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Is there one that is better than the other?

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for what puropose?

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yes.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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yes.


Any particular brand to recommend and why?


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No. A right angle is a right angle.

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If better means more expensive .....

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If quality means better, which means more accurate it will also mean more expensive:
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/w...are-12in-x-8in



Or in a triangle, this one:
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/w...combo-4-5-6-25




I don't own either one, because they are too expensive for me. I use a draftsman's triangle from my days in college or a tri-square also called a combination square from Harbor Fright:
https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...k%2Cf&q=square

I also have a set of these:
https://www.harborfreight.com/l-squa...-pc-63033.html

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A right angle is certainly better than a wrong angle.
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I have a Groz machinist's square from Woodcraft that I use. Found that my Craftsman square is accurate, according to Mr. Groz.
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Over time everyone drops their squares. Each time it has the potential of bending them so you have to check them from time to time. I've got one framing square I cut one side of it off and use it for a ruler because it is no longer square. The square if it's not at 90 degrees is worse than not having a square at all.
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I have one or two somewhere. Just tend to pick up a piece of factory cut board and use that most times. Have even used a sheet of paper.
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The best way to get a right angle is to ask a right whale.
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I recall a fine woodworking article about straightening squares. Had something to do with driving a nail into the corner. I have an old stanley square I picked up a long time ago, it works fine but it is a little bit off.

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There's methods online or You Tube

What I remember is simple. To open the angle, expand the metal in the intersection of the two legs forcing them apart. To close the angle, expand the metal in the corner opposite the intersection. You can use a center punch to expand the metal a bit at a time.

To check a square for square, use a straight edged surface and mark a line using the square short leg to the right, then another with the short leg to the left about 1/16" from the first line. Both lines should be parallel. Fix as noted above.


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