Michael writes: “The only time I’ve ever had to go to an emergency room was when I was cutting paper with a mat knife and a straightedge. It was late at night and I didn’t notice that my finger was just past the edge of the straightedge until I’d sliced off a piece of skin. After that I was terrified of using a mat knife and a straightedge until I found the Stanley MaxStick. On the surface, this looks like a typical ruler/straightedge. What’s hard to see from pictures is that the cross section is a “T” — there’s a large rib on the top surface. You hold on one side, the knife goes on the other side.”
“Other nice features include very solid construction and a large, easy-to-read rule. It’s also very reasonably priced — especially compared to the price of a visit to the emergency room — and it comes in both a 24″ and a 48″ version.”
Street pricing for the 24″ version starts around $12, and the 48″ version starts around $15. Though we haven’t seen them in stores (yet), they’re available aplenty online.