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18 in. Stiff Ruler

  • Ideal for measuring surfaces up to 18 in.
  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Features 1/16 in. and mm graduations
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Product Overview

18-inch ruler featuring a hole on the end for easy hanging


Hole Allows for Easy Hanging

A hook on the end of this ruler makes it easy to hang when it is not in use, keeping it in easy reach.

18-inch stainless steel ruler designed for lasting strength


Stainless Steel Construction for durability

Thick stainless steel construction makes this ruler a lasting tool with a straight edge.

Stainless steel ruler with inch and mm markings


Clear Markings in Inches and Millimeters

Bold black markings in both inches and mm make it easy to get a precise measurement using this ruler.

The Empire 18 in. Stiff Ruler is designed for long-term use. The ruler is crafted with stainless steel for strength and durability and features etched black graduations, allowing measurements to be read more clearly. It also features inch measurements up to 16ths and metric measurements up to millimeters. It has a hanging hole for easy storage.
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Graduations read in 8ths, 16ths, and millimeters
  • Permanent and accurate photo-engravings/electrolytical etchings
  • Heavy-duty aluminum straight edge – 1 1⁄8" width
  • Extra thick material for added durability
  • Hang hole included for convenient storage
  • 1 year limited warranty

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
.031 in
Assembled Height (in.)
20.25 in
Assembled Width (in.)
2.25 in

Details

Condition
New
Features
Hand-Held
Hand Tool Type
Ruler
Material
Stainless Steel
Measurement Standard
Metric,SAE
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool
Unit of Length
Centimeter,Inch,Millimeter

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Product is warranteed on a manufacturer's defect.

Questions & Answers

2Questions9Answers

How thick is this ruler? I want to use it as a guide for a rotary cutter.

Asked by Anonymous June 12, 2018
4
Answers

The rule should be thick enough. that's what my wife uses for cutting material using a special rolling cutter to cut material. it's very stiff.

I need a ruler without a cork back. Is this what I am looking at?

Asked by Hats February 20, 2018
5
Answers

Absolutely! Those without a backing are hard to find.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 102 reviews
  • 94% recommend this product
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Zero isn't the end of the ruler
The markings of the ruler dont start at the end of the ruler. This means you cannot hold the end against somethings and measure it. The ruler doesn’t even start a simple distance from the end. It’s more than an 1/8” but less than 1/4”. For woodworking or metalworking this thing is useless. If i hadn’t gotten it as a gift i would return it. Now it will sit in my tool chest collecting dust. I ish i could give it less than 1 star
by AngryInTheShop
9 people found this helpful
I needed an 18" straight edge to check the relief on my guitar neck while I adjusted the action. ...
I needed an 18" straight edge to check the relief on my guitar neck while I adjusted the action. I looked in several stores and was about to give up finding what I was looking for. Then I thought I would try Home Depot and I found exactly what I needed. The ruler was the right length and weight and allowed me to determine the relief on the neck was where I wanted it to be.
by StratPlayer
6 people found this helpful
A good sized ruler with multiple scales...good for the shop
Sometimes my tape measure is not the right measuring tool - particularly for certain woodworking projects. A ruler works better. This 18-inch ruler is a good size for projects that require precision. I have found that 12-inch rulers are generally not long enough and anything plastic will either bend or get nicked and then quickly become useless. This ruler solves the problem. 1. The markings do not start at the end, so you are sure that the first inch of the ruler is a full inch, and not worn down or cut just a hair short 2. There are two sets of scales, plus metric: 1/16" on one side, 1/32" on the other and MM on both sides 3. Stiff, but still flexible The only thing to note is that this ruler is stiff, not rigid. It is slightly flexible even though it is made of stainless steel.
by jswobe
3 people found this helpful
Dual scales. Markings don't start at edge.
HD Store SKU # 504309. The ruler markings start about 1/8" from the left end. On the front the top scale is in 32nds and the bottom scale is in millimeters that has stamped 10, 20, ... 450. On the back the top scale is in 16ths and the bottom is in millimeters. The only thing I'm worried about is if this "stainless" steel rulers can corrode. I'm using it for photo mats. It is made in India and inspected in the USA.
by bitman
1 person found this helpful
My wife saw a steel rule I use in my shop. Wanted one and found this one. she uses it for sewin...
My wife saw a steel rule I use in my shop. Wanted one and found this one. she uses it for sewing and cutting pattens. the 18" works better than either a 12 inch or 24 inch for her needs.
by jssussex
I was looking for a heavy duty rule cause I...
I was looking for a heavy duty rule cause I keep breaking the plastic ones. I enjoy this one it holds up to my rough work environment.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Good value for a straight edge of good quality.
Good value for a straight edge of good quality.
by UpdateHome6
by ThePinkToolkit
by mankatojoan
Precisely what I needed.....
Precisely what I needed..
by Roodie
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