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  • Metric Rulers

    As suggested by Sir John, I ordered some 150 mm rulers from http://www.fine-tools.com/
    They came today...excellent ! Clear easy to read with just 1 mm divisions !!
    Got a right to left and a left to right...
    Im very pleased
    eddie
    please visit my webpage:
    http://motorworks88.webs.com/

  • #2
    20 years ago I worked as a teacher in a third world country. I bought some plastic rulers for the kids to use and was horrified to find that they were 2mm out over 300mm. When I told the kids that they were rubbish one of them told me that their father owned the company that supplied them! What could I say?

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    • #3
      Normanv
      Sounds like welders rulers
      please visit my webpage:
      http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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      • #4
        I thought they were called " scales", maybe rules in some parts of the world. Bob.

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        • #5
          "scales" something found on fish or to weigh your girlfriend...
          rulers: http://www.fine-tools.com/vogel-ruler.html
          please visit my webpage:
          http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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          • #6
            Just get an Imperial ruler and multiply by 25.4.

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            • #7
              Queen Elizabeth the Second x 25.4 = ???

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bob Fisher View Post
                I thought they were called " scales", maybe rules in some parts of the world. Bob.
                Scale rules/rulers:

                https://www.google.com.au/search?q=s...2&ved=0CEQQsAQ

                https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ssl#q=scale+rulers

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                • #9
                  Napoleon was a ruler. You must be talking about rules.

                  Brian
                  OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                  THINK HARDER

                  BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                  MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                  • #10
                    Not quite.

                    Napoleon as Emperor and Ruler was well known and famous for making rules that applied to others.

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                    • #11
                      What could you say?

                      "Your father needs my services as a highly paid consultant."

                      But seriously, I have seen US made rulers that were off by that much and more. I'm talking about some decades ago when such things were still made here.



                      Originally posted by Normanv View Post
                      20 years ago I worked as a teacher in a third world country. I bought some plastic rulers for the kids to use and was horrified to find that they were 2mm out over 300mm. When I told the kids that they were rubbish one of them told me that their father owned the company that supplied them! What could I say?
                      Paul A.
                      SE Texas

                      Make it fit.
                      You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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                      • #12
                        Napoleon introduced metric measurement to France and it spread from there over time.

                        So pretty well by definition, Napoleon was a metric ruler.

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