Woodpeckers 26” and 18” Precision Woodworking Squares
These former OneTIME Tools are designed for tight tolerance woodworking. Packed with the features you've always wanted in a large square, these are now part of our permanent product lineup! We’ve doubled our manufacturing facility to make more of our great tools available right when you need them!
Framing Squares Just Don’t Cut It. Conventional framing squares may be OK for construction jobs where “square” means in the neighborhood of 90°. That’s what you can expect from a square that’s punched out by the thousands or molded out of plastic. As most woodworkers know, framing squares simply can’t be trusted in tight tolerance shop work and can be difficult to use.
A Square So Good Its Guaranteed! Woodpeckers large-sized Precision Woodworking Squares offer accuracy that’s so good, it’s guaranteed. How precise? Our squares are machined and quality checked to be dead square within .0085 degrees or better. That amounts to about .001" per foot.
Work With Confidence. With our 26" x 16" (2616) Precision Framing Square (we also offer an 18" x 12" model and metric equivalents) you can confidently set up track saws or straight edge devices for sawing or routing operations. You know you’ll make a square cut every time. These tools are also perfect for panel layout work. And unlike conventional framing squares, the blade of the 26" x 16" model lets you accurately mark all the way to the center of 4’ x 8’ sheet goods.
Unmatched Precision and Finest Quality Materials. Our Precision Framing Squares start the manufacturing process as a solid piece of cast aluminum tool and jig plate. This stable material is then carefully machined in our cutting edge CNC machinery. The result is a single-piece blade and handle that’s made square and will stay square. Two pieces of precision-machined aluminum form the cheeks of the handle. These cheeks are affixed with stainless steel dowel pins that ensure bulletproof rigidity and perfect alignment when pressed into their precision-machined holes. This kind of strength and accuracy simply cannot be matched by conventional framing squares.
QUALITY CONTROL A significant proportion of every batch of squares is tested on our computer-controlled optical inspection system while the batch is being machined. Further along in the manufacturing process, every single square is checked by hand against certified granite reference blocks. We’re so confident in our quality control that we guarantee our squares to ±0.0085 degrees. If you ever find your square outside that tolerance, we’ll fix it or replace it…for the life of the tool.
Features Galore. The blades are ¼" thick and the handle is a full ¾". The inside edge of the handle features a shoulder so it will lay flat on the work while still registering against the panel edge. The thick handle makes it easy to stand the blade upright to check square on cabinet inside corners hands free. Easy to read measurement scales are laser etched in 1/16th increments (1mm on metric models) on both sides of the blade.
Ordering Options. You can choose to order your Precision Framing Square individually or in a set with either Imperial or metric scales and with or without a wall mountable case for safe storage and easy access.
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Squares - FAQ
Q: What is the difference between the Aluminum and Stainless Steel squares besides material?
A: The biggest difference besides the material the squares are made out of is the marking holes that are milled into the stainless steel squares that are not milled in the aluminum versions. These holes allow for marking layout lines for projects. The Stainless Steel Square blade is approximately 1/16” in thickness where the Aluminum blade is approximately ⅛”. The thinner blade and the marking holes along the blade of the Stainless Steel Square allows for it to be better used for lay out lines. The thicker blade of the Aluminum Square is better suited for making sure work pieces are perpendicular to each other.
Q: How accurate are your squares compared to others on the market?
A: Our squares are milled and inspected to be within tolerances of .001” per foot or .0085°.