This 3" try square has a blued steel blade triple pinned to the handle. A 1/8" thick brass rub plate protects the inside face for accurate readings. Try squares are primarily used to measure the...
- Blade is 2-7/8" long
- Blued steel blade
- From Crown Hand Tools Ltd, Sheffield, England
Instructions / MSDS
Try squares of varying sizes are essential for woodworking. A 3" square may be too small for most work, but there are times it comes in handy, like when you cannot fit a larger tool. The video Woodcraft attached to the Crown rosewood and brass try squares is funny, because it gives an overview of a lot of essential tools - EXCEPT a try square! A combination square can do things a try square can't, and most of what a try square can, but not all. A combination square handle is flat only on one side, not both, so you can't try both inside and outside squareness at the same time, and can't clamp two of them in a vise to check for twist, nor clamp one to a joint to provide a true square while gluing. So get a few try squares - you'll likely end up using them a lot.