Q1: What is a steel measuring tape?
A1: A steel measuring tape is a flexible ruler used to measure distance. It consists of a metal blade with linear measurement. Steel tape can give you accurate results at any temperature, and it's designed to withstand more wear and tear than fiberglass tape.
Q2: What is the advantage of a steel tape measure?
A2: Measuring tapes can be used for a wide variety of measurement needs in surveying, engineering, construction and more. Steel measuring tapes are popular for their durability. They are often used by professionals and anyone who needs a rugged tool. Furthermore, they are common for smaller tapes due to their rigidity.
Q3: How accurate is a steel tape measure?
A3: This amounts to 0.000645 foot or 0.00774 inch per degree F. on a 100-foot tape, and one-half as much on a 50-foot tape. As a figure that is reasonably accurate and also easy to handle, it is customary on very long runs of pipe to allow 1/10” per 100 feet for each 10° change.
Tips: How to read the size of the steel measuring tape?
There is a button in the middle of the tape measure that can slide down, and the tape measure will be tight when pressed. When we finish the measurement, we will push this button lightly, and the pulled-out tape measure will be retracted automatically.
- Look at the length: there will be the length of the tape measure on the side, and you should choose a tape measure of the corresponding length according to your own application range.
- Reading label identification: There is a length label on the tape measure, the interval between the long lines is 1cm, and the interval between each short vertical line is 1mm, and the scale value will be marked in red every 10cm, which is convenient for us to read accurately when measuring.