In this Handyguys video, we discuss tape measure selection and calibration.
Tape Measure Selection
You have a lot of choices, big and small, long and short, wide and skinny.
Wide Tape Measures
Wide tapes have a great benefit. The “standout” is how far out the tape can extend before collapsing. Usually the wider the tape the longer the standout.
Small Tape Measures
Small tapes are great for … wait for it … small projects. They easily fit into a pocket or tossed into the junk drawer in the kitchen.
Long Tape Measures
When you really need to go the distance, you will need a long tape. Perhaps if you are building a huge deck, laying out a foundation, measuring for a fence or any other situation where a normal tape won’t reach. 100, 200 and even 400 foot lengths can be had.
Tape Measure Calibration
Watch the video to learn how to calibrate your tape . This is especially important when you have two tapes in use on a project. There are often slight differences from one tape to another. You can bend the hook on the end slightly to make sure they both measure identically.