StewMac Shop Rule

StewMac Shop Rule

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Item # 4905
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StewMac Shop Rule

About This Item

6-inch precision steel rule for instrument work
The most-used ruler in every shop just got better! We added a center-finder, and vertical end scales to this durable, easy-to-read tool.

Satin chrome steel with sharp black etchings reads well even in poor light. Accepts pencil marks nicely, too.

The inch marks are in 16ths, 32nds and 64ths—for fast readings or extreme precision.

Centering rule
With zero at the center, this rule extends left and right to locate the center of a neck or bridge saddle.

Vertical end rules
On each end are small vertical rulers (1/32" increments). Useful for measuring saddles, nut and pickup heights.

Metric version
Same features as our inch ruler, with 0.5mm, 1mm, and 1cm increments.

Size: 6" x 3/4" (152mm x 19mm)

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4.0

I miss the old dual-sided Standard/Metric rule

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Verified Buyer


These are very nice shop rules. But they used to be better.

StewMac used to sell a dual-sided metric/standard rule. That was useful. For that reason, StewMac was the only source I used to purchase the rules in use in our shop. Once the centering rule was debuted, though, they ceased that dual-system offering. This definitely irks me, and I feel it's disenfranchising for us professionals that work internationally and communicate in both systems; Now, if I'm to equip each technician with StewMac rules, I have to buy them two different ones. More expense, more clutter, and lower efficiency so that we can gain a few features that are literally useless 99% of the time.

I have no choice but to buy our shop rules elsewhere until the old format is offered again. Compared to that one, these new mono-system rules are bad investments for our organization.

If you're just buying one rule for your shop and you're bad enough at math that you need a centering rule, or want to expedite drafting procedures a bit, these are very good items. Don't get me wrong. But I find it's nowhere near as useful as the previous Standard/Metric version. When using the newer rules, I usually find myself grumbling and tossing 'em to the side in favor of the old one. I nearly never have this criticism, but this is one item where it feels like StewMac revamped their offering to target it precisely at the amateur market.

5.0

Better than what you’d find at a hardware store.

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Verified Buyer


The thought that went into the layout is just what you need for guitar work. Much nicer than the one I had already. This is a great ruler and the center finder is ultra convenient. I recommend this.

5.0

It's in my "pocket pal" all the time!

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Verified Buyer


I wish I had bought this shop rule years ago! Great for finding neck centers and much more.

5.0

Lost Without It!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased this one to replace my first one that I somehow lost in my workshop a couple weeks ago. I had been using that one for a couple of years and found myself lost without it. I make hand carved wooden folk kazoos of unlimited style and size for performing musicians and have only one good eye. I use this ruler for locating center for the three holes in each kazoo. This little ruler saves me so much time and frustration daily especially working with one eye.. With it every hole is perfectly located. After a couple weeks without it I found it well worth the expense to buy another one. Believe it or not the morning before this ruler arrived I found the lost one! It had fell down in the miter track on the table saw and being the same color of the table saw top it was almost invisible. I am still happy that I purchased a back up. I never want to be without it again! Thanks for the super fast shipping!

5.0

Great tool with many uses.

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Verified Buyer


I've been using a 12" Starrett from a combination square to do setups simply because I had it. Good tool but too large for the work. This is an equally well made rule with clear, easy-to-read markings and it's the perfect size for setting string, pickup heights, or any precision measuring where larger rules are not practical. Great value.

5.0

Nice shop Rule

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Verified Buyer


Works great and of good high quality.

5.0

Shop Rule

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Verified Buyer


So handy to have for many jobs. A must have for the shop.

5.0

My new Stewmac Shop-rule

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Verified Buyer


I am using it already and it has already saved me some time in some setups. I love this design and I am wondering why I didn't come up with this idea, first.

5.0

StewMac Shop Rule

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Verified Buyer


If you don't have one of these just pull the trigger, it will make finding centers lines a lot easier.

5.0

Shop Rule

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Verified Buyer


Perfect size. I will get a lot of use out of this as it simplifies a lot of measurements.

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