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wbw6cos

It had me going.     (Polar Plunge.)

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wbw6cos

Who are you and what are you doing in here?

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Rinkydink

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wbw6cos

I did not know that those stretch.  Interesting.   

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RogerC60

Pretty obvious to me. If you want to cram 35' worth of marks onto that tape you need to put them closer together (compared to the 25' tape).

 

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Rinkydink
2 hours ago, wbw6cos said:

I did not know that those stretch.  Interesting.   

Precisely why I use the same measuring tape for a job. 

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Hosstage

How come my house is three feet short?

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BamaJohn

going right now to check all of my tapes......that's NUTS!

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wbw6cos

Whoda thunk to compare those 2?    Kudos!

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Rinkydink

 

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Red
On 10/16/2020 at 1:34 PM, BamaJohn said:

going right now to check all of my tapes......that's NUTS!

 

Check them against what?  

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Rougarou
On 10/16/2020 at 1:59 PM, Rinkydink said:

Precisely why I use the same measuring tape for a job. 

 

Hmmm, we keep a steel tape in the living room, garage, downstairs garage, barn, pool shed and both trucks, along with in the three tool bags (I'm never far from a steel tape when home).  When I work, one steel tape stays with the saw/s and the other at the project location.  I've not run into any issues yet.

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taylor1

Stanley must be outsourcing to China

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lkraus
8 hours ago, Red said:

 

Check them against what?  

Check them against each other to be sure they match at all distances. 

In the picture, the markings appear to be spaced equally, but the top tape was cut too short. You can get similar (but smaller