|Review by Durnik150||posted 07-06-2009 03:54 AM||2406 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Price $36.99 via Amazon and Rockler
Coming from a company like Incra I expected this item to be one top of the line rule. I was wrong. Throw in the excessive cost and in my opinion we have an item that can be passed over for something better.
The measurement increments are accurate and as specific as can be. However, this rule is stamped from very flimsy material that easily bends and gets pulled out of alignment. This defeats the point of this item since it is designed to sit alont the edge of your workpiece and help mark more than one side at once. The fact that it bends and flops just begs for an inaccurate measurment.
Once a rule is bent, the validity of its measurments are in question. The particular piece I received was bent when it came out of the box. I called and a replacement was sent quickly. But the replacement was no more substantial than the first one. One bump from the wrong direction and this rule will fold like a soda can.
I would not recommend this item at all until they either make it from a thicker or stronger material or drop the price considerably. For $37 you can buy a lot of other, dependable measuring devices.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO