tape measure : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary

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Considerations Shopping for a Tape Measure
Manufacturers Links
Futures

Considerations

If you buy a tape measure, here are some things to consider:

Manufacturers

Common manufacturers include:

  1. Lufkin (95 models)
  2. Stanley (62 models)
  3. MasterCraft (21 models) [Canadian Tire house brand]
  4. Kobalt (19 models) [Lowe’s house brand].
  5. Skil (5 models)
  6. Komelon
  7. Tekton

Futures

When you walk into a hardware store, there are scores of models of tape measure to choose from. Except for length and width, few are labelled with any information to help you tell them apart. I would like it if manufacturers would host an app on their website to help you decide the optimal model for you. It would ask you a number of questions and then present you with models that match your requirements. The app could also explain the benefits and drawbacks of various choices. You could also run the app on a cell phone, limiting it to the models a particular retailer carries.

In similar way, a retailer could offer this app at kiosks and on cell phones for his customers for all his brands and products that have this overwhelm problem.

The manufacturers should compose a set of questions about their models they can answer with a tick icon or x icon or a word or number. The questions should be so-designed that no two models have an identical set of answers. They should post the answers on their website and also print them on the back of the card that comes with each tape.

Shopping for a Tape Measure

electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Stanley 25-Feet FatMax Tape Measure model 33-725to electronic home
asin B00002PV66
Also comes is 16, 30, 35 and 40 feet. Tape is 1.25” wide. First 6 feet reinforced with BladeArmor coating for maximum durability. 11 foot tape standout. Mylar polyester film. Limited lifetime warranty. Specs.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Skil 0520 AA Ultrasonic Distance Measuring Deviceto electronic home
asin B0014GS542
Works by timing sonic echos like a bat or an SX-70 Polaroid camera. Range of 0.5 to 15 metres with accuracy ± 0.5%. It is 30% cheaper than the laser model. Specs.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Skil 0530 Laser Measurerto electronic home
asin B000NLZ09W
Works my measuring the time for a laser beam to reflect off a surface. Measures 0.2 to 20 metres with a measuring accuracy ± 3.0mm. This would be ideal for measuring room sizes, even very large rooms. Specs
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Greyed out stores probably do not have the item in stock

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