Empire e255 combination square as part of a this old house tool test
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Empire e255

Price: About $8; empirelevel.com

This 6-inch-long pocketable square is easier to use for checking small parts or setting router-bit heights. The bright blue vial is a snap to read. Twist the chunky knob to loosen the square lock bolt, which can't spin freely, and easily adjust the blade. The chamfered edges on the head make it comfortable to hold.
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