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    Source for metric folding rules with sliding depth gauge?

    I use folding rules a lot, both on the job site and in the shop. I am looking for metric folding rules that have a sliding depth gauge. Wiha makes nice tools and I will buy this one:

    http://www.wihatools.com/images/Rulers/61602pix350.jpg



    But, if I can find metric with the sliding depth gauge, it would be even better.



    In case my terminology is different from what others use...this inlaid metal strip in the center of the rule is what I would like to find on a metric rule:



    http://www.wihatools.com/images/Rulers/61620pix350.jpg


    If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

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    I didn't see anything in their online catalog, but you might try giving Customer Service at Lee Valley a call or an email. They've always been very helpful to me.
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    Jim, thanks for the tip.

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    Once you know where to find them, please let me know, we have folding rules here but I've never seen one with depth gauge.

    They are somewhat falling into oblivion in favour of metric tapes but still sold.
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    Garret Wade has the folding rule with the brass depth gauge, but it's not metric:

    http://www.garrettwade.com/complete-...et/p/20K12.10/
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    Well, after much searching of the internet, I gave up and ordered the Wiha brand w/o the depth gauge.

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    I have one that my dad brought back from Germany 28 years ago. (He worked there for 6 months and had to re-think his measureing techniques)

    Might try searching in that area... (Take a weekend holiday if you are desperate or at least do some Cyber searching)

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