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02-28-2021 01:57 PM

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Looking for a 8 or 12 inch right to left ruler for setting up my TS easier than reading up-side down. Plenty of flexible and tape, a few but with overhangs ( don’t start at zero) Can’t find one. Anyone know of a source?
Stainless, etched, 32 graduations preferred.


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#1 posted 02-28-2021 02:29 PM

Lee Valley has left and right handed tape measures, not sure about stainless rulers.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 02-28-2021 03:01 PM

You’re gonna kill me – try Incra.

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#3 posted 02-28-2021 03:16 PM

Believe it or not, I looked there already. :) Did not find one. Looked at Woodpeckers too.
GOOGLE only has tape or one that has an overhang so not starting at zero. I guess I could grind one down, but rather find what I am looking for. McMaster carries a lot but no right to left.

I guess the easy thing is to get a $6 stick-on and stick it on the back of one of my others. Seems odd though.


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#4 posted 02-28-2021 04:13 PM

They seem to be available from several sources

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#5 posted 02-28-2021 04:31 PM

How about a ruler off of a combination square… the bottom row of numbers goes on way the top the other… Doesn’t that make it a both?

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#6 posted 02-28-2021 04:43 PM

Not having overhangs is a problem I’ve been facing, I would like to have a couple more for the shop (not necessarily lefty/righty) and can’t find them anymore. Maybe someone will post a lead, but so far my search has found bupkis.

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#7 posted 02-28-2021 04:44 PM

Lee Valley Utilas hook rulers read both ways. But only go to 16’s if that matters.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#8 posted 02-28-2021 08:41 PM

Use case is for setting the TS fence. No hook, no overhang, not flexible. Lay it down and get the last RCH measurement to a tooth.

If you look at the combination square, you see the scale is still left to right, just up-side down.

The one McMaster sells for $68 is available elsewhere for about $12, but it has an overhang.
I may give their aluminum ones a try as closest I have found, but I did not want “flexable” and want 1/32 markings.

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#9 posted 02-28-2021 09:29 PM

Lee Valley has them, the link is a Starrett branded one that comes in several options.
If you search the ruler section, I believe there are several options, Like a Lee Valley branded version, Cheaper price tags over Starrett.
https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/rules/71671-starrett-spring-tempered-precision-rules-with-end-graduations?item=30N3162

Karda Asked this same question last month. My reply has a list of what Lee Valley has available.
I spent a fair amount of time looking it all up then. lol.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/312945

Hope this is what you are needing,
Good luck.

-- John

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#10 posted 02-28-2021 09:32 PM



They seem to be available from several sources

- splintergroup

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#11 posted 03-01-2021 09:41 AM

Again, all the rulers mentioned are labeled left to right. Not right to left. It is a minor nuisance reading them up-side down which is my reason for looking. Only the black aluminum one is right to left.

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#12 posted 03-01-2021 12:01 PM

I don’t think you saw the ones big John mentioned? Did you look at the ones I mentioned?

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#13 posted 03-01-2021 12:08 PM

Yes I did. Only the black aluminum ones are close. Kind of wanted steel, but will probably order one.
The first one is steel, but had an overhang, so useless for this application.

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#14 posted 03-01-2021 12:30 PM

After shitcanning Kreg on another post I feel hypocritical recommending them… However, they supply both ways in tape “rulers”... stick on and I believe magnetised as well… I bought mine many years ago but it was from an Australian supplier and I’m sure if it’s available locally it’s available in Yankeeland... and I don’t expect it to be out of production.

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#15 posted 03-01-2021 12:34 PM

Pec steel rulers are numbered both ways on the inches, but not on the 32nds.

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