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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Incra BNDRUL12 12-Inch Precision Bent Ruler
This product and virtually all Incra products are designed by people who are fanatical about precision. I am an amateur cabinet maker and this tool helped me to make marks that are very accurate using an ingenious design that folds the template over the workpiece. I can mark two sides simultaneously to eliminate error during repeated or transferred marking. A mechanical lead pencil easily sits in the grooves cut out and designed to accept the thin lead. Make your mark and you're set. Its that simple. I have to wear my readers though because the markings are a bit small, but that's to be expected on such a narrow, precise instrument. The dark numerals on the stainless backdrop is easily readable for my fading eyesight. I like the contrast of a dark instrument using light markings used as well on my Stanley framing sguare or Stanley speed square. But this Incra is also marked well despite the shiny backdrop of the stainless.
I recommend this instrument. It is very helpful in making good, accurate measurements .
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
I was torn between 3&4 stars for this since I find myself not using this rule often, but I have to give it its due. It is mostly well made & precise. It is fragile, not to be thrown in a tool box with hammers & the like. It's a layout tool, as such I miss that it lacks 1/64" markings & holes. I got it to accurately mark lines around adjacent perpendicular surfaces. I can only do this on the one end that is not part of the 6 inch scaled section. The other end at the theoretical zero has a ragged edge with exposed half width holes & slots remaining from manufacturing cutoff that the .5mm point proper size pencil snags in when trying to mark around corners. I use the Incra 6" T rule 50 times more than I do this & kinda wish I also bought the 3 inch T ruler despite it also missing 1/64" markings which the 6" T rule has. I wish the 6" bend rule were made with 2 smooth continuous surface ends. Might give it a 5 & use it more.
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A Very Useful Tool
By Mark Colan
I have been using the Incra T-RULE12 12-Inch Precision Marking T-Rule for a few years and it has made a marked difference in the quality of what I product - most notably, accuracy and how things fit.
Based on that success, I decided to get this ruler to complement what the T-rule does. In particular:
* it makes it easy to produce marks that go around a corner edge
* it is easier than the T-rule for marking lines on narrow strips, such as the one in the photo. You can do it with a T-rule, but it is easiest if you support it with a scrap of wood with the same thickness as the one you are marking.
Please note that the Incra marking rules are designed to work with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. These pencils are inexpensive and fit the marking holes perfectly.
Four stars means "I Like It". There's nothing wrong with it that keeps me from 5 stars: it's just that I don't expect to use this as frequently as the awesome T-rules, which DID merit a 5-star review from me.