You know the pain of using a tool that just isn't quite what it should be. Robert LaGesse is just like us except, as a skilled machinist, he refused to leave his "there's got to be a better way" idea on a napkin. Say goodbye to floppy layout tools and anemic rulers, and say hi to LaSquare! Born out of LaGesse's frustration with the skinny combo squares he used daily, its big fat claim to fame is its big flat 2 inch wide base. It's a simple but very helpful update to traditional combination square technology, allowing increased positive contact with your work surface. By increasing the width of the face you get a more secure, sturdy position to base your measurements and markings on, resulting in more accurate work. It's wide enough to clamp to a work surface, wide enough for work on tubing and round material, and it makes marking and scoring possible on a second axis! The LaSquare comes with a thick stainless steel 12" rule, stout knurled adjustment knob, and integrated level. Precision cast and machined here in the US. Now $45 on Hand-Eye Supply.
But don't just take our word for it... This weirdly perfect promo video should be all you need to come 'round on their square.