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  • Mitutoyo® - Series 182™ SAE/Metric Stainless Steel Wide Rigid Ruler
    Mitutoyo®Series 182™ SAE/Metric Stainless Steel Wide Rigid Ruler
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    # 3110801372
    Series 182™ SAE/Metric Stainless Steel Wide Rigid Ruler by Mitutoyo®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Clear graduations on satin-chrome finishStainless tempered
    $21.14 - $36.83
  • Bon® - SAE Fiberglass Telescoping Rods
    Bon®SAE Fiberglass Telescoping Rods
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    # 3109366065
    SAE Fiberglass Telescoping Rods by Bon®. Bon Tool offers the widest selection of professional tools & equipment. Bon is sure to provide you with all of your favorites, as well as many hard to find specialty products.
    Foot numerals are in redSections telescope for easy of transport and storage
    $160.82 - $273.75
  • Stanley Tools® - FATMAX Classic™ SAE Durable High Impact Measuring Tape
    Stanley Tools®FATMAX Classic™ SAE Durable High Impact Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652035
    FATMAX Classic™ SAE Durable High Impact Measuring Tape by Stanley Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry...
    Reach to get measurements on your ownDurable high impact case with non-slip rubber stands up to jobsite demands
    $27.10 - $47.81
  • General Tools® - SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
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    # 3651129598
    SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $2.85 - $4.00
  • Lufkin® - SAE Shockforce Dual Sided Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®SAE Shockforce Dual Sided Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129650
    SAE Shockforce Dual Sided Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Introducing the toughest tapes to ever hit a jobsite. Shockforce brings new meaning to the term high performance with a full. of standout and the ability to survive. drop onto solid...
    Diamond-coated end hook grabs material from every direction and prevents slippageNarrow blade technology offers reduced weight when carrying a tape all day on the job site
    $38.13 - $42.38
  • General Tools® - SAE Economy Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Economy Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526473
    SAE Economy Precision Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsPolished stainless steel finish
    $2.24 - $4.70
  • Stanley Tools® - FATMAX™ SAE Durable High Impact Measuring Tape
    Stanley Tools®FATMAX™ SAE Durable High Impact Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652153
    FATMAX™ SAE Durable High Impact Measuring Tape by Stanley Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Reach to get measurements on your ownDurable high impact case with non-slip rubber stands up to jobsite demands
    $29.96 - $42.38
  • Bon® - Bon Pro Plus™ SAE Measuring Tape
    Bon®Bon Pro Plus™ SAE Measuring Tape
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    # 3109366198
    Bon Pro Plus™ SAE Measuring Tape by Bon®. Bon Tool offers the widest selection of professional tools & equipment. Bon is sure to provide you with all of your favorites, as well as many hard to find specialty products.
    Tapes have inches and feet on side of blade and spacing scales on otherBrick Spacing Tape has 10 scales
    $17.39
  • General Tools® - SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526471
    SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $2.96 - $12.35
  • Lufkin® - Hi-Viz™ SAE Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Hi-Viz™ SAE Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129652
    Hi-Viz™ SAE Clad Power Return Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. The LUFKIN L600N series tape measures feature a bright orange textured case for easier grip and increased user comfort. The blade has a matte finish which reduces glare which...
    Textured Case for Easier Grip and Increased User ComfortNylon Coated Blade for Extended Product Life
    $4.67 - $13.03
  • Lufkin® - Legacy Series™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Legacy Series™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129649
    Legacy Series™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. The Crescent Lufkin® Legacy Series Tape Measure boast excellent blade durability and standout. The distinctive orange ribbed stripe around the case provides improved...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $18.66 - $20.30
  • Beta Tools® - 1691BM™ Metric Steel Professional Measuring Tape
    Beta Tools®1691BM™ Metric Steel Professional Measuring Tape
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    # 3109366154
    1691BM™ Metric Steel Professional Measuring Tape by Beta Tools®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Designed for the ultimate in practicality and functionalityMade from superior materials for unparalleled quality and dependability
    $17.48 - $42.96
  • General Tools® - SAE Industrial Precision Rigid Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Industrial Precision Rigid Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526475
    SAE Industrial Precision Rigid Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsPolished stainless steel finish
    $7.62 - $16.55
  • Lufkin® - SAE Replacement Blade
    Lufkin®SAE Replacement Blade
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    # 3651129648
    SAE Replacement Blade by Lufkin®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements smoothly and efficiently...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $80.95 - $629.47
  • Lufkin® - Shockforce™ SAE/Metric Dual Sided Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Shockforce™ SAE/Metric Dual Sided Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652012
    Shockforce™ SAE/Metric Dual Sided Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Diamond-coated end hook grabs material from every direction and prevents slippageNarrow blade technology offers reduced weight when carrying a tape all day on the job site
    $29.90 - $44.18
  • Lufkin® - P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE Engineer's Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE Engineer's Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129629
    P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE Engineer's Clad Power Return Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Crescent Lufkin® built its reputation on durability and these new tapes are no exception. The P1000 Series cases are made of tough ABS plastic, modified...
