Woodpeckers 1282SS not straight.
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Just got the 1282SS and the 642SS set in the mail. Yay...but wait. The 1282 isn't straight.  I got these to be reliable to judge my other squares which always seem to not agree. The 1282 leans to the left a bit...makes it a major challenge to compare to others if the ruler part isn't true. Called customer service and of course they are closed...now I gotta wait. Uggh.


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  Re: Woodpeckers 1282SS not straight. by Scott W (Just got the 1282SS ...)
Initiate an exchange or return.
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  Re: RE: Woodpeckers 1282SS not straight. by Cabinet Monkey (Initiate an exchange...)
(09-12-2021, 07:26 AM)Cabinet Monkey Wrote: Initiate an exchange or return.

I am Monday morning.  I am shocked however at the quality though.  The small one is all scratched up in the base and the big one won't lay flat.
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  Re: Woodpeckers 1282SS not straight. by Scott W (Just got the 1282SS ...)
I am not a fan of Woodpeckers, so take this advice from a one-time-purchaser with all your required skepticism.

In my opinion, you would be better served with a hardened stainless steel machinist's square (no inch markings) plus an Incra T-ruler. 

You can get a set of squares from Grizzly for $30.00. (From Amazon.com for $40.00--but may include free shipping.)

https://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-H2993-Mac...B0000DD4EE

And an Incra 12" T-rule for $30.00. 

https://www.amazon.com/T-RULE12-12-Inch-Precision-Marking-T-Rule/dp/B00004TRBX/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=incra+t+rule&qid=1631540900&s=hi&sr=1-4

The Incra is laser cut the precision is guaranteed.

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Grizzly square set ($30.00):

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  Re: Woodpeckers 1282SS not straight. by Scott W (Just got the 1282SS ...)
Cooler...I did consider that. WP is made here which I like. I considered the Incra Gauranteed square but it has no measurements.  I don't particularly like the incra rule you showed b/c IMHO they seem flimsy.  This was a treat for me for sure and there are a lot cheaper options.  You make good suggestions.

UPDATE. I was able to talk to them today and they are shipping me out a new set. No hassle or argument.  I was a bit worried since I'd never dealt with them.
"Life is too short for bad tools.".-- Pedder 7/22/11
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  Re: Woodpeckers 1282SS not straight. by Scott W (Just got the 1282SS ...)
Don't leave your W-P tools out in the sun.  Their anodizing dyes are not UV resistant and will fade badly if left in the sun.  Too much time in the sun and you will not be able to read the markings. 

Other than that, and if the replacement is satisfactory, then no problems.
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  Re: Woodpeckers 1282SS not straight. by Scott W (Just got the 1282SS ...)
Thanks for the tip. 

I had also considered Bridge City Tools until I found out their stuff is imported.
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