Apart from our classic birch folding rule Hultafors also offer rules in materials such as aluminium and fiberglass.

The aluminium folding rule is appreciated by users working close to heat, for example when welding. The Fiberglass rule is unaffected by water and therefor a good choice for craftsmen doing masonry, or working with paint and plaster.

Look for the red triangle

On every folding rule from Hultafors you can spot a red equilateral triangle. Inside it the letters KHJK are written, the initials from the company founder Karl Hilmer Johansson Kollén.

So, as you understand it’s no warning triangle. Rather, you better watch out if there’s no triangle on the folding rule in your hand. Then it’s not from Hultafors, and we can’t guarantee that it’s accurate.

Names tend to stick

In Swedish the folding rule is mostly referred to as a “tumstock”, meaning “inch rule”. This has been considered confusing since Swedes nowadays mostly rely on the metric scale.

Same name with inches and metric scale?

The red end

The red end of the Hultafors folding rule has long been the sign of a true pro. Since its invention in 1883 our folding rule has changed how work trousers are sewn. And to this day it’s the craftsman’s first choice for measuring.

When you are a pro. You know.

This is how we make them

In the folding rule factory, in Hultafors Sweden, we make our classic folding rule. The model 59, in downy birch with red painted ends. All parts are made locally by a skilled and efficient workforce.

See your folding rule being made

First we build the machines

When you invent something there is nobody to follow, no parts to order. At Hultafors we have always taken pride in making everything ourselves.

We have always made our own machinery

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