    Over-mold case protects the tape from impacts and allows you to grip it more easilyToggle lock positioned on top of the tape doesn't require sliding to lock
    $21.84 - $26.43
  • Lufkin® - Quikread™ SAE Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Quikread™ SAE Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129620
    Quikread™ SAE Clad Power Return Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Crescent Lufkin® built its reputation on durability and these new tapes are no exception. The P1000 Series cases are made of tough ABS plastic, modified for increased...
    Graduations printed in fractions and decimal equivalents, then vertically oriented for quicker measurement readingOver-mold case protects the tape from impact and makes it easier to grip
    $17.16 - $21.34
  • General Tools® - SAE Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526470
    SAE Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $5.10 - $7.21
  • Lufkin® - Mezurall™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Mezurall™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652084
    Mezurall™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Power Return Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Crescent Lufkin® Mezurall series tape measures are built with durability and comfort in mind. Featuring a compact and sturdy chrome case, these tape measures fit...
    Compact chrome-finished caseDual rivet end hook for added durability
    $11.92 - $16.99
  • General Tools® - SAE/Metric Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE/Metric Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 3110801378
    SAE/Metric Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsWill help you get the job done with more precision
    $8.83 - $8.93
  • Starrett® - SAE 10R Full Flexible Steel Ruler
    Starrett®SAE 10R Full Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 3651129633
    SAE 10R Full Flexible Steel Ruler by Starrett®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements smoothly...
    Full-FlexibleSatin chrome finish
    $43.70 - $66.79
  • Starrett® - SAE 9R Full-Flexible Ruler
    Starrett®SAE 9R Full-Flexible Ruler
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    # 3109366125
    SAE 9R Full-Flexible Ruler by Starrett®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements smoothly and...
    Full-FlexibleQuick Reading
    $38.11 - $53.57
  • General Tools® - Ultratest™ SAE Rigid Steel Ruler
    General Tools®Ultratest™ SAE Rigid Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526477
    Ultratest™ SAE Rigid Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements...
    Hard satin chrome finishWill help you get the job done with more precision
    $12.99 - $14.87
  • Starrett® - Tru-Lok™ SAE S1 Grad Style Steel Measuring Tape
    Starrett®Tru-Lok™ SAE S1 Grad Style Steel Measuring Tape
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    # 4732369756
    Tru-Lok™ SAE S1 Grad Style Steel Measuring Tape by Starrett®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $21.69 - $30.04
  • Milwaukee® - SAE Laser Distance Meter
    Milwaukee®SAE Laser Distance Meter
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    # 4202635339
    SAE Laser Distance Meter by Milwaukee®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements smoothly and...
    Side-Shot ButtonContinuous Real-Time Measurements
    $73.48 - $130.45
  • General Tools® - Ultratest™ SAE Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®Ultratest™ SAE Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526476
    Ultratest™ SAE Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $10.15 - $38.64
  • General Tools® - Ultratest™ SAE/Metric Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®Ultratest™ SAE/Metric Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 3110801377
    Ultratest™ SAE/Metric Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsHard satin chrome finish
    $10.83 - $16.76
  • Lufkin® - 800 Series™ SAE Clad Control Power Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®800 Series™ SAE Clad Control Power Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652149
    800 Series™ SAE Clad Control Power Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. The Crescent Lufkin® 800 Xtra-Wide Yellow Clad Control Power Tape Measure Series tapes are tough enough for the professional user, designed to be compact, comfortable, and...
    Drag Strip™ finger access for measuring and retraction controlWide end hook stays in place and makes marking easier
    $16.86 - $23.59
  • Lufkin® - Banner™ SAE Steel Clad Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Banner™ SAE Steel Clad Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652041
    Banner™ SAE Steel Clad Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements...
    Professional Tradesman’S QualityRugged, Vinyl-Covered Steel Case
    $47.14 - $68.77
  • Lufkin® - Hi-Viz™ Metric Fiberglass Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Hi-Viz™ Metric Fiberglass Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652075
    Hi-Viz™ Metric Fiberglass Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. The Crescent Lufkin® Fiberglass Long Tapes are ideal for measuring long distances around your home or on the job. Available in multiple lengths and blade print styles, the long...
    Open four arm frame design protects blade without trapping dirt in the caseLightweight case for easy handling and transport
    $24.47 - $30.41




We all have learnt how to measure objects with a ruler at school, but when it comes to construction and design, more advanced tools are required to make precise measurements. For small distances up to 96 inches, engineers and builders might use a straight edge ruler that can also help to check the symmetry of lines. Another common measuring tool is a tape measure which is basically a metal ruler that rolls out, with the maximum length of 33 ft. It is easy to use and very compact, so it can even be clipped to the belt and carried along.

For long distances, there are such professional devices as a tape reel and measuring wheel. The former features a fiberglass or nylon tape that has marking on both sides; it comes either in a closed case or with a handle and a pointed stake and is perfect for uneven surfaces. The latter is constructed from a calibrated wheel with a handle and can measure the distance up to 10,000 ft. This tool calculates the distance while being rolled from the initial to the end point. Finally, the most modern measuring device is a laser tape measure which provides highly accurate measurements using optics and physical properties of a laser.



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