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Woodpeckers Woodworking Square 300mm - Model 1281

by Woodpeckers
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Due to current world events and unprecedented demand Woodpeckers are unable to supply their dealers until towards the end of 2021. Items that are out of stock will be displayed as Sold Out and cannot be back ordered - please add products to your Wishlist or opt to receive an email to be notified when Woodpecker products are back in stock at the end of 2021.

This Woodpeckers woodworking square is a single piece square with a 300mm blade and 200mm handle and is accurate to within one thousandth of an inch or less along the full length of the tool.

What makes Woodpeckers Precision Woodworking 1281 Squares our Best Sellers?

A Square Must Be Square, Period.

Our ever-popular 1281 Square is made square and built to stay that way. For years and generations to come, it's a tool you can trust every time you reach for it. You know how important working square is for all your cabinet and furniture projects. Parts that aren't perfectly square cause endless problems requiring complicated workarounds. The end result of out-of-square parts is a compromised project and lots of frustration. Our precision 300mm square will keep your parts and project on track.

Unmatched Precision and Quality. The 1281 Square starts as a solid piece of very expensive, extremely stable cast aluminium tool plate. This large plate is carefully machined in multiple high RPM passes on our state-of-art CNC equipment. 

Once we have a perfectly machined square we add two additional pieces of precision-machined aluminium to form cheeks for the handle. These cheeks are fitted to the square with two stainless steel pins that ensure bulletproof rigidity and perfect alignment. This kind of strength and precision simply cannot be matched by squares made using separate blade and handle parts.

Many Features Make the 1281 Square A Joy to Use. The first thing you'll notice is the heft of the tool and how good it feels in your hand. In use, you'll discover how the square rests hands-free on the edge of a board thanks to the lip created by the cheeks of our special handle design. The design also enables the square to securely stand on its beefy, 19mm thick handle edge. These design features make machine setup and squaring case parts a breeze.

More user-friendly features include a finger slot in the blade to hold it exactly in place when checking square ends. We even mill a notch at the square's inside corner so you can zero-out your layout lines all the way to the edge of a board. Easy to read measurement scales are laser etched in 1mm increments on both sides of the blade. We also offer the 1281 Square in metric, 1mm scales. All 1281 Squares come in a custom-fitted case that's ready to mount on your shop wall.

Our Guarantee. We're so confident in the accuracy of the 1281 Square we offer it with a Lifetime Guarantee to stay square to within one-thousandth inch or we'll repair or replace it upon return and inspection by us.

(Please note: Video is referencing the Imperial version not metric)

FREE UK Delivery on all orders over £40 within the UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands. Only £4.50 on orders under £40.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Lovely bit of kit

It is pricey but you pay for what you get, real nice bit of kit with some awesome little features and the mdf holder is great little touch. Very pleased with it

Prompt service

Helpful sales assistant when I ordered .the item came faster than stated and in time for Christmas. Will order again

A Practical Luxury

I was on the waiting list for several months - it was worth the wait. I had not handled one before I received mine and relied completely on online reviews. It's a lot heavier and more substantial that I had imagined. I have a number of accurate (incl certified) squares from Moore and Wright, Veritas and Starrett, but none have the inherent ability to rest on the wood - as this does with the aid of its cheeks. It's amazing and I love it. Normally would leave a 4* assessment for items like this because of the price, but I consider it VFM and well worth the cost. It is, of course, aluminium and for me that means I will never bring a marking knife anywhere near it. I have it mounted behind my bench in the excellent MDF case, which conveniently comes with 2 mounting holes. Can't fault it.

Probably worth the money

This is by far the best square I have ever owned and the mdf storage holder that it is supplied in is a nice touch.
The only reason for not giving 5 stars is the price - I am happy to pay a premium for good tools that I can trust but I just have a feeling that these high end woodpecker items are overpriced. There are many "knock off" solid aluminium items offered on amazon, which while being almost certainly not as good, are a fraction of the price.

I will continue to buy woodpeckers tools because I think they are the best I have ever come across, but I do think that woodpecker tools inc are taking the mick.

Woodpecker Square

Excellent piece of kit, supplied in wooden box.
Delivery on time.
Very pleased.