|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 4 x 0.8 inches|
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|Item model number||296|
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|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||296|
Alvin 296 Professional Parallel Glider 14 inches
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- Smooth gliding action
- Durable acrylic blade
- Individually blister carded
- Detailed instructions included
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An easy-to-use instrument that combines the functions of a parallel straightedge, triangle, protractor, T-square, and compass in one. One of the most useful and convenient aids for drafting, drawing, and nautical applications. Smooth gliding action to easily make parallel lines without twisting or turning under accidental pressure. Features durable acrylic blade with printed graduations, through-holes at ½ inches increments for drawing circles, and a comfortable aluminum roller bar with non-skid rubber O-rings for a firm grip on any surface. Individually blister-carded with detailed instructions included.
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 16 x 0.8 in||1 x 13.38 x 5.13 in||4 x 12 x 0.8 in||0.5 x 15 x 9.5 in||0.64 x 21.59 x 17.14 in||1 x 4 x 4 in|
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It can't even live up to its title of Parallel Glider, as it cannot produce parallel lines. Period. I used the old style and they work great. This I junk. Draw a reference line at the top of the page. Roll to the bottom and back up. It will be skewed by ⅛-¼". If you only roll a couple inches at a time, it goes out-of-true enough to screw everything up, but not enough to notice by eye. If you measure lines that are spaced 6-8", you'll notice they are NOT equally spaced end-to-end. I'm an extremely proficient draftsman and was lucky enough to study under 2 of the last masters. If you need a parallel roller ruler, look for an old one, made with WIDE wheels, out of brass or steel, with a textured or knurled set of "tires". The plastic ones slip and these stupid o-ring wheeled new ones rotate because they have no surface area to keep the axle from pivoting. This will work great if you pull the Orings off and insert the wheels into a mini lathe and use a fine cross hatch knurl. If you don't have access to that setup, then you're screwed, like I am.
One other thing, the bar, that pivots inside the 'handle' must have been bent some how. When I 'rolled' it there was a distinct point in the rotation where the friction increased creating a 'jerking' motion.
Now however, since most people send small drawings via email, the rolling ruler comes into play. I bought and used some cheap rolling rulers and always felt they were pretty much a joke. The wheels were plastic and slid on the paper, which made them non-functioning as a rolling ruler.
After breaking the last one (the plastic is very fragile) I decided to splurge, and buy this more expensive ruler. This is a nice little desk-top tool. The rubber "O" rings which are used as "tires" actually make the tool functional. I am very pleased with this tool, and wish I would
have spent the extra money years ago. I don't know if the plastic is any more durable? We'll see?