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I use both tapes and a foldable stick rule in my shop. today I bought a new tape and as I was selecting it I thought I should share how I choose a tape' At the store I compare them to the stick rules on the hook and butt measurements. I use a zero end stainless steel rule and to verify my tapes Just thought I would share
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Why use inches?, use the metric system like the cool kids

Just kidding, yeah, the thing about those tapes is that they are not meant for precision. But still, that's pretty bad, unless the curve of the tape is tricky.
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Its what I grew up with but for you not all cm are equal

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Bill thanks for the tip . Such an easy solution , yet not something I would think of doing

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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That is why it is important to use the same tape throughout a project. Or better yet as much as possible... NO tape measure. Really fun when it is your table saw scale that's off! I knew there was a reason I like the Incra

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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Everyone talks good things about Incra, I wonder if there is a way to build a home-made version.
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look to where the tape was manufactured....
SNARK!!!!!

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Whadda ya want for $3.49...
But what Duane said, +1.
Tapes were never intended for extreme accuracy; if you're framing or drywalling, nothing beats them.
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I started doing this years ago and found that it made one heck of a difference when it came time to put things together.

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I started doing this years ago and found that it made one heck of a difference when it came time to put things together.
Geez now I have to check all my tapes just to be sure

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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