Leah demonstrates the many handy uses of a combination square, and unveils the SECRET tool "hidden" inside, that you may not have known about!
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For all the people who thought this was an adjustment - what did you think it adjusted? What do you think needs adjusting? Did you try to make the adjustment you thought it was? The other item pointed out, is NOT an adjustment, it's called the "lock nut." The fixed square end of a combination square doesn't really have an adjustment. If you don't know about a 'secret' on a machinist tool, you shouldn't be using one. Well, maybe you'll lose a finger or two playing carpenter or machinist then you won't have to worry about these things so much.
For so many years of owning a combination square, this is the first time I've ever known about the scribe through your video. I have been wanting to have a similar one to use when I needed it.
Thank you, Jane! Shalom
Starrett makes the best combo squares and protractors.
Also, squares and levels are often not square and level. You can test the square by marking a line across a straight board, then flip the square from one side to the other and check to see if they are the same, if not, the difference between is true 90 degrees.
To check a level, place it on a surface and shim the difference until the bubble lines up in the middle. Now flip the level around and check again (if it's exactly the same, then it is working correctly). If it doesn't read exactly the same, then adjust the level until it reads the same both ways, while adjusting the shims as you go until all are lining up correctly. At the end you should have a level surface with one end shimmed, and a level that is working correctly.
Use the same method to make it plumb as well, just using a vertical surface to check.
For this reason, never buy levels you cannot adjust. Some of the more expensive levels like Stabillia are extremely well crafted, but are useless for something like cabinet installs because no level is perfect from the store, and even levels that are very close tend to go out over time, especially if they are mistreated (or, I have noticed, when dropped off the scaffolding from two and a half stories up).
This is information you only _need_ if you are a cabinet maker, installer, or finish carpenter really. Though it's good even for a framer to know, and certainly a contractor should know such things... even though in my nearly 30 years of experience I have found that most do not sadly.
Thanks Leah, great demo and well articulated learned much however Sorry my sharp eye spotted a minor error more applicable when inscribing steel sheet.So all I am suggesting is that the operator angles the scribe point hard against the rule edge for much greater accuracy I ,m sure you know that but for any newbies watching they should know that accuracy is lost by not doing so and in your video you see immediately that at 3:26 you see the affect clearly,all in though great work thank you.
I had the cpmbination once I never gave myself the chance to learn it so For that I did not know thank you for the tip know at days with all this tecnology we learn a lot merry chritsmas jane God bless you
Just found your channel today and was so happy I did. I have been woodworking for several years. From logging my own logs to cutting my own boards on the millers. To making and designing decks, furniture, fences and what someone had an idea of. I'm still learning at 61 and I'm still active. And enjoy your channel very much
First, Happy Holidays to you! I watch all your videos on youtube and I love, love, love them. I am in the beginner learning stage so I just watch them all to learn. My reason for writing is this, there is a product-tool that shows up at the beginning of your videos - can you please give a review on this tool. Amenitee Universal Angularizer Ruler. This is the website for the tool. https://www.papabearhome.com/collections/frontpage/products/domom-8-in-1-universal-angularizer-ruler?variant=15747128197177 . I simply want to know if it is a good tool. Thank you very much for all your videos and for being such a great educator!
I've known since shop class in high school. I never used it to scribe anything because I always have a plethora of pencils on hand but I am guilty of using it to poke holes in the screens of my bowl when it's clogged so I can smoke when I'm out of screens. Works pretty good!
Hi Leah, love your videos but don't think the scribe is just meant to be used like a pencil. I think you can also use it to follow a profile that you want to scribe against at a set distance using the rule? :)
I had no idea about the scribe. Nor the 45 for that matter. What really grabbed my interest was the center find accessory. I work with rounds all the time. It's always a guessing game. Thanks again.
I have 4 combination squares, and just now verified they all have the scribe, and I never knew what it was for. My problem is when I remove the anvil, I have a heck of a time putting the ruler back in, that’s why I have 4 of them. Thanks for the tip.
I'm a terrible case: I fiddle with everything that can come loose using finger pressure, so that I discovered the scriber when I was still a teen in workshop class at school. The teacher walked past while we were marking off a piece of wood and saw me using it. He nodded and walked by. Only later did he address the class, saying: "There is only one among you who knows what that extra knurled knob on the combination square is. In fact, he's the only one in the entire school who knows what it is."
Great video. I've always felt extremely stupid trying to figure out how to use a combination square, but you covered a lot and helped me enormoously. One thing, Lea, it's HEIGHT,
NOT HEIGTH. The word doesn't end with the "th" sound, it ends with the "t" sound. Sorry, but I can't help myself, it's a curse.
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