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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Description Price Length Imperial or Metric Material Width Finish Flexible Folding Height Safe
RS Stock No. 224-5384
Mfr. Part No.DY481
BrandStarrett
MYR97.98
Each
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6 in, 150 mm Both Steel 18.98mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 304-8881
MYR77.53
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100mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 513-391
Mfr. Part No.011284
BrandStabila
MYR35.93
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2m Metric Wood 16mm Protective Varnish - Yes -
RS Stock No. 202-9615
Mfr. Part No.RSR073RS
BrandSybren
MYR52.90
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1 m, 36 in Both Wood 38mm - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 224-5407
Mfr. Part No.DY465
BrandStarrett
MYR66.70
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150mm Metric Steel 19.1mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 224-8620
Mfr. Part No.DY466
BrandStarrett
MYR125.19
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300mm Metric Steel 25mm Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 467-9161
Mfr. Part No.9700000000
BrandZENDAD
MYR51.17
Each
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2m Metric Wood - - - - -
RS Stock No. 304-8825
Mfr. Part No.901 500MM
MYR34.60
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500mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 304-8780
MYR14.50
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150mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 304-8819
Mfr. Part No.901 300MM
MYR11.31
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel 13mm - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-3749
Mfr. Part No.DELA.1056.300
BrandFacom
MYR51.59
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel 30mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 304-8897
MYR113.85
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150mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 120-1282
Mfr. Part No.T3530 12
BrandCK
MYR63.11
Each
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel 25mm - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 304-9042
MYR170.23
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200mm Metric - - Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 609-039
Mfr. Part No.DW8253
BrandStarrett
MYR308.51
Each
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300 (12in)mm Both Steel - Satin Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 304-8926
Mfr. Part No.925 300MM
MYR244.49
Each
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300mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 304-9058
MYR191.14
Each
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250mm Metric - - Chrome - - -
RS Stock No. 304-8803
Mfr. Part No.901 200MM
MYR13.51
Each
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200mm Metric Stainless Steel - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 467-9177
Mfr. Part No.9700000002
BrandZENDAD
MYR76.52
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2m Metric Fibre - - - - -
RS Stock No. 493-409
Mfr. Part No.33232
BrandWiha Tools
MYR67.29
Each
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2m Metric Plastic 15mm - - Yes -
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