Lucina - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
This ruler is a standard size school ruler. It is made from wood and has little black lines to indicate how long it is. Very useful when you need to know how long something is. Also, the ruler is straight on both sides. If you need to draw a straight line, this ruler will be your tool of choice. The only drawback this ruler has, it is entirely made out of wood. It does not have a metal part that ensures that the straight line is completely straight. This ruler is good for school children or someone who just has a need for some basic straight lines or to measure small things at home. It would probably not be the best for an architect. Engineers should also not rely on this ruler. This ruler is only for the simple needs of a student in school or junior college. It can be used in many ways. For instance, there is no limit to how many lines can be drawn. There is not limit to the angles that the ruler can be held to draw lines. However, the ruler will not tell at which angle it is currently held, so geometry outside of straight lines will be impossible with this ruler. Also, make sure to try a few lines on paper where it is not important that it is exact before you use the ruler for the real purpose. Because it has a ledge, you might be surprised that your line is a tiny fraction off from where you planned to draw the line. That can be a problem, so make sure you try out where the line really is first. The ruler is pretty sturdy. You can simply stick it into the side of a backpack and it will stay there and not bend. The ruler is not unreasonably sturdy. There is no need to try and bend it. It is dry wood and will crack. At that point, you will have to buy a new ruler. Just treat the ruler well and in return, it will treat you well.