Make a Kinked Tape Measure Last Longer - Fine Homebuilding

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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.



posted in: Blogs, measuring and marking tools, tip, repair

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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