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  • Bruce Bellows
    Absolutely, a steel machinist square is essential and can also be bought from places like Habour Freight (US) or Princess Auto (Canada) for just a few dollars.
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 18, 2013
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      Absolutely, a steel machinist square is essential and can also be bought from places like Habour Freight (US) or Princess Auto (Canada) for just a few dollars.

      I change the thread topic from Precision Measurement to Machinist Square

      Bruce

      On 6/18/2013 9:40 AM, keith gutshall wrote:  
      Hi Bruce &  Group
       One of the most useful  tool I have is a square.  It is a smple tool but very useful,
       I use it for layout, checking parts,setting up machines.
       They are fairly cheap and you can get them at the local hardware store.
       Try to get one with a metal head, the plastic head don't work good with metal.
       
       You will need a square with a center head for round stuff. It is used for finding
      the center on round stock.
       
       Keith
       
       
      Deep Run Portage
      Back Shop
      " The Lizard Works"

    • Ian 1
      Hi, The most useful tool you will ever have in the workshop is a note book....... All the best, Ian
      Message 2 of 7 , Jun 18, 2013
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        Hi,

        The most useful tool you will ever have in the workshop is a note book.......

        All the best,
        Ian

        On 18 Jun 2013, at 15:10, Bruce Bellows <bbellows@...> wrote:

         

        This is a list of very handy basic metal shop tools to have, used tools can also be acquired at excellent pricing 

        All price ranges are pricing for new items and are a general guide.

        Dial Indicator  -                                  $ 20 to $ 200
        Magnetic Base with fine adjustment  - $35 to 150
        Vernier Calipers Dial  -                       $ 30 to $ 250
        Precision 1-2-3 Blocks                       $15 to $150
        Precision 2-4-6 Blocks                       $75 to $300
        1" Micrometer                                     $ 30 & up
        0-6" Micrometer Set                           $100 & up
        6" scale                                                $ 5
        Machinist squares ( set)                        $ 25




      • Bruce Bellows
        I can t argue with you on that one. Mine is 8 1/2 x 11 coil bound 1/4 graph paper type. For those people out there who think they can t sketch you will be
        Message 3 of 7 , Jun 18, 2013
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          I can't argue with you on that one. Mine is 8 1/2" x 11" coil bound 1/4" graph paper type.

          For those people out there who think they can't sketch you will be surprised by how much your sketches will improve when done on graph paper.

          Bruce

          On 6/18/2013 1:09 PM, Ian 1 wrote:  
          Hi,

          The most useful tool you will ever have in the workshop is a note book.......

          All the best,
          Ian

          On 18 Jun 2013, at 15:10, Bruce Bellows <bbellows@...> wrote:

           

          This is a list of very handy basic metal shop tools to have, used tools can also be acquired at excellent pricing 

          All price ranges are pricing for new items and are a general guide.

          Dial Indicator  -                                  $ 20 to $ 200
          Magnetic Base with fine adjustment  - $35 to 150
          Vernier Calipers Dial  -                       $ 30 to $ 250
          Precision 1-2-3 Blocks                       $15 to $150
          Precision 2-4-6 Blocks                       $75 to $300
          1" Micrometer                                     $ 30 & up
          0-6" Micrometer Set                           $100 & up
          6" scale                                                $ 5
          Machinist squares ( set)                        $ 25




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