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jbobb1

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Nice find!
 

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I never thought that a square would be calibrated on a regular basis. Is that typical?

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Starrett made these things in two versions, one where the body and other attachments were hardened and the other wasn't. The hardened one had a smooth glossy finish and the soft one had a crinkle finish. I think your is the hardened version, Dan. If it is, that's the good one! Both used a hardened and tempered blade.
 

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Starrett made these things in two versions, one where the body and other attachments were hardened and the other wasn't. The hardened one had a smooth glossy finish and the soft one had a crinkle finish. I think your is the hardened version, Dan. If it is, that's the good one! Both used a hardened and tempered blade.
It says Hardened on the rule. Re-reading the calibration sticker again, they were DUE to be calibated in 2017. They were last calibrated on 4/30/2014. They were calibrated by AAI.
 

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I never thought that a square would be calibrated on a regular basis. Is that typical?

-frank
If you work at a ISO certified shop, I believe it's a requirement.
 

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Whats the employee number on it ? It may be mine ! I was 11913 . :) I was there for 15 years . All tools used at AAI were calibrated every 6 months , whether you used them or not . If it was in your box , it was calibrated . I'll bet that came from Parkville Md . Possibly Joe H . who retired around that time ! :grin:

FWIW...…………...inspection hated when it was my time to get my tools calibrated . They actually made me take a lot of them home . Tool hoarder ? Nahhhhhh………...
 
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Mmcmdl, I am out eating BBQ but will check when I get home. I believe there was a name on the ruler.
 

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Let me know . I garrentee I'm a friend of him ! :grin: Should be a name on the shipping box also . If you or anyone else need any tools such as these , give me a holler . All mine are ready to go . I haven't had the time to post them on here or the bay yet because of grass duty . I'll bet I have 20 or so combination squares left + 2 basements , the garage and numerous buckets full . I did off 530 pounds of scrap material down at Owl Metals this morning , so making small steps as time permits .
 

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Good friend . Worked in Unmanned Aircraft Systems , he must have retired as most of my co-workers there have .
 

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Those tags used to be green in color , I still have a boat load of stuff with the certs on them . Textron most likely changed the tags when they bought them out from United Industrial Corp .
 

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It is hard to read but under the AAI is says Textron.
 

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Yep , so they changed the tags . AAI when I was there calibrated every 6 months . Textron could have changed the time because they are limited people wise as we all are . :grin:
 

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3 years according to the tags
 

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I bought a Starrett square set in 1990 (smooth paint) and by 2008 the combo square wasn't square anymore. I was using it for carpentry.
 

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Carpentry I use solid squares . And I may just have to break some out real soon as the projects are mounting ! :big grin:
 
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