I picked up a new framing square the other day, as my old one was getting increasingly hard to read due to corrosion. Of course, when you buy a framing square, you get a great deal more than you may ever use, for a framing square is truly a carpenter’s computer.
A reader recently responded to a blog entry from this past July that talked about buying tools locally where you could get service. Brent pointed out that tool-buying decisions should include buying the best-quality tools you can afford. He also mentioned the importance of guarantees and availability of lifetime replacement.