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Forum topic by Kazooman posted 01-08-2019 10:44 PM 453 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2019 10:44 PM

I keep getting email offers from a major woodworking site/supplier (unnamed to protect the innocent) for a “FINE TOOLS 36” WOOD RULE”. It looks a lot like what I used to call a yardstick. Nice brass end caps and all, but for $39.95 I will pass. Anyone out there bought one of these?

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#1 posted 01-08-2019 11:09 PM

Looks like the Wood Pecker Brand high priced rulers. I have a yard stick that’s been hanging on a hook for the last two years gathering dust. Got it free from a lumber yard promotion, for just walking in their door. The one your talking about, makes for a expensive straight edge.

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#2 posted 01-09-2019 02:50 PM

I got that same email! I literally laughed out loud and promptly deleted it.

A while back, I grabbed a metal yardstick from Walmart for about $5. I can run a knife blade along it without shaving off parts of it. And, turned up on it’s side, it’s flexible so I can use it to make curves on pieces less than 3 feet long.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#3 posted 01-09-2019 02:59 PM

I got a chuckle out of that offer this AM when I saw it in my inbox. I wonder how many they sell to folks who just want to see if there is something more to it than a <$1 yardstick with a nice endcaps.

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#4 posted 01-09-2019 03:06 PM

Happen to have a STEEL “yardstick” called a Luftkin Tinners’ Rule…..complete with all the info they used to make “tin cans”. Have a couple wood yardsticks…somewhere…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 01-09-2019 06:34 PM

I don’t recall who said it, but my first thought when I saw the ad was “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

-- Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 01-09-2019 10:56 PM

Hee hee. Yeah, Woodpeckers used to be something useful. For instance, I bought a couple really nice router table inserts from them. Now it appears they don’t even sell plain inserts (plates) anymore and just sell super over-priced useless gadgets. Kinda like Lee Valley. Although Lee Valley actually has some really good planes and other tools along with all the random gadgets

-- Pete

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#7 posted 01-09-2019 11:13 PM

Funny haven’t got any offers for a Meter stick around these parts?
PPK, Lee Valley has so much more!!!!!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 01-10-2019 12:02 AM

Got that email too. Looked at the, (gotta be 50-ish year old) one I have hanging on the wall. I believe my Dad got it for free at the hardware store. 3 Feet is still 3 feet.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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