A couple of weeks ago, a reader spotted a new square in a product photo for Crescent’s new tool bags. Thank you Blocky for the tip!
We reached out to Crescent, but they were unable to provide any information about the new square at that time. We’re told that more details of new Crescent tools are expected to be available in October.
Update: There’s a new “Crescent Lufkin” listing for the square on Amazon, model EX6.
We’ve kept our eyes open for the new Crescent square at retailer stores, and came across this new Husky 2-in-1 extendable square at Home Depot (model HSSp64).
Basically, it’s an aluminum rafter square with a 6″ hinged aluminum extension.
So, if you’re laying out marks on a wider board, the extension allows you to extend your line up to 12″. You make the long mark in one drag of your pencil or marking knife, instead of having to reverse your square or grab a second layout tool.
The Husky square has typical rafter square markings, and also has graduate notches for easier layout lines.
The Husky is all but guaranteed to be made by Crescent/Apex Tool Group. Once the Crescent hits the market, the decision to make is whether you want the square in silver and orange, or black and silver.
Update: The Amazon price for the Crescent/Lufkin version is nearly double that of the Husky version. Unless that changes by the time the square is received at Amazon warehouses and ready to ship, go with the much less expensive Husky.
This seems like it could be useful. I tend to use a 7″ Empire square or 12″ Woodpeckers T-square for marking up construction lumber, but I think I could see the potential benefit of this square, with its 6″ size and 6″ fold-out extension.