Secrets of Using a Tape Measure

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to using your tape measure. We all can see the measurements of inches and feet but there are markings and peculiarities that all top-grade tape measures have that most of us tend to overlook or don’t know exist.
Fortunately Remodeling for Geeks has unmasked the mysteries behind the tape measure and share their secrets here and here.

They also recommend the correct marking and measurement tools you should use.
More Tape Measure Madness
Calibrating a Tape Measure
Gorgeous Wooden Tape Measure
The Xtreme Tape Measure

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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