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Some useful guidelines to study your measuring tape

This construction video tutorial will provide some vital information on measuring tape that is frequently used in construction jobsite.

The measuring tape is considered as the most recognized measuring tools in recent times.

Usually, the term “tape measure” belongs to a roll-up, self-retracting style that is specifically created for carpentry. The real tape potion of the measure is known as the ‘ribbon’.

Tape measure is available in both Imperial Units (inches and feet) and metric (centimeters and meters), displaying unit breakdowns for more precision. Specialized versions can contain markings that entail truss lengths for roofing and stud intervals for housing.

The upper portion of the tape measure tool is marked with inches. As 12 inches are similar to one feet, 01 presented in red color defines one feet. There are other types of markings like 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 etc. these mean 1 feet and 1 inch., 1 feet and 2 inches, 1 feet and 3 inches etc.

The portion given below is marked with centimeter. We know 10 centimeter is equal to 100 mm. Therefore, 10 digit presented in red color defines 100 mm, 20 digit presented in red color defines 200 mm, 30 digit presented in red color defines 300 mm etc. To find out 350 mm, you have to select 35 and for 450 mm you have to select 45.

We know, 1 cm = 10 mm
1 feet = 12 inch
1 m = 1000 mm
10 cm = 100 mm

In the inches section, there are lots of small lines between 0 to 1, 1 to 2, 2 to 3 etc., and in middle section there is one separator. Therefore, the separator between 0 and 1 is known as ¼ and between 1 and 2 is known as ½.

To get more details, watch the following video tutorial.

Some useful guidelines to study your measuring tape