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Offline JimH2

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Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« on: January 28, 2018, 11:51 PM »
Any advantage to one over the other?

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Offline live4ever

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 12:19 AM »
I prefer the stainless because it’s thinner, so marking feels more accurate.  It’s a matter of personal preference though.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 09:21 AM »
I have both (different generations).  The older, aluminum one is more likely to deform if I drop it on the concrete.  The new ones are both stainless, with no regrets. 
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 10:01 AM »
I sold the original aluminum version because it was too thick and I never used it.  [sad]

I've since purchased 2 stainless versions. I like the stainless version, I use them a lot.  [big grin]

Offline rst

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 01:28 PM »
I have the s/s and use them constantly.

Offline Gerald_D

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 01:46 PM »
I have both (different generations).  The older, aluminum one is more likely to deform if I drop it on the concrete. 

I will second this- I have two that are aluminum models and one drop on the concrete will deform the edge and not allow the stop to slide off the ruler until fixed.  Looking at getting the stainless models since it sounds like they are more durable.

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Offline McNally Family

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 03:31 PM »
Any advantage to one over the other?

@live4ever
@Sparktrician
@Cheese
@rst
@Gerald_D

Seems the consensus is for the stainless.....but what size is considered the most practical?  Or, is the complete stainless set ideal?

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 03:49 PM »
Here’s my vote...in one photo.  [big grin]

Actually check out the marked divisions between the two rulers. One was mfd in 2014, one was mfd in 2016. Those markings are identical, not a point to be overlooked. In the past this was one of the hallmarks of Starrett measurement scales/rulers.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 04:09 PM »
Any advantage to one over the other?

@live4ever
@Sparktrician
@Cheese
@rst
@Gerald_D

Seems the consensus is for the stainless.....but what size is considered the most practical?  Or, is the complete stainless set ideal?

I had gotten the 6" imperial and the 12" combo.  The 6" fits in a pocket and is used very frequently. 

I also wanted a metric scale (I have very few metric measurement tools) so I got a combo in 12".  It is not used often unless I need a quality metric scale.  If I'm measuring in inches in that range, I tend to prefer a standard combo square.  I have a 16" Swanson that I prefer, having now verified (after accumulating much more expensive tools) it's dead nuts accurate and square.

The 8" size made less sense to me - too small and too big at the same time as opposed to "just right."
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 04:11 PM by live4ever »
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 04:45 PM »
Any advantage to one over the other?

@live4ever
@Sparktrician
@Cheese
@rst
@Gerald_D

Seems the consensus is for the stainless.....but what size is considered the most practical?  Or, is the complete stainless set ideal?

I prefer the stainless version in 8" size.  It's just long enough for most of the stuff I use it for, yet at the same time, it's a touch too long for pocket carry.  The seat in my car will show you why it's a touch too long, dangit!  That said, I'd still choose the 8" size every time. 
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Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 07:06 AM »
I had to go with the 6 stainless, shirt pocket size...

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 04:02 PM »
I have the aluminum blade one and would have rather gone with the stainless. Wasnt an option when I bought mine.
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Offline egmiii

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 06:26 PM »
I couldn't decide on what to buy, so just overbought. I'll eventually sell what isn't used.

6" Stainless Imperial
6" Stainless Metric
8" Stainless Combo
12" Stainless Imperial
12" Stainless Metric

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 06:43 PM »
I couldn't decide on what to buy, so just overbought. I'll eventually sell what isn't used.

6" Stainless Imperial
6" Stainless Metric
8" Stainless Combo
12" Stainless Imperial
12" Stainless Metric

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Offline egmiii

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 06:45 PM »

"My name is egmiii, and I'm a stainless-holic."   [poke]  [poke]

It's funny because it's true! [big grin]

Offline Cheese

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Re: Woodpecker Paolini Pocket Rules Stainless or Aluminum
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 07:17 PM »

"My name is egmiii, and I'm a stainless-holic."   [poke]  [poke]

It's funny because it's true! [big grin]

 [thumbs up] [thumbs up]