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Starrett Diemakers' Squares (453 and 453M series)

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 With 2 1/2" Std., Bevel, Narrow, and Offset Blades in Case ($349.00) In Stock
When is a square not just a square? The sliding blades of this die-makers' square can be adjusted at an angle (up to approximately 10°). Originally designed for measuring the clearance in dies, this is a great tool for anyone doing small work that requires laying out angled and tapered surfaces. The larger knurled thumb screw locks the blades at any position, and the smaller one tilts the blades at an angle. To set the blades at an angle, first release the blade clamp screw, then the blade may be tilted to the desired angle by turning the small knurled screw into the beam. The blade can be held in position by tightening the clamping screw. Head and blades are hardened and ground.

The inch reading blade is graduated on one side, upper edge in 32nds, lower edge in 64ths and the millimeter reading blade is graduated in millimeter and 1/2 millimeter.

The bevel blade is approximately 2 1/2" (63 mm) long x 1/2" (12.5 mm) wide and is beveled to 30° on one end and 45° on the other. The narrow graduated blade has 32nds graduation on one side, and 64ths on the other. It is 5/32" (4 mm) wide over a length of approximately 1 5/8" (41 mm) and cut away at one end to a width of 3/32" (2.4 mm). The offset blade is used where it would be impossible to sight a straight blade. It protrudes from the square about 1 1/2" (38 mm) and is 1/8" (3 mm) wide. Both sides of each edge are beveled to provide good visual line contact.

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Note: This tool has been discontinued by Starrett. We have one left in stock.
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