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Forum topic by Dusty56 posted 11-29-2009 08:24 PM 3228 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dusty56

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11-29-2009 08:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question resource tip ruler

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22120&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=V0712

Does anyone own any of these ?
The pictures on their site look pretty nice and for $2.99 with free shipping and a satisfaction guarantee I decided to give it a try. Limit is 2 per customer so I opted for that seeing as I have more than one work area and it increases my odds of finding one ….LOL : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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bigike

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 08:38 PM

get them, u can’t go wrong i think there good for the layout joints and other small scale work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 11:39 PM

I have used a rule like this for 50 years. I first used one as a tool maker but find they are just as usable in woodwoorking. for $2.99 I would buy two, you will be glad you did!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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mynoblebear

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 11:51 PM

I use them all of the time.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 12:07 AM

I have one, but I never seem to use it.

I have a 24 inch flexible machinist scale that measures in 10th’s and 50th’s of an inch as well as fractions, that I tend to use all the time.

Probably because I always misplace the 6” one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 12:11 AM

I use a small try square all the time, but a ruler would be easy to jamb in the pocket and be handier. So I bought em.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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jack1

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 04:20 AM

I really prefer to use my hook rules but also use all kinds of rules similar to these. If I have anything, it’s lots of rules!!!!!!!!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 04:36 AM

^^^ Thank you for all of the feedback , Gentlemen …I did order two as mentioned in my post above ^^^
I was just asking if anyone has this particular rule and if they found it to be accurate and I was also wondering if the finish was as nice as it appears in the photos…...I guess I’ll find out in a few days : ) Thanks again !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Northerner

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 05:11 AM

if the numbers and lines are engraved then its a fantastic deal
if they are printed then your on your own.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning!

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Northerner

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 05:14 AM

oh, and here is something else you might want to put in your cart while your at it!
you can never have to many hex wrenches

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning!

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Andrew

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 02:41 PM

I have several tape measures, same premise, should be able to find one. Once I find one I hang on to it for the remainder of the project. Oh yeah I have kids, so things go missing all the time, forutately usually it is screwdrivers, just bought like 50 of them with the intent of losing many.
Dusty, did you change you pic?

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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jaydub

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 12:46 AM

Picked up one last night along with a set of their 3 engineers tri-squares. Man am I hoping to pick up a square that’s actually square… Santa’s coming early this year.

- jw

-- happiness is a sharp plane iron

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 12-01-2009 02:42 AM

Yes Andrew , I changed my picture…...That’s Bella , my best friends CheeeeWOWaaa…..she’s all Black except her Silver toes and inner ear area : ) Thanks for noticing : )

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 12-09-2009 07:55 AM

Well I got the rulers the other day….NOT as pictured !
I was expecting to get the nice matte finish with the clear black markings as seen in the pictures , but instead received VERY SHINY , PRESCRATCHED and FINGERPRINTED (possibly by whoever returned them the last time) and the only black markings were the large numbers 1-5 . The nearly mirror finish on them reflects the shoplights and makes trying to read the markings almost impossible at times. The rulers pictured also state that they were / are made in China , but the ones I received have no country of origin printed on them…maybe USA , maybe not….I posted my review on Rocklers site , but as of last check , they didn’t print it …Hmmmm
Yup , still not there…I guess they’ll be going back because I already have enough shiny metal rulers already in stock.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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