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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« on: December 27, 2022, 03:09 PM »
These look interesting to me. Maybe because I worked in the drafting department for two summers right out of high school. Anyone else see them?

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2022, 03:27 PM »
Lee Valley has had something similar for a few months. Veritas Edge Rules. These also function as small saddle squares.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2022, 03:51 PM »
Lee Valley has had something similar for a few months. Veritas Edge Rules. These also function as small saddle squares.

WP has its own edge rules: https://shopwoodpeckers.ca/products/woodworkersedgerules

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2022, 04:01 PM »
Woodcraft has something similar: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/triangle-ruler-woodriver

I have a Woodriver triangle ruler in chrome (cruder & cheaper) from Woodcraft, that has found little to almost no use in my shop all these years.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2022, 04:06 PM by ChuckS »

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2022, 04:52 PM »
I've sworn off buying the latest/greatest whatever on general principal, however these look useful enough I may break my vow.

I've got both the WP flat 2" and the edge rules in metric, both have shortcomings. With the flat rule the issue is the stop gauge thing doesn't extend fully under the rule and it's a pita sometime to get it to register properly. The edge rules, I just never reach for them.

I like how these stops fully wrap the rule. Also, being both metric/imperial, they are basically a simple conversion calculator for a guy who can't do the math on his fingers... [scratch chin]

Very tempted.

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Offline festal

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2022, 05:03 PM »
I ordered.  I actually find them useful after watching the video and price is not too bad
Metric/Imperial - check
Left to right, right to left and center scale - check
stop - check
Shows April 2023 ship date but usually they ship earlier

Offline jeffinsgf

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2022, 07:47 AM »
Also, being both metric/imperial, they are basically a simple conversion calculator for a guy who can't do the math on his fingers... [scratch chin]

Very tempted.

RMW

One of my favorite features while I was writing the copy and doing the video. On the left to right scale, if you're reading inches you just roll it forward one time and you're looking at mms. On the right to left scale you roll it backwards one time. On the center scale you have to helicopter it, but that's the only switch that isn't nearly instant.

Offline neilc

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2022, 11:53 AM »
I ordered the 6" and 12" versions.  Looks like a useful tool given the easy conversions and centering feature.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2022, 05:16 PM »
I could see these replacing several separate measuring tools. I will probably get a set.

Seth

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2022, 06:20 PM »
Even I bought two (not two sets)- although one is for my brother who has taken up woodworking at a later age.

Peter

Offline Jim Metzger

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2023, 10:54 PM »
As an Architect for 40 +years who still draws by hand, I rarely use a triangular scale even though that is what I used in school. I use flat scales. The amount of time rotating until you get to the right face just became too onerous.


My most used scale in the shop is a Bridge City 6" with left to right on one side and right to left on the other with 16th's and 32nd's indicated. It also has 32nd's engraved vertically on the end for height measurements. Otherwise one of 5 tape measures including a metric/imperial one works just fine.

Offline WillAdams

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2023, 09:57 AM »
Same.

I use a BR-6, esp. the nifty centering function for pretty much anything which it will reach for that doesn't merit getting out a set of calipers.

The saddle rules are neat though, and I'll probably add them to my next Lee Valley order.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Woodpecker's HEXSCALE RULES
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2023, 10:33 AM »
I’d be a lot more interested if the scale was graduated in 1/32”. I like the sliding stop but I want something finer than mm’s.