Unmatched Precision and Quality. The 1281 Square starts as a solid piece of very expensive, extremely stable cast aluminum tool plate. This large plate is carefully machined in multiple high RPM passes on our state-of-art CNC equipment. The result is a single piece square with a 12” blade and 8” handle. The manufacturing process insures the 1281 Square is accurate to within one thousandth of an inch or less along the full length of the tool.
Once the square is perfectly machined two additional pieces of precision-machined aluminum to form cheeks for the handle. These cheeks are fitted to the square with two stainless steel pins that ensure bulletproof rigidity and perfect alignment. This kind of strength and precision simply cannot be matched by woodworking squares made using separate blade and handle parts.
Many Features Make the 1281 Square A Joy to Use. The first thing you'll notice is the heft of the tool and how good it feels in your hand. In use, you'll discover how the woodworking square rests hands-free on the edge of a board thanks to the lip created by the cheeks of our special handle design. The design also enables the square to securely stand on its beefy, 3/4” thick handle edge. These design features make machine setup and squaring case parts a breeze.
More user-friendly features include a finger slot in the blade to hold it exactly in place when checking square ends. A notch is even milled at the square's inside corner so you can “zero-out” your layout lines all the way to the edge of a board. Easy to read measurement scales are laser etched in 1/16th increments on both sides of the blade. We also offer the 1281 Square in metric, 1mm scales.
All 1281 Squares come in a custom-fitted case that's ready to mount on your shop wall.