Best Folding Rule UK Reviews

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You might think of this as a very old fashioned type of rule but they are still really popular and are a big seller for some reason. Its probably that they are just so simple, so reliable and they work without having to think. I have always has a wooden type folding ruler and though i don't use it every day, it still gets used quite regularly.

You can buy them for just a few pounds, so they are not expensive. Mine sits at the back of my bench and is always there when I need it and I think its actually a really nice, old style tool to use.

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Just below you will see our top 5 list of folding rules. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Stanley 035455 2m Wooden Folding Rule

Best Folding Rule by Buyer Rating

The top 5 best folding rule are as follows:

Rank

Product

Satisfaction

1

Stanley 035455 2m Wooden Folding Rule

90%

2

Festool Folding Rule

88%

3

Silverline 733241 Hard Plastic Folding Rule

86%

4

Amtech P5185 Folding Plastic Rule

84%

5

Multi-Angle Measuring Rule

96%

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Stanley 035455 2m Wooden Folding Rule Summary Review

  • 90% customer satisfaction with 65% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
  • 2 metre rule
  • High quality hardwood
  • Brass joints and tips
  • Metric gradients
  • Folds for easy storage

No 2 - Festool Folding Rule Summary Review

  • 88% Customer Satisfaction
  • 2 m wooden folding rule 
  • 10 links
  • Made from wood material
  • Joints with hardened inner steel spring
  • Weather and abrasion resistance

No 3 - Silverline 733241 Hard Plastic Folding Rule Summary Review

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 1m Length
  • Durable plastic body with metal hinges 
  • Made from high impact plastic
  • Folding rule with metric and imperial markings
  • Easy to read markings
  • Folds for easy storage

This is a top quality tool, absolutely top class. Its on offer at the minute and its still really expensive so don't pay full price for it, its good but its not worth the full price.

No 4 - Amtech P5185 Folding Plastic Rule Summary Review

  • 84% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 1m length
  • Made from high impact plastic
  • Folding rule with metric and imperial markings
  • Easy to read markings
  • Folds for easy storage

No 5 - Multi-Angle Measuring Rule Summary Review

  • 96% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Multi Angle Measuring Ruler
  • Made from extremely strong and light aluminum alloy metal.
  • Six-piece ruler and six metal knobs that can be folded
  • It is convenient and quick to measure objects of different shapes.
  • Just thought i would add this in as its a brilliant tool for measuring round angles

Folding Rule Conclusions

Although the original folding rule has mainly been superceeded by tape measures, it still has a few advantages. It is much easier to take and transfer inside measurements like doors for instance or cupboards with a folding rule and its much handier than a meter rule. 

Tradesmen users will normally open the rule right out and then slide out the brass extension for the remaining distance. This can then be brought to whatever needs to be cut which can then be marked directly and there doesn't need to be any taking down of measurements.

Some folding rules can be up to 3m long so they can also be very handy for measuring above your head without needing a ladder. All in all I think there is still a place for this type of tool amongst all the latest gadgets.

Also have a good look at the multi angle tape. Its an absolutely brilliant tool for marking out, especially for awkward jobs. It really is a good tool, do yourself a favour, if you’re even thinking about buying one of these, just buy it and save yourself time and stress.

Video Guide to Buying a Folding Rule

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