If you are a beginner, the following links from our beginner site, Common Woodworking, may be useful to you:
- The Combination Square – This is a general guide which covers what the tool is and the names of the parts
- Buying a Combination Square – This guide recommends what to look for when buying the tool and the best place to buy from
- Using a Combination Square – This guide shows you how to use your tool
- Setting Up and Sharpening a Combination Square– This guide will show you the basics of setting up for use and how to sharpen
Which square do you recommend?
The square we use in the school is the following Stanley square. They have lasted well and stayed square, although manufacture has now been moved:
They should still be checked for square when you get it from time to time. For a higher quality square that should last a lifetime look at a Starrett combination plane as seen here: