PEC Combination Square: 6 Inch
I "discovered" PEC tools of California and was so impressed I bought some of their stuff to put it to the test of daily use. I am still impressed and I now recommend PEC's premium line of combination squares.
I use my PEC combination squares when I am traveling, when I need an adjustable blade, or when I am measuring a 45 degree angle. Its a "jack of all" squares for hand tool woodworking. I recommend and use the PEC 12 and 6 inch models. Here is why:
6 inch long blade.
4R Graduation scale: 1/8ths & 1/16ths, 1/32nds & 1/64ths
We stock the premium "hardened steel" body - not the cast steel body - it makes a big difference in accuracy over time.
Blades are fully hardened and tempered, and come with a durable, satin chrome finish.
The high contrast, micro fine graduations are well marked, and very easy to read.
Its a "Jack of all squares." Allows you to measure and mark 90 or 45 degrees, adjusts to configure for just about any situation, and remains very accurate.
If you can only have one square this combination square is what I recommend.
Square/miter head features level vial and hardened scribe.
Knurled adjustment knob is very easy to grip.
When I first received the square I was happy with the fit and finish. I am a finish carpenter . When i started using is the slide screw was very difficult to loosen. After a few days it now will not stay tight . This is very upsetting , I would like either my money back or a square that works properly.
Fit & finish is not as fine as Starrett. I bought some PEC tools because Rob speaks highly of them. I’m too used to Starrett, so I gave my PEC tools to an apprentice.
This Combination square is made from very high quality materials, well engineered and looks great. This is a must have product in any shop.
These squares are great! I’ve been a Starrett square user for 30 plus years and these tools are every bit as good. In fact I prefer the knurled nut on pec over the Starrett. It’s seems easier to use. Robs prices on these tools are great too!
I was considering purchasing a Starrett combination square. I've come to a point where I am slowly replacing some of my older lesser quality tools with more accurate, better quality tools. After reading reviews and watching Rob Cosman videos and reviews I decided on giving the PEC a try. I am not disappointed. Visibility, accuracy, and fit of the PEC tool has certainly met my highest expectations. If you get a PEC square you won't be embarrassed to use it around your friends with Starrett tools. I decided to give it a try because Rob made a strong statement regarding PEC quality- I agree. It's a good choice at a good price.