Lee Valley steel Straight edge


My present(s) to myself arrive today via Fed Ex Home on saturday delivery...
Although I have a plane or two that will benefit from the nifty Mark II that will relegate my Mark I to the corner, the real impressive piece was the heft of that new 24" steel straight edge they sell!
Also I almost sprang for a Starrett, it would not be as thick and is nearly 2X the price.
Most impressive piece of steel.. Now if they would make them in longer lengths too!
Alan
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arw01 wrote:

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PARTPG=INSRAR2&PMAKAP5-0190&PMPXNO 676310
1/4" x 1-1/2" x 36", with decent tolerances, pre-hardened, ground steel (4142) stock (brake die.)
Not cheap (you might do better elsewhere than enco), but not bad.
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I haven't been to an Enco in quite some years but, in the 80s and early 90s, Enco was what Harbor Freight is now though all their stuff was Indian and Taiwanese.

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PARTPG=INSRAR2&PMAKAP5-0190&PMPXNO 676310
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CW wrote:

Enco does sell cheap drill bits, but they also sell good ones. The steel flat stock they sell is either Starrett steel or US made, and it's good stuff.
But like I implied, I aint married to enco, and you can probably beat the price elsewhere (or get the Starrett precision ground low-carbon stock instead).
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wrote:

I don't think the advertised tolerances necessarily imply that the stock is straight, It could be bent in an arc with a 4-foot radius and still meet the specifications (with the possible exception of the "squareness" tolerance, however that is measured). There is no specification that I can see for flatness.
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I was just wondering. Are thier tools made in the USA? Last I knew Starrett still is. And thats a good thing.
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MOST of Starrett still is. But they too have a factory (supposedly their own) in China. Anything that says "Gobal Series" is made in Chaiwan.
I can't vouch for the quality of their overseas stuff, but I will say the quality of their American stuff is plumetting. Just bought a set of their 12" Yankeee dividers. At $43 a pop, you would think the legs would have been straight.
But you would have been wrong.
Same goes for a tape measure I bought from them. It advertised a Chrome case. I suppose there was chrome in the paint covering the shitty flimsy plastic, but make no mistake about it...it was still shitty flimsy plastic. My girlfriend even looked at it and said "what a piece of shit."
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Disappointing their case was not metal. I've been wanting a metal Starrett tape measure, will have to check them inside the package to see if a magnet will stick before I spend the money.
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Most metal tape measure cases would be die cast zinc alloy and those would not interact with a magnet. Plastic can be a good, or even a superior material in many instances.
BTW Starrett bought out Lufkin so these kinds of products are the old L Lufkin designs with a Starrett sticker on them.
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"Roger Shoaf" wrote in message

The only thing from LV I've been disappointed with thus far is their tape measures I have.
I have three LV "Cabinetmaker's" tape measures and they all exhibit the same behavior - their 'hooks' lift/slip off the workpiece more than slightly during extension, making for erratic measurements of at least a 1/16", or more depending upon length.
Probably not fair to bring it up in a public forum since I basically decided to chalk it up to experience and went back to my usual Stanley twelve footers, but I have wondered if I just have a bad run of three, or if anyone else has noticed this?
Just looking at the way they're made, it appears to me that a fix would involve a slightly longer hook, with the edges not quite so finished/rounded off, and with just a touch more angle to it.
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finished/rounded
Did you mention it to LV's customer service? At the very least, a call to them might possibly result in an improved hook. I don't know if they manufacture them or they're just an agent for the real manufacturer, but a comment couldn't hurt.
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No thanks, if it was a big enough deal to be worth the time to me I'd have already done so. The above is the only comment I'm going to go out of my way to make, and that was solely due to a spur-of-the moment, early morning, topical opportunity.
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