Rulers

A ruler, also known as a rule is a flat, straightedge measuring instrument with equally marked spacing etched or moulded along its length. The spacing forms a measuring scale and is usually in increments of inches (sometimes denoted as "), centimetres (cm) and millimetres (mm). Some rulers have measurements on both sides, the edges of the rulers are bevelled to reduce measurement errors. Rulers are used to measure the length of an object or its edge precisely and as a guide for drawing or scoring straight lines.


Who uses Rulers?


Rulers are used in schools, at home and in a wide range of occupations and fields of study including geometry, printing, technical drawing, building and engineering.


What are Rulers made from?


Rulers are made from durable materials like wood, plastic or metal. These materials are hard wearing, they are usually shatter resistant and scratch proof and are made to last a long time.


What are the different types of Ruler?


Transparent plastic rulers allow an unobstructed view of the surface underneath for precise measuring and drawing. Stainless steel rulers or an aluminium ruler is very durable and are ideal for use in a workshop. These steel rules often have a satin chrome anti-glare finish for clear visibility of the scale. Wooden rulers are ideal for use at home or in schools, the wood has a smooth surface, is clear to read and won't split. Flexible rulers or tape measures, are ideal for determining the dimensions of objects with curves and angles. They are able to bend and flex to measure an exact circumference, length, width or height. Machinist's rulers are made from steel and are usually a 6 inch ruler. The imperial machinist scale ruler is divided into increments of 1/10 inch. The metric machinist ruler is divided into millimetres or half-millimetre increments, allowing small, precise measurements to be taken with accuracy.


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RS Stock No. 224-5407
Mfr. Part No.DY465
BrandStarrett
$30.94
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150mm Metric Steel 19.1mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 304-8847
Mfr. Part No.901 2000MM
$74.57
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2m Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 111-5876
BrandRS PRO
$38.03
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300mm Both Steel 25mm Satin Chrome - No -
RS Stock No. 304-8825
Mfr. Part No.901 500MM
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500mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 609-039
Mfr. Part No.DW8253
BrandStarrett
$119.14
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300 (12in)mm Both Steel - Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 224-5384
Mfr. Part No.DY481
BrandStarrett
$40.42
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6 in, 150 mm Both Steel 18.98mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 251-7213
Mfr. Part No.T3531 100
BrandCK
$32.42
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1m Metric Aluminium - - - - -
RS Stock No. 471-5778
Mfr. Part No.27062
BrandWiha Tools
$15.42
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1m Metric Plastic 13mm - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 304-8819
Mfr. Part No.901 300MM
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 300-6613
Mfr. Part No.DELA.1051.150
BrandFacom
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150mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm Anti-Glare Yes - -
RS Stock No. 300-6641
Mfr. Part No.DELA.1051.300
BrandFacom
$9.59
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm Anti-Glare Yes - -
RS Stock No. 224-8620
Mfr. Part No.DY466
BrandStarrett
$48.34
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300mm Metric Steel 25mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 513-391
Mfr. Part No.011284
BrandStabila
$14.66
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2m Metric Wood 16mm Protective Varnish - Yes -
RS Stock No. 387-0082
BrandRS PRO
$100.99
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12 in, 300 mm Both Stainless Steel 25mm Satin Chrome - No -
RS Stock No. 248-9231
BrandRS PRO
$103.53
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12 in, 300 mm Both Steel 25mm Anti-Glare - No -
RS Stock No. 111-5879
BrandRS PRO
$26.22
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150mm Both Steel 19mm Black Chrome - No -
RS Stock No. 248-9247
BrandRS PRO
$100.99
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12 in, 300 mm Both Steel 12.5mm Anti-Glare Yes No -
RS Stock No. 467-9177
Mfr. Part No.9700000002
BrandZENDAD
$29.55
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2m Metric Fibre - - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3947
Mfr. Part No.DELA.1056.500
BrandFacom
$26.16
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500mm Metric Stainless Steel 30mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 111-5875
BrandRS PRO
$19.74
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150mm Both Steel 19mm Satin Chrome - No -
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