|Review by barryvabeach||posted 11-04-2010 03:08 AM||4255 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
- Garrett Wade 38 inch light weight aluminum straight edge
- Brand: Garrett Wade | Category: Measuring Tools
I just received a Garrett Wade aluminum straight edge 38 inch and wanted to post a review. First, years ago Garrett Wade had lots of woodworking tools, but seem to have cut way back lately. I looked at their steel straightedges last year, but the quoted tolerances were awlful ( IIRC .0005 per inch ) The aluminum straight edge is quoted at .002 over the whole length, which is pretty good. I have a granite surface plate that allowed be to check up to about 20 inches at a time, and could not insert a .001 feeler gauge anywhere – I thought that was pretty good. The website has a good picture of the item, solid black, except the milled bottom. It stands on its edges, though I haven’t messed with it much. The box says made in Taiwan, but I did not see a manufacturers name.