OneTime Tool - Bench Rules - Retired September 18, 2023
Our latest OneTIME Tool starts with a highly accurate bench rule that’s a hefty 1-3/4" wide, then adds a sliding stop that elevates the tool’s usefulness and improves lay out accuracy. The stop makes repetitive marking fast, and doubles as a stand to hold the rule on edge so you can use the end graduations. The Bench Rules come in two models; satin-finish stainless steel and red anodized aluminum. Which one you choose is about like the decision between chocolate and vanilla ice cream – they’re both great. The stainless rules stand up to rugged use better. The red anodized aluminum rules are a little easier to read in poor lighting. Both materials come in three sizes and all sizes come in your choice of inch-only or inch-metric graduations.
Rigid Rules with Parallel Scribing Features
Let’s take a closer look at the stop. Using it for repetitive marking doesn’t need much explanation, but we built in an extra feature that takes it up a notch, literally. Set the edge of the stop at your chosen dimension, place the tip of a pencil in the specially milled notch in the end of the rule. Now you can scribe a line perfectly parallel with the edge of your board at exactly the dimension you set. Now, slip the stop off the end of the rule, slip it through the cut-out in the rule and you’ve got a stand that will hold your rule perfectly upright while you adjust the height of a router bit, saw blade or drill press using the end graduations.
For furniture and cabinet work, the large size of the Bench Rules makes them a pleasure to use. The blades are 1-3/4" wide with laser-engraved scales accurate to .004" total accumulated error over the entire length of the rule. The 1/16" thick stainless steel blades undergo a special finishing process to give them a non-glare satin finish and the deep, dark engraving will never wear off. The 3/16" aluminum blades have been anodized in our familiar “Woodpeckers Red” finish, and deeply engraved with bright white graduations, giving them excellent readability.
The stainless steel Bench Rules are available in 12", 18" and 24". The anodized aluminum Bench Rules are available in 18", 24" and 36". All sizes are two inches longer than stated so you can use the stop at the stated size.
All Bench Rules are available individually, or you can order a full set in stainless or anodized aluminum. Both sets come with a custom designed Woodpeckers Rack-It for convenient storage and immediate access.
Like all OneTIME Tools, the Bench Rules are only made to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio factory (just south of Cleveland). The deadline to order yours is Monday, September 18, 2023. Once orders are filled, these tools will be retired from our product line. Delivery is scheduled for November 2023.
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