Whatever your profession, surely you’ve used more than once on the metro or tape measure that we all have for home and it depends on what professional you are, you will use more or less often.
If there is something certain is that at the time of measuring, it is better to make sure and measure all the times that you need to before you cut or buy, that then the sofa does not fit and we take the hands to the head.
If you want to become a handyman you better get to know the secrets that your tape measure hides, otherwise, the bungling will chase you the rest of your life.
4 Ways to get the most out of your tape measure.
1 – Measure
Measure can be more difficult than it seems, especially if it is on the ground floor. When bending the tape it is very difficult to know exactly in which position it has been bent, but to be able to accurately measure is the tape measure, and does not disappoint.
All the tapes give us the information of what measures of width, the housing itself of the tape so you only have to support this and add the 76 mm, in our case, to the reading of the tape.
2 – Clamping
The small hole in the end of your tape is not decorative, but probably have never used as it is due. This termination has a purpose in particular that will make you feel a little stupid for not thinking of it.
It is neither more nor less than to fasten the tape with a nail or screw. It’s the perfect size to hook in and allow to measure with precision without worrying that the source is moving.
3 – Mark
This piece is full of surprises and it is something that you never had stopped to think. The ruffled border of the metal part is intended to permit mark on any surface with a little scraping. Nothing more accurate than the own metro to mark and measure.
4 – Precision
But the metal piece has a thickness, so that the precision is affected by this thickness, does not it?
Because the creators of this amazing invention been taken into account up to the thickness of the metal piece so that the first centimeter count with it. Since then the tape measure is a tool of precision for which many are not prepared.