I wanted to buy a replacement 12" stainless steel ruler. Shopped all around
town. Apparently almost all now have rounded corners, presumably to keep us
from hurting ourselves, so the graduations don't go all the way to the end.
So you can't use them easily to make inside measurements...
So I can be trusted with a chain saw, a nail gun, a milling machine, etc.,
but I need to be protected from sharp corners on my RULER ???????????
(It does look like Grizzly has one that it as at least squared off at one
end with graduations clear to that end.)
Thirty-eight bucks buys you the Starrett.
Buy it once. Buy it right. Own it for life.
$25 got me the "Pinnacle," from Woodcraft. In truth, I think it's an
They're still out there. Don't despair ... yet ;-)
Check McMaster--they've got more than a dozen 12" stainless rules
starting at under 6 bucks, most of them squared and with graduations to
Or treat yourself to a Starrett combination square, which includes a
12" chrome ruler of Starrett quality.
You should avoid using the end of any measuring device; that's where the
For example, the original meter standard is the distance between two lines
drawn on a Platinum-Iridium bar, not a plank of metal exactly one meter
With your handy, new, pocket Furlongs per Fortnight lightmeter?
Excellent idea, Toy. Gotta go now. My MrFusion is coming out of the
shop this morning.
Know how to listen, and you will
profit even from those who talk badly.
The ends of rules are not to be used anyway due to the 'end' effect of it
One is to use from the "1" marker where the end might be dented or warn.
If you have to use the tip corner - order one from a major scale line.
e.g. from Starrett themselves.
Martin H. Eastburn
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