Top positive review
Great for the serious woodworker!
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2018
I purchased this product in September of 2017 after discovering the square I had been using for a couple of years was not actually square. I settled on this square after reading the guarantee of accuracy, and after considering Woodpeckers' legendary reputation among the woodworking community. So far, I have been 100% happy.
This square is a fair amount of money for such a simple tool, so it is probably not for the hobbyist. I needed dead-accurate 90 degree corners every time, but a hobbyist could probably get by with a less expensive brand.
When I received my square, the first thing I did was check the accuracy of the product. I did this by placing it against a known straightedge, and scribing a line on the inside of the blade. I then flipped the square over, and scribed another line parallel to my first line. The two lines were exactly parallel by my eye. I then measured the lines with calipers and they were dead-on parallel to one another. The fact that the lines were parallel proved to me that the square was in fact exactly 90 degrees.
There are many other characteristics I like about this square. For instance the "shelf" that runs along the inside of the body of the square is a welcome addition in my shop. This "shelf" allows the square to rest on the edge of a workpiece, and not tip over like most squares. Another lovely feature is the notch on the inside of the square where the blade meets the body. This notch allows you to get a pencil all the way down to the bottom corner, and therefore ensure accuracy. Another feature that I would not use but have actually found amazing is the accuracy of all the square's constituent pieces. The blade is exactly 1/4 inch thick, and the body is exactly 3/4 inch thick. This has proven handy when quickly wanting to check the thickness of stock. The last feature I enjoy is the anodized red finish. This finish is durable and very pleasing to the eyes, and feels nice in the hand.
The only issue that I have with the square is the fact that it is made out of aluminum. While this is plenty strong for woodworking needs, it does make me more wary of dropping the tool and damaging it. This issue, however, has all but resolved itself as I am not much more careful with the tool and therefore unlikely to drop it.
Overall, I would very much recommend this product to the non-hobbyist woodworker. The peace of mind it offers is unparalleled, and it is a pleasure to use.