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Make a Kinked Tape Measure Last Longer

comments (2) June 10th, 2010 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large


Produced by: John Ross


Mike Guertin from East Greenwich, Rhode Island has figured out a way to extend the life of his kinked and cracked tape measures. All he does is make a curved cut arround the crack in the tape with pair of tin-snips. Althought the tape is still somewhat vulnerable at this thinner spot, with the kink gone the tape should last for much longer than if you hadn't made the cut.

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Comments (2)

scottsather scottsather writes: Turn the bag inside out, push the handle through, then pull bag over brush. Keeps your hand clean too.
Posted: 3:55 pm on July 17th

leandsons leandsons writes: In my humble opinion, just throw away the tape so it won't cut your finger. that half moon cut is still too dangerous to use. not worth saving.
Posted: 12:46 am on June 20th

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