Lee Valley Adjustable Hook Rule

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Lee Valley
Model:
24N08.11
Price:
$26

Description

Known in the trade as 4R rules, each of these has four different scales. One face has 1/8" and 1/16" divisions, the other 1/32" and 1/64" divisions. The four scales let you be as picky or as approximate as you wish. All have adjustable hooks, meaning that you can slide the hook fully to one side so that it clears the opposite edge. Accuracies range from +0.005"/-0.003" on the 6" to +0.007"/-0.004" on the 18" rule. The rules, made from 0.040" thick satin chrome-plated hardened and tempered tool steel, are etched and black filled for readability. Made in USA.

WOOD magazine review

Hook Rule gives you no-fail reference

Review Summary

Like the hook on the end of a retractable tape measure, the one on the end of this steel rule makes it easy to measure from an overhanging edge. The hook can be repositioned along the end of the rule to work with thin materials; to reach over a routed edge, as shown; or you can remove it completely if you like. Four scales (one on each edge, front and back) let you choose incremental markings from 1/8" to 1/64", depending on how accurate you want to be.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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