|Review by Craftsman on the lake||posted 03-14-2009 12:04 AM||3658 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
A short while back I purchased the Incra 6” T-rule. it is a small piece of t-track with a precision rule attached to it. Two knobs allow you to slide the rule along the t-track to make a square out of it. The thing has scales and numbers galore and if you don’t have new eyes, then like me you may need your magnifiers. Even though, the numbers and lines are extremely crisp and clear. It has scales for 1/16”, 1/32”, and 1/64”’s The thing that makes this rule special is the small holes in every line. Put the square edge on the side of your wood, place a mechanical pencil point in one of the holes and slide it along. you’ll get precise lines every time. It’s great for marking out mortises. I find myself using it to measure lots of small items within the rules 6” limit. Incra makes this rule in 4.5”, 6”, 12”, and 18”. I picked my 6”er up on sale at Rockler for 14.95. A simple tool that I find myself grabbing over and over instead of my retractable or long stainless one I work from a lot. A note: if you pick one of these up and are looking for a mechanical pencil for it. Be sure to get one with #5 lead. #6 or #7 even though seemingly tiny won’t fit in the holes. I’m giving it 5 starts even though I have to put glasses on to read it. But then again that’s not the rules fault as a 64th of an inch doesn’t leave much room for large numbers and lines. It’s well made and does what it is designed to do.
(pictures are from incra online catalog)
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.