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Offline The Great Gazoo

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What is this?
« on: February 25, 2022, 08:03 PM »
I found this on the floor my shop. It's possible I dragged it in from the street but it looks purposeful. Very sharp tip on it, a knurled grip on the top and a small amount of threaded part on the pin to insert into something. I'm just not sure what it fell out of - any ideas?

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Offline JD2720

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2022, 08:10 PM »
From a Combination Square

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2022, 08:53 PM »
Looks like the scriber tool that screws into the back of your combo square.
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Offline The Great Gazoo

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2022, 10:17 PM »
It ended up being exactly what you both said. I checked my square and found its home. I didn't even know the square had that!

Thanks for the help solving this mini-mystery.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2022, 10:49 AM »
It ended up being exactly what you both said. I checked my square and found its home. I didn't even know the square had that!

Thanks for the help solving this mini-mystery.

FYI - Don't know if this is your case but I had the scribe come loose on my Starrett and can't remember how but there is a way to re-tighten the fit (google it?).

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2022, 06:50 PM »
Some just press in and are held by a spring, most screw it though. I would expect that Starret to be srew-in.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation/Plate
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set
Socket/Ratchet set

Offline Cheese

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2022, 09:03 PM »
Some just press in and are held by a spring, most screw it though. I would expect that Starret to be srew-in.

Unfortunately, Starrett’s are all just a “snug” fit into a pressed in bushing.  [sad]

I have 3 Starrett squares and only 1 still has its scribe.