The measuring tape is a commonly used measuring tool in our daily life. In the garment industry, staff often measure the size of the garment with a tailor measuring tape while in the construction industry, workers often use a steel measuring tape to measure the size. In the garment industry, staff often measure the size of the garment with a tailor measuring tape while in the construction industry, workers often use a steel measuring tape to measure the size. They’re both measuring tools. From the perspective of material, in fact, the difference between them is that steel measuring tape is made of metal while tailor measuring tape is made of non-metallic material. What are the differences between the steel measuring tape and the tailor measuring tape by measuring? Today let’s get to know something about this.
First of all, as you may know, the tailor measuring tape is generally metric, that is, 150 centimeters on one side and 60 inches on the other. Inches are commonly used in foreign countries. Ranged from our televisions and computer monitors to jeans and so on, they are all measured by the unit of inch in size. Speaking of this, you may be much more familiar with inch. And in our country China, for the tailor measuring tape, cun (a unit of length, =13 decimeter) is commonly used in the market. It has 150 centimeters on one side and 45 inches on the other. If you go shopping online very much, especially buying clothes, when coming to the size of your waist, you hear a lot by saying the size of my waist is two feet point one or two feet point two. This is what the unit of cun is.
The front of the steel measuring tape is divided into two parts, and one side is a metric scale (m, cm), and one side is an English scale (feet, inches). As for steel measuring tape, as long as the deformation amplitude is not too large, the measurement results will not fail. There is a long clockwork in it, and when it is completely relaxed, its range will be very large, and there will be room at both ends of the steel measuring tape, so the measurement results of it will not fail. The numbers on the measuring tape are divided into two rows, one row is centimeters, the other row is inches, 1CM is about 0.3937 inches, 1 inch is about 2.54cm, so from the distance between the numbers, you can tell the short one is centimeters and the longer one is inches. Besides, the number font of the unit centimeter is also smaller than the inch. 100 cm amounts to 1 m, so the unit which is commonly used is centimeter. In order to facilitate people to measure the size, the top of it is soft, and it has two different methods of measurement, one is to hang on the object to measure, the other is to measure on the top of the object. The difference between the two methods is the thickness of the iron sheet at the head of it. The purpose of loosening the head of the steel measuring tape is to compensate for the iron sheet of the head when it is on top of the object.