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Offline Richard/RMW

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Paolini Pocket Rules
« on: June 07, 2016, 09:22 AM »
Just received notice that WP is doing another 1...errr 2-Time-ish Tool, the Paolini Pocket Rule. This is one OTT I regretted not buying before so I am thinking of doing so this time around.

In thier promo video they tout having scales on both edges "so you'll never have to read a dimension upside down". Good idea. But.... the scales are both oriented the same way, and since I am right handed, holding the rule with my left hand to use the end notch to draw a line would seem to mean that both scales would be upside down from my most common viewpoint.





So, my question for anyone who has one is, is this actually the case of did they just whiff on the video using a prototype?

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 09:33 AM »
Right after saying that in the video, they demonstrate what they are talking about. The scale with the 1/32 increments is on the top on one side and on the bottom on the other. Likewise, the 1/16th scale is the same. They're not talking about the numbers, but I get what you're saying.

PS - We'll be taking orders for these and soon as WP gives us the green light. Usually a day or two after they announce them.

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 10:43 AM »
Right after saying that in the video, they demonstrate what they are talking about. The scale with the 1/32 increments is on the top on one side and on the bottom on the other. Likewise, the 1/16th scale is the same. They're not talking about the numbers, but I get what you're saying.

PS - We'll be taking orders for these and soon as WP gives us the green light. Usually a day or two after they announce them.

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Thanks Shane, I guess that makes some sense. The metric does not even have the different scale markings (i.e. 1/16" versus 1/32") so you just get the exact same scale on both sides?

I guess I don't understand why they don't just flip the numbers over on at least one side, seems like common sense. I'll probably just suggest this to them directly.

Thanks for the response. 

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 11:46 AM »
Ready for order, if anyone's interested in picking one of these up.

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 12:23 PM »
Good idea. But.... the scales are both oriented the same way, and since I am right handed, holding the rule with my left hand to use the end notch to draw a line would seem to mean that both scales would be upside down from my most common viewpoint.
So, my question for anyone who has one is, is this actually the case of did they just whiff on the video using a prototype?

Thanks, RMW 

That's funny Richard, I never noticed that until you brought it up. I've been using it upside down for almost 2 years and never noticed. [eek]

FWIW...I'd highly recommend the stainless version, it's really nice. I ordered the first generation aluminum version and hated it, too thick, very clunky to use, I sold it immediately.

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 12:35 PM »
Good idea. But.... the scales are both oriented the same way, and since I am right handed, holding the rule with my left hand to use the end notch to draw a line would seem to mean that both scales would be upside down from my most common viewpoint.
So, my question for anyone who has one is, is this actually the case of did they just whiff on the video using a prototype?

Thanks, RMW 

That's funny Richard, I never noticed that until you brought it up. I've been using it upside down for almost 2 years and never noticed. [eek]

FWIW...I'd highly recommend the stainless version, it's really nice. I ordered the first generation aluminum version and hated it, too thick, very clunky to use, I sold it immediately.

I probably would not have either except for the statement in their video.  Not complaining, just wondering about it.

I will probably order the SS version in metric, just a question of 1 or all. I have the OTT One Piece T-Squares and the smallest one lives in my apron, love it. Have not often used the other 2 sizes, but having the adjustable stop I probably would.

Besides, it will be a surprise when the show up, I always forget about ordering OTT.  [big grin]

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 12:54 PM »
These rules rock. 

Had the original red one and then got the stainless one.  I use this rule more than just about any other!


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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 01:25 PM »
Like @Cheese I ordered the original; however, I really like it and use it many times simply to measure 1/8"- it is very versatile and you will come up with all kinds of uses for it.  It is used mostly at the planer and table saw, and it is my most-used WP item I own.  I think this time I will order the stainless version so I have a handy 1/16" spacer (to go along with its other nice features)- but just got to decide if I'm going to continue my slow conversion to metric (and get the combo) or just go with the full metric version. 

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 02:42 PM »
I think this time I will order the stainless version so I have a handy 1/16" spacer (to go along with its other nice features)- but just got to decide if I'm going to continue my slow conversion to metric (and get the combo) or just go with the full metric version. 

Ya it's all a matter of what you're accustomed to. For over 50 years my go-to scale has always been a Starrett stainless flexible rule that is only .016" thick. So when I first picked up the aluminium Paolini that was 8x thicker I had a hard time adapting...

I have the 8" stainless Paolini in imperial now, but I'm thinking of ordering another in metric/imperial so maybe it will help with my metric learning curve.


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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 02:56 PM »
I have the 8" stainless Paolini in imperial now, but I'm thinking of ordering another in metric/imperial so maybe it will help with my metric learning curve.

Maybe I read this wrong, but I would recommend working in imperial OR metric, not trying to use both on the same project. Using both scales on a single project can be confusing and frustrating.

Using metric is just like counting money. No fractions.

But, it's what you're used to and also influenced by your materials, etc.
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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 03:29 PM »
Hey Shane,
I'm thinking along the lines of, 1 project = 1 unit of measurement. However, all projects = 1 Paolini scale. I just get tired of trying to remember "Did I use the metric scale last time or did I use the imperial one?" and then try to remember where I put it.
Actually, I have the Woodpeckers 50" scale in combo mode and find it's pretty handy to have both on one scale.

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 04:15 PM »
I still use both metric and imperial, but it is due to my own knuckleheadedness. I work in metric now but think in imperial still.

"Hmmm, I will make that 4", that's about 100MM" (proceeds to set mark the cut for 100MM).

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 03:36 AM »
Despite my loathing of the despicable OTT sales model, I've ordered a metric stainless steel set of these [embarassed] [sad]

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 08:57 AM »
HA!  Welcome to the club... [poke]

Me too, without the loathing aspect. I find OTT a nuisance but if the alternative is to not ever have the option for certain tools I prefer to have it.

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 09:53 AM »
Ready for order, if anyone's interested in picking one of these up.

Woodpeckers OneTIME Paolini Pocket Rule

Shane,

This link appears to be dead.  I normally order my OneTIME tools from Toolnut.  I can't seem to find these on the website at all.  Where should I be looking?

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 11:41 AM »
@SuperDodge, thanks, I should have posted in the thread. We're preparing to launch a new website soon, so I pulled it off the site because of some internal processes it would complicate.

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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2016, 03:01 PM »
Hi Shane would you ship these  to UK?
If so how to arrange if your website is not working?
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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2016, 03:20 PM »
@MAK, sorry we don't ship abroad. Many of our vendors prohibit it. Sorry.
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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2016, 03:59 PM »
OK no worries.
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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2016, 09:45 PM »
Well I'm a lefty so sounds good to me. Looks a good tool for setting router bits at least. Got one ordered, will be interesting to see how much use I actually make of it, or was I just buying it because I wanted it and justified it thinking I'll put it to good use?. Time will tell. darn internet buying, I'm too impulsive for my own good!
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Re: Paolini Pocket Rules
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2018, 01:54 PM »
In case it would be useful anyone else, I designed a 3D printable wall holder for my new Paolini Pocket Rule.  I shared the design for free on Thingiverse.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2018, 01:57 PM by sprior »