Product Type: Helix Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... I have to lift the ruler up for long lines. I have tried the flexible ruler from Helix on a few occasions to solve this issue, I found that... more
Do you really need it to be flexible?
Helix Flexible Ruler
Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
Helix Flexible Ruler
Advantages: Will not break no matter what
Disadvantages: Permanently deform
These seemed to be very popular in schools a few years ago. Many of the kids seemed to pack them in their pencil cases - this was a huge advantage of this 30cm ruler, you could actually fit it into a pencil case. I am a Physics student at the moment and therefore need a large ruler to draw scientific graphs frequently. The problem is that standard rulers cannot easily fit in my bag, if I do get them int here, they are likely to snap - this means that I have to settle for smaller 15cm rulers usually which means that my graphs are not ideal as I have to lift the ruler up for long lines. I have tried the flexible ruler from Helix on a few occasions to solve this issue, I found that no matter that though, I could never get the ruler to be straight once it had spent a few hours in my bag meaning my lines were worse than ever. I would spend so much effort trying to force the ruler flat against the desk in order for the line to be straight that it ended up being more effective to just settle with the smaller rulers.
The rulers are very durable however, I am yet to come across one that has broken -- even after being almost perfectly folded over itself multiple times - they just won't break. For this reason, I think that these rulers are best for younger children who do not necessaries need to be producing high quality graphs and scientific drawings and just need a ruler for general work. By getting this ruler, despite the ruler being more expensive than standard ones, they should last far longer and hopefully end up cheaper in the long run - that is of course assuming they aren't lost.
Summary: Best for younger children, not as good for more professional situations
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