The measuring tape is one of the necessary tools for every household and is also a common tool for building and decoration. It is mainly composed of eight components including a shell, a ruler tape, a brake, a tape hook, a lifting belt, a ruler spring, an anti-falling protective sleeve, and a label. We usually use it to measure the distance, actually in addition to measuring, there are several practical functions that many people still don’t know. Today, let’s unveil them to you.
First of all, fix the position.
When you measure the distance by a measuring tape by yourself, how can you fix its position? When you use the measuring tape, you will find that there will be a small hole in the hook after the measuring tape is opened. Maybe you even never ever pay attention to it before, but this small hole is actually very useful. We can carve it on the screw cap or nailhead so that we can fix the measuring tape on one side, and measure the distance on the other side as you wish. And what’s more? You don’t have to worry about the deviation of the measuring tape. Is it very practical? It’s never late to try this function when measuring only by yourself.
Second of all, mark the position.
Also, at the position of the hook, technically speaking, on the edge of the hook, there is a small groove or a saw-toothed shape. Have you ever taken it into consideration and asked yourself why is the tape designed like that? In fact, in order to be convenient for us to make a mark, if it is necessary to draw a marked line in the measured place, and if there is no pencil beside you, it is possible to press and hold the hook, so that it can act as a mark, and you can make exactly the mark you want by this design.
Third of all, the shell can be measuring tape itself.
Generally, there will be a number on the back of the measuring tape, this number is actually the whole long-distance of the measuring tape shell, for example, the number is 60, then the length of it is 60mm. If when measuring the distance, you do not need to fold the tape measure around the corner, just put the measuring tape vertically on the same horizontal plane. All you need to do is to plus 60mm to the number on the tape, and the actual length of which you want to measure is the sum of them. Is it convenient for you not to fold the tape to get the measuring result?
The last but not the least, make a much more precise mark for you.
The clip on the back of the measuring tape can not only be used to clip the belt when you are not using it, but also can make much more precise mark for you. We can prepare a long tail clip and a pen, and firstly, clip the pen with the long tail clip, and then insert the clip handle of the long tail clip into the measuring tape clip in turn. You can imagine it like a pencil compass so that when measuring, you can easily record the data as you wish.