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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Quite good ruler – Mini 0.5mm Resolution Stainless Steel Ruler (15.0cm/6-inch) Reviews

posted by Assato on 05/24/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- Good price (could be better, but it's still cheap)
- Has both cm and inches scales
- Up to 0.05 mm precision in the cm side; 1/64 in on the inch side
- Made of stainless steel (or so it says).
- Comes with a red, plastic protective wrapping bag (quality is not very good, but it's better than nothing).
Cons:
2 out of the 4 corners (the ones on the left, at the zero marking) are very sharp, be careful.
Only these 2 corners are dangerously sharp; the ruler edges and the other 2 corners are not.
Other:
I suppose corners are sharp on purpose, so that you have a very precise starting point for your measures (which might be harder to achieve if the corners were rounded and/or the zero marking was not at the very left of the ruler (ie, if there was a space before the origin)).
If you don't mind losing that "feature", you can manually round the corners using a tool that does so (and which I don't know the name of in English, lol... a file, maybe?).
Bottomline:
Good one, if you need a ruler of this length, buy it.

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