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Metric tape measures

3 Meter Tape - $12.98
5 Meter Tape - $15.98
8 Meter Tape - $20.90

Our 3, 5, and 8 meter tapes (5M shown above) are high quality Lufkin brand. Each tape has:

  • shock absorber to protect the end hook upon return
  • case designed to fit your hand
  • clear coat blade protection and more durable markings
  • non-glare, ultra matte blade finish
  • durable high-impact and "hi viz" case
  • been fully inspected for accuracy

There was considerable discussion on the John Welsford builders forum about the metric system and metric tapes. Two prevailing opinions came out of the exchange: 1) The metric system is much easier to use, once you learn it, and 2) When building a boat, you want your tape measure to have the same system on both sides of the blade.

Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find metric-only tapes here in the US. None of the retailers I tried had them, and it is difficult to find them on the internet. We finally found a couple of manufacturers who make them (Starrett and Lufkin) and bought enough to sell.


Feedback:

Chuck,

I just came across your website while searching for Matsushita saw blades. I like what I see and while I don't have a project going right now that requires any of your products, I will keep you in mind in the future.

I have a Pygmy Kayak and have a friend also building one whom I will forward your web address to.

One thing that caught my eye was the metric measuring tapes. I too wanted a metric tape with markers on both sides of the tape for doing tile work and other such projects. I bought an 8m Stanley tape while in Swaziland, Africa a couple years ago.

Thanks for your time,
John.

 
 




 

 

For a discussion of
the metric system
and its use in relation
to boat building, see Michael Storer's Forum