Summit Tools are always looking to offer luthiers tools that support their craft. We’ve had a preview of their new straight edges and thought we’d share the specification with you.
There are 4 straight edges in this family and we’ve had a look at the 300mm and the 600mm options. The other lengths available are 450mm an 900mm.
Each is made from 4mm thick aluminium with tapered edges, There is a central handle and a “hanging hole” for storage.
Each of the two edges is a metric scale with 1mm divisions. One edge is a continuous scale from zero on the left, the other edge has zero in the centre to help with laying out from a centreline.
The “ruler” is also a straight edge when held vertically on it’s edge, useful for checking neck relief etc. There are also a number of luthier friendly conversion aids inscribed on the centre face of the ruler. the longer the ruler, the more information is available.
Retail Prices start from £35 for 30cm option to £55 for 90cm. We hope to have stock in early August.