Rennie, a good combo square makes life in the shop a lot easier. Like a lot of things there’s good and there’s better. Of the two Starrett squares in your picture the lower one with the gloss paint is the higher grade. Either one is plenty good for the wood shop, just giving an FYI. Also, if you’re being picky, the satin finish blade is much easier on the eyes.
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