Phillip writes: “The ‘Fat Boy’ is a 16″ x 24″ aluminum framing square that’s a full 3/16″ thick. That’s 50% thicker for durability. I’d love to have a couple of these to make jigs, templates, etc.”
Actually, this looks like a really nice framing square. I’ve met people before who swear by plastic ones, but I’ve always managed to break ’em — and even to bend some of the metal ones. Look at it this way: sooner or later you’re going to drop it off the roof or back over it with the truck, yeah?
Empire also offers some other versions, including a (less expensive) standard version — as if the $13 street pricing is somehow too much to pay for a good square.