Here's our chance to buy something made in U.S.A.
L.S.Starrett is without question the steel rule champion with a mind-numbing array of styles and lengths. We offer two other contenders below. (By all means, check out the Starrett online catalog. It's impressive and well worth a visit.)
Tempered, rigid (non-flexible) steel rulers. There are four scales, two on each side. Where both systems are included, this allows for quick switching between inch and metric. Rules with just metric divisions means you don't have to turn the ruler over to find the correct graduations, making it a convenient time saver.
These solid, high quality steel rulers are still made in the USA and sold under several different brand names, including Brown & Sharpe, and Fowler. As with all steel rules, the readings are guaranteed accurate at room temperature (20 degrees Celcius / 68 degrees Farenheit).
B&S 599-313-620 metric ruler shown above. Front and back are identical.
B&S 599-313-621 metric and inch ruler shown above. The front and back have different scales.
Fowler decimal inch 52-340-006-0 is also made in U.S.A.
The following rulers can only be purchased online. Click the links shown below.
|599-313-620||all metric||1 mm||0.5 mm||1 mm||0.5 mm||150 mm||check internet discount|
|599-313-621||metric and inch||1 mm||1/64"||0.5 mm||1/32"||6"||check internet discount|
|52-340-006-0||fractions and decimal inch||1/32"||1/64"||1/10" (.1")||1/100" (.01")||6"||check internet discount|
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