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Rules

Rules

Steel

High quality precision steel rules should have black filled, deep etched graduations and figures for longer life and precision ground ends and edges for accuracy.

The satin chrome finish on some rules reduces glare making them easier to read and resistant to rust.

A wide rule is more rigid but narrow flexible rules can be used for measuring curved surfaces.

Hardwood

A quality carpenters four-fold hardwood rule should have brass joints which should be tensioned to allow free movement of the legs but prevent them from becoming floppy or loose. It should also have brass tips for protection.

The hardwood four-fold rule was traditionally designed for the carpenter who wanted a rigid rule which could conveniently be kept in the overall pocket.