Woodpeckers 26” and 18” Precision Woodworking Squares
Woodpeckers 2616 and 1812 combine the size of a carpenter's framing square with the precise construction of a furniture maker's try square. The reinforced beam lets the squares stand on their own and provides an accurate edge reference you'll never get with a framing square. They're the ideal tools to reach for when doing critical layout work on sheet goods and when setting up track saw cutting stations. What separates Woodpeckers squares from the rest is our one-piece central core. We mill the core from cast and ground tool plate aluminum (the most stable aluminum made). The central core gives Woodpeckers Precision Woodworking Squares an accuracy and stability not found in competitive tools.
Cleverly Designed and Carefully Manufactured
The cores of the 2616 and 1812 are precisely machined complete squares. Our milling methods combined with the top quality material we use allow us to hold tolerance to ±.0085°…that’s one thousandth of an inch per 12" of blade length. To this highly accurate core, we add cheeks to make the base thicker. The combination of the one-piece core with the precision-pinned cheeks can’t be matched by squares made with a blade riveted to a separate beam.
The cheeks are narrower than the core by a quarter-inch, forming a shoulder not found in traditional square designs. The shoulder allows the square to rest on the edge of a board without you holding on. Once you’ve used a Woodpeckers square with the shoulder, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
The hands-free design, the wide stable base for vertical use and the heft and balance of these squares combine to make them a joy to use, as well as deadly accurate. But we didn’t stop with just a great square, we laser engrave scales on both sides of the blade (inch or metric, your choice) to an accuracy of ±.004" total accumulated error over the entire length of the scale.
When the job is done, your squares store in a wall-mountable case that keeps them safe, but always in plain sight and ready for the next project.
We take great pride in the design and manufacturing of these squares. So much so that we will repair or replace your Precision Woodworking Square anytime you find it to be out of tolerance. No fine print, no disclaimers. If it’s not square, we’ll make it square or replace it.
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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°.