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Aligning the end of your rule to the edge of your stock is a time-consuming chore at best. At worst, it’s a source of dimensional error that starts creeping into your project. If your stock has a little chamfer or round-over on the edge, the wheels can come off the bus pretty quickly. Woodpeckers newest OneTIME Tool®, the Fat Head Hook Rule, gives you a positive physical reference that puts the zero point of your rule exactly at the edge of your stock. What’s more, this is the only hook rule we know of where the rule lies flat on your stock while referencing the edge. All the others require you to hold the rule upright.
Even without the Fat Head stop, this would be a remarkable rule to have in your shop. We carefully finish the stainless-steel blade to a low-glare satin finish, the graduations are laser engraved to a tolerance of ±.004" total stack-up error, and at just 1/32" thick, you’ll never deal with parallax error while transferring a measurement to your stock. But, with the Fat Head stop you have a tool that delivers unparalleled accuracy and exceptional ease-of-use.
Speaking of the stop, it is cut from a solid billet of aircraft grade aluminum on state-of-the-art CNC milling centers. The joint between the rule and the stop is designed to position the stop exactly on the zero point of the rule. When positioning hardware or laying out critical joinery, you can count on the Fat Head Hook Rule to give you an accurate position from the end or edge of your stock.
Lengths are available in your choice of inch, metric or combo graduations.
- Blade Thickness: 1/32"
- Blade Width: 1"
- End Stop Thickness: 5/16"
- End Stop Length: 3"
Like all OneTIME Tools®, the Fat Head Hook Rules are only made to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in Woodpeckers - Strongsville, Ohio factory, just south of Cleveland. The deadline to order yours is Monday, August 19, 2019. Delivery is scheduled for January, 2020.