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. 111-5886
BrandRS PRO
MYR689.78
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900mm Both Steel 32mm Satin Chrome - No -
RS Stock No. 111-5876
BrandRS PRO
MYR88.12
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300mm Both Steel 25mm Satin Chrome - No -
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RS Stock No. 188-9702
BrandRS PRO
MYR26.26
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2m Metric Plastic 15 (Folded)mm - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 111-5882
BrandRS PRO
MYR106.51
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300mm Both Steel 12.5mm Black Chrome Yes No -
RS Stock No. 136-8084
BrandRS PRO
MYR141.79
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300mm Both Steel 25mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 125-2417
BrandRS PRO
MYR37.84
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New
RS Stock No. 192-3661
BrandRS PRO
MYR14.63
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30 Metric Stainless Steel 25mm Anti-Glare - - -
RS Stock No. 136-8083
BrandRS PRO
MYR77.11
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150mm Both Steel 19mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 111-5880
BrandRS PRO
MYR119.71
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300mm Both Steel 25mm Black Chrome - No -
RS Stock No. 300-6613
Mfr. Part No.DELA.1051.150
BrandFacom
MYR11.96
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150mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm Anti-Glare Yes - -
RS Stock No. 251-7213
Mfr. Part No.T3531 100
BrandCK
MYR98.37
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1m Metric Aluminium - - - - -
RS Stock No. 300-6641
Mfr. Part No.DELA.1051.300
BrandFacom
MYR23.71
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm Anti-Glare Yes - -
RS Stock No. 224-5390
BrandStarrett
MYR177.35
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12 in, 300 mm Both Steel 25mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 304-8847
Mfr. Part No.901 2000MM
MYR162.03
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2m Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 910-3230
Mfr. Part No.803.200MSLS
BrandFacom
MYR82.76
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200mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm Satin Yes - Yes
RS Stock No. 300-6629
Mfr. Part No.DELA.1051.200
BrandFacom
MYR14.16
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200mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm Anti-Glare Yes - -
RS Stock No. 471-5778
Mfr. Part No.27062
BrandWiha Tools
MYR31.65
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1m Metric Plastic 13mm - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 304-8904
Mfr. Part No.925 200MM
MYR132.48
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200mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 910-3234
Mfr. Part No.803.300MSLS
BrandFacom
MYR96.03
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm Satin Yes - Yes
RS Stock No. 705-2203
Mfr. Part No.DELA.401.00
BrandFacom
MYR60.93
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2m Metric Plastic 16mm - - Yes -
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