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  • Lufkin® - Hi-Viz™ SAE Fiberglass Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Hi-Viz™ SAE Fiberglass Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129606
    Hi-Viz™ SAE 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 tapes...
    Open four-arm frame design protects the blade and does not trap dirt in the caseLightweight case for easy handling and transport
    $37.14 - $56.60
  • Lufkin® - Hi-Viz™ SAE Replacement Blade
    Lufkin®Hi-Viz™ SAE Replacement Blade
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    # 2411652008
    Hi-Viz™ 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...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $13.36 - $18.00
  • Lufkin® - Home Shop™ SAE Steel Clad Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Home Shop™ SAE Steel Clad Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652138
    Home Shop™ 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...
    Vinyl Covered Steel CaseYellow Clad Blade
    $26.88 - $56.07
  • Lufkin® - P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ Metric Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ Metric Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129607
    P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ Metric Clad Blade 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
    $8.80 - $21.79
  • Lufkin® - P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129631
    P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE Clad Blade 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...
    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
    $10.15 - $21.79
  • Lufkin® - P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE/Metric Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE/Metric Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 3651129624
    P1000 Series Hi-Viz™ SAE/Metric Clad Blade 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,...
    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
    $13.16 - $26.11
  • Lufkin® - P2000 Series™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®P2000 Series™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652072
    P2000 Series™ SAE Chrome Case Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Crescent Lufkin® built its reputation on durability and these new tapes are no exception. The P2000 Series cases are made of durable, polished chrome,...
    Compact chrome-finished caseToggle lock positioned on top of the tape doesn't require sliding to lock
    $16.28 - $29.08
  • Lufkin® - P2000 Series™ SAE/Metric Chrome Case Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®P2000 Series™ SAE/Metric Chrome Case Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape
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    # 2411651929
    P2000 Series™ SAE/Metric Chrome Case Clad Blade Power Return Measuring Tape by Lufkin®. Crescent Lufkin® built its reputation on durability and these new tapes are no exception. The P2000 Series cases are made of durable, polished...
    Compact chrome-finished caseToggle lock positioned on top of the tape doesn't require sliding to lock
    $14.73 - $26.53
  • Lufkin® - Pee Wee™ SAE Clad Pocket Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®Pee Wee™ SAE Clad Pocket Measuring Tape
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    # 2411651976
    Pee Wee™ SAE Clad Pocket 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...
    Pocket Size Ideal for Office or HomeHigh Strength Case
    $9.09 - $9.66
  • Lufkin® - Red End™ SAE Wood Ruler
    Lufkin®Red End™ SAE Wood Ruler
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    # 2411651977
    Red End™ SAE Wood Ruler 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...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $18.67 - $35.12
  • Lufkin® - SAE Fiberglass Heavy Duty Hi-Line Engineer's Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®SAE Fiberglass Heavy Duty Hi-Line Engineer's Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652090
    SAE Fiberglass Heavy Duty Hi-Line Engineer's 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...
    Synthetic Fiber Blade is Non-ConductiveSteel Case with Vinyl Covering
    $126.10
  • Lufkin® - SAE Peerless Engineer's Chrome Clad Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®SAE Peerless Engineer's Chrome Clad Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652054
    SAE Peerless Engineer's Chrome 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...
    Designed for Engineers and Surveyors Who Prefer a 4-Arm ReelSubdivided Line Removes Easily From Reel
    $305.04 - $536.22
  • Lufkin® - SAE Steel Ruler
    Lufkin®SAE Steel Ruler
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    # 2411652121
    SAE Steel Ruler 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 and...
    Bold Markings Deeply Etched and Permanent are Black FilledHeavier than on Machine-Divided Rules
    $30.73 - $92.36
  • Lufkin® - SAE/Metric Peerless Dual Sided Chrome Clad Measuring Tape
    Lufkin®SAE/Metric Peerless Dual Sided Chrome Clad Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652049
    SAE/Metric Peerless Dual Sided Chrome 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...
    Designed for Engineers and Surveyors Who Prefer a 4-Arm ReelSubdivided Line Removes Easily From Reel
    $296.16 - $383.47
  • Lufkin® - Series 1000™ SAE Replacement Blade
    Lufkin®Series 1000™ SAE Replacement Blade
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    # 3110801369
    Series 1000™ 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...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $8.68 - $16.59
  • Milwaukee® - SAE Fiberglass Open Reel Measuring Tape
    Milwaukee®SAE Fiberglass Open Reel Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652021
    SAE Fiberglass Open Reel Measuring Tape by Milwaukee®. Fiberglass Open Reel Long Tapes feature a GRIME GUARD™ Blade Wiper for Smoothest Retraction and to wick away jobsite contamination. Reinforced 3:1 Planetary Metal Gears won't...
    Smoothest Retraction3:1 Gear Ratio
    $26.58 - $36.23
  • Milwaukee® - SAE Nylon Blade Compact Measuring Tape
    Milwaukee®SAE Nylon Blade Compact Measuring Tape
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    # 4732369765
    SAE Nylon Blade Compact Measuring Tape 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...
