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How to read tape measures

Tape measures intended for use in tailoring or dressmaking were historically made from a flexible cloth or plastic. Today, measuring tapes made for sewing are made of fiberglass, which will not tear or stretch.(Readers Digest 10) Measuring tapes designed for carpentry or construction often use a stiff, curved metallic ribbon that can remain stiff and straight when extended, but retracts into a coil for convenient storage. Tape measures consist of linear measure marking in metric and imperial units. Carpenters or construction workers also make use of tape measures made up of thin metallic ribbon that remains straight. Tape measures in general divide distance into very small hash marks, much like a football field divided into individual yards. Some of these hash marks may be larger or bolder than others- in general this indicates a major division such as half-inches, inches or feet.

Tape measures are commonly used by surveyors in order to determine hectometers. Surveyors are individuals who work to accurately determine the position of points on land and the angles and distances between these points. Tape measures are relatively safe and easy to use. Extend the tape from point to point placing the end-clip at the location you want to measure from. Tape measures, promotional tape measures, plastic tape measures, printed tape measures, branded tape measures, promotional products, metal tape measures, promotion tape measures, engraved tape measures. All types of tape measures from novelty to industrial strength.


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Integrated storage in handle with latch closure keeps tape protected and secure. Three quick-change end attachments include standard folding hook, appaiser?s hook and ring attachment. Integrated telescopic viewfinder with 2X magnification, integrated bubble for horizontal leveling. Impact resistance housing with ergonomic grip for comfort.






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