the 26" Precision Framing squares?  If so, yes.  I use them all the time for squaring up my rails on cuts.

Me too. They work great for this purpose.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 06:33 PM »
Ive got the 26" and man is it a beast. Great for squaring up guide rails for a track saw!
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 08:54 PM »
I like using the drywall square for breaking down sheet goods, it works well.

Check your diagonals and if they're the same you're good to go.

I have a few Woodpecker devices and three of my favorites are my 300, 600 and 900mm rules. I have various stops and hooks for them.

Honestly, for braking down sheet goods, I use my TSO guide rail square more than anything. It is also great for marking up (AND cutting) 4x8 sheets of ply.

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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 11:21 PM »
Good to know Bryan, thank you.

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 03:46 PM »
Yes they are worth the money...I just wish the 26" was a bit lighter.

That drywall square works well if it's square, you need to check it for squareness. I've had 2 of them and I unfortunately found out, after the fact, that they were not square. Moved to the 26" Woodpeckers square and gave the drywall squares the boot.

thoughts on the square vs t-square model by woodpecker?

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 03:47 PM »
Or maybe the 24" T-square?

 If the T-square ...... they are excellent marking gauges for sheet goods.

Seth

do you think the t square is a better option than the 26 framing square?

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Re: Woodpecker 20"
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 03:54 PM »
I like using the drywall square for breaking down sheet goods, it works well.

Check your diagonals and if they're the same you're good to go.

I have a few Woodpecker devices and three of my favorites are my 300, 600 and 900mm rules. I have various stops and hooks for them.

Honestly, for braking down sheet goods, I use my TSO guide rail square more than anything. It is also great for marking up (AND cutting) 4x8 sheets of ply.

Can't go wrong with anything anodized in blue or red!

Cheers. Bryan.


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heard good things about that.

would an aluminum 12" or 7" rafting square do the same job as that

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