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VERITAS Straightedge made of steel

Shop accuracy begins with a benchmark straightedge as a surface reference. These Canadian-made precision steel straightedges are ground flat to within 0.001 inch (0.025 mm) over the entire length on both edges, and have been stress-relieved to remain true under temperature variation. Useful for checking whether surfaces are flat or straight, they are 1-1/2 inch (38 mm) wide and easily stand on edge unsupported, leaving both hands free for precise measurement or tool adjustment. All have hang holes, allowing storage on a nail or hook. Not stainless! More information

VERITAS Straightedge made of steel

Straight Edge Steel
Size inch Size mm Weight g CodePrice
12 x 1-1/2 x 1/4 305 x 38 x 6 600
Code 307945CartPrice € 37.50
24 x 1-1/2 x 1/4 610 x 38 x 6 1000
Code 307944CartPrice € 48.50
36 x 1-1/2 x 3/8 915 x 38 x 9.5 2700
Code 307946CartPrice € 83.50

VERITAS Straightedge made of aluminium

A straightedge is extremely useful for setting up machines such as planers and jointers. The Veritas anodized aluminum straightedges are wide enough to stand on edge unsupported, so you have both hands free to make precise adjustments to your tools. Each also has a hanging hole for easy storage.

These aluminum straightedges are 1-3/4 inch (44.5 mm) wide and 7/16 inch (11 mm) thick, and will not rust. The reference edge is machined flat to within 0.003 inch (0.076 mm) over the entire length. They are available in three lengths, 24 inch, 38 inch and 50 inch (610 mm, 965 mm, 1270 mm). The 24 inch straightedge weighs 1 lb (450 g), the 38 inch weighs just under 2 lb (900 g), and the 50 inch version weighs 2.5 lb (1150 g). Detail

VERITAS Straightedge made of aluminium

Straight Edge Aluminium
Size inch Size mm Weight g CodePrice
18 x 1-3/4 x 7/16 457 x 44.5 x 11 400
Code 325004CartPrice € 25.90
24 x 1-3/4 x 7/16 610 x 44.5 x 11 450
Code 325005CartPrice € 29.90
38 x 1-3/4 x 7/16 965 x 44.5 x 11 900
Code 325006CartPrice € 39.50
50 x 1-3/4 x 7/16 1270 x 44.5 x 11 1150
Code 325007CartPrice € 89.00

STARRETT Steel Straightedge

These straight edges are precision ground and nicely finished to rigid Starrett standards. They are unexcelled for drawing or scribing straight lines and checking surfaces for straightness. Their thickness and design permit them to retain shape and accuracy, but still be portable and easy to handle. Starrett No. 380 Series are not beveled or graduated. Not stainless!

Many jobs involve the use of straight edges in the flat position - and it is in this position that Starrett checks most stringently.

STARRETT Steel Straightedge

Size inch Size mm Weight g CodePrice
12 x 1-13/32 x 11/64 304.8 x 36 x 4.3 380
Code 306401CartPrice € 59.00

PREISSER Precision Straight Edge - with Bevel Edge

Straightedges are used to check if a surface is flat and straight. This one from Preisser is made of a special, hardened, steel alloy, and tapers to a point at one end. The edge is slightly rounded off, to help keep it from getting damaged, and to prevent it from cutting or marring the surface one wants to check. The straightedge is burnished to be glare-free and to avoid reflections but not stainless.

To use, the measuring edge is set on the surface to be examined. With back light, even the slightest gap or unevenness can be seen. Under favorable lighting conditions, one can detect a gap smaller than 1/100th of a millimetre.

Preisser manufacturers the straight edge to the DIN 874 GG-00 standard (German industrial standard), which works out to be 3/1000 of a millimetre. The back of the straightedge is covered with a strip of ridged plastic to provide a secure grip on the delicate instrument and to protect the hands in cold weather. The straightedge comes with a vinyl case. Picture: the 150 mm long straightedge.

Precision Straight Edge - with Bevel Edge

Length mm Cross section mm Weight g CodePrice
150 22 x 6 110 Currently not in stock!
Code 301754Cart Price € 19.50
300 30 x 7 250
Code 301756CartPrice € 45.50
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