Folding rulers are by no means a new thing, but that’s no excuse for not having one. The traditional wooden folding ruler your Dad had is probably sitting in the toolbox out in the shop right now. The trouble with them has always been that you have to be careful to avoid snapping them like a twig when they’re over extended. In this way, the MaxiFlex really stands out from your Dad’s ruler.
The Maxi-Flex line by Wiha is made from fiberglass reinforced polyamide; This allows the rulers to give and flex into a full loop if you feel like bending it that much. So worrying about hearing that familiar snapping sound when extended out six feet is less of a concern than it used to be. Another added bonus feature: chemical, water, and scratch resistance.
The Maxi-flex is a newer twist on an old technology. Though most DIYs and pros seemed to have moved on to a retractable tape the folding ruler is still out there evolving. So for all the old timers or tool elite who feel the need to unfold their measuring sticks, you can be at ease.
Sreet Pricing starts at around $8.