A gift as precise as the work.
There is not on the market today a large square designed to meet the needs of the woodworker. The options include a framing square (awkward, designed for framing-not furniture making), and a large metalworking square. There is nothing wrong with the large metalworking squares available but they are expensive and to keep them nice you must wipe them with oil before storage (oil is no problem in a metal shop). Think of all the times you wished your squares were a little bit longer... The AS-24 Adjustable Angle Square fits this need. It is also the first large square available to woodworkers which is both accurate and adjustable!
The AS-24 Adjustable Angle Square consists of a blade, handle and a solid brass turned knob. The blade is 24" long, satin chrome plated, one and one-half inches wide by .080" thick. The handle is solid rosewood, faced with brass wear plates which are secured with an adhesive and flush set screws. The handle is fastened to the blade in a "T" formation (similar to a draftsman's T-square). This allows you to lay out lines from the extreme right of your stock to the extreme left without flipping the square over-this eliminates the problem if drawing converging lines which occurs from the error factor of all squares. Now here is the neat part. Simply turn the square over so the brass knob is up. At first glance the square appears exactly as it did seconds ago. Now loosen the knurled knob (which has a perfectly executed Brazilian kingwood inlay in the top), and you know have an adjustable square with a full 180 degrees if infinite adjustment. The fixed 90 degree handle is now on top. What this means is that if you set the blade at 60 degrees, this square will automatically provide the complementary angle of 30 degrees! You can adjust this square to any angle you want (we recommend using a protractor head), tighten the knob and the angle is firmly secured. Flip the tool over and you have the accurate (plus or minus .006" over 24") fixed 90. Flip it back and your previously set angle is raring to go. This is two squares simultaneously!
This item is no longer in production and is not available for purchase. It is listed here for reference purposes only. The last known published price is listed below.