Rick was just telling our 5-year-old grandson about adding the length of the tape measure body when he is measuring something. Our grandson was standing the tape on its end as the “0”. I think you get it .. but definitely something everyone should know and remember!
(oh, and did you know that the body measurement is printed on the side?)
Once in a job, the apartment owner had a feng shui guru come to bless the place. He pulled out a tape measure with no lines or markings on it. I didn’t get what was going on there. My tip is make sure your tape measure has lines to measure. It helps me, anyway.
Yeah, I’ve gone through a few Stanley Tapes, HOWEVER I still have my trusty 50-footer made by Lufkin Rule Co. My father bought it in the late ’50s or early 60s. And yes, I still use it anytime I need a long tape. Getting close to 60yr, I have to say this tape measure lasts!
When you go buy a quality tape get two of them, use one as your regular and keep one put away, every so often use the second tape to double check the cut measurements from your regular every day tape….especially when you drop your regular tape on the floor….. Because it will happen
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