    Nylon Blade ProtectionImpact-Resistant 5-Point Reinforced Frame
    $22.83 - $26.99
  • Milwaukee® - SAE Steel Reel Long Measuring Tape
    Milwaukee®SAE Steel Reel Long Measuring Tape
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    # 3109366183
    SAE Steel Reel Long Measuring Tape 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...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $27.82 - $65.81
  • Milwaukee® - SAE Wide Blade Nylon Measuring Tape
    Milwaukee®SAE Wide Blade Nylon Measuring Tape
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    # 4732369779
    SAE Wide Blade Nylon Measuring Tape 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...
    Up to 17' of ReachAnti-Tear Coating Reinforces the first 6" of the Tape Blade
    $24.54 - $41.98
  • Milwaukee® - SAE/Metric Keychain Measuring Tape
    Milwaukee®SAE/Metric Keychain Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652133
    SAE/Metric Keychain Measuring Tape 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...
    Lifetime WarrantyWill help you get the job done with more precision
    $8.24 - $15.51
  • Milwaukee® - STUD™ SAE Measuring Tape
    Milwaukee®STUD™ SAE Measuring Tape
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    # 2411652033
    STUD™ SAE Measuring Tape 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...
    EXO360™ Rip & Wear Resistant Blade TechnologyFully Reinforced Body survives 80 foot drop**
    $27.67 - $48.07
  • Milwaukee® - STUD™ SAE/Metric Measuring Tape
    Milwaukee®STUD™ SAE/Metric Measuring Tape
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    # 4732369774
    STUD™ SAE/Metric Measuring Tape by Milwaukee®. STUD™ Tape Measures are the industry's most durable tape measure, equipped with innovative EXO360™ Blade Technology. EXO360™ protects your tape's blade from ripping and wearing,...
    EXO360™ Rip & Wear Resistant Blade TechnologyUp to 17' of Reach
    $27.67 - $33.75
  • Allied Tools® - QwikRule™ SAE Measuring Tape
    Allied Tools®QwikRule™ SAE Measuring Tape
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    # 4202635334
    QwikRule™ SAE Measuring Tape by Allied Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $4.46 - $10.14
  • Beta Tools® - 1682HS™ Metric Stainless Steel Flexible Graduated Ruler
    Beta Tools®1682HS™ Metric Stainless Steel Flexible Graduated Ruler
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    # 3109366130
    1682HS™ Metric Stainless Steel Flexible Graduated Ruler 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...
    With H-SAFE tethered systemDesigned for the ultimate in practicality and functionality
    $22.65 - $25.33
  • Beta Tools® - 1682™ Metric Stainless Steel Flexible Graduated Ruler
    Beta Tools®1682™ Metric Stainless Steel Flexible Graduated Ruler
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    # 3109366206
    1682™ Metric Stainless Steel Flexible Graduated Ruler 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
    $4.28 - $41.71
  • Beta Tools® - 1683™ Metric Stainless Steel Semi-Rigid Graduated Ruler
    Beta Tools®1683™ Metric Stainless Steel Semi-Rigid Graduated Ruler
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    # 3109366123
    1683™ Metric Stainless Steel Semi-Rigid Graduated Ruler 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...
    Designed for the ultimate in practicality and functionalityMade from superior materials for unparalleled quality and dependability
    $12.66 - $122.16
  • Beta Tools® - 1692HS™ Metric Steel Measuring Tape
    Beta Tools®1692HS™ Metric Steel Measuring Tape
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    # 3109366129
    1692HS™ Metric Steel 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. Manufactured from...
    With H-SAFE tethered systemDesigned for the ultimate in practicality and functionality
    $30.54 - $36.66
  • Beta Tools® - 1692™ Metric Steel Measuring Tape
    Beta Tools®1692™ Metric Steel Measuring Tape
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    # 3109366136
    1692™ Metric Steel 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. Manufactured from...
    Designed for the ultimate in practicality and functionalityMade from superior materials for unparalleled quality and dependability
    $10.04 - $27.92
  • Beta Tools® - 1694A/L™ Metric Measuring Tape
    Beta Tools®1694A/L™ Metric Measuring Tape
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    # 3109366215
    1694A/L™ Metric Measuring Tape by Beta Tools®. Shock-resistant ABS casings, PVC-coated fibreglass tapes, precision class III. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of...
    Designed for the ultimate in practicality and functionalityMade from superior materials for unparalleled quality and dependability
    $44.70 - $58.10
  • Beta Tools® - 1694L™ Metric Shock-Resistant Measuring Tape
    Beta Tools®1694L™ Metric Shock-Resistant Measuring Tape
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    # 3109366173
    1694L™ Metric Shock-Resistant 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
    $18.03 - $22.20




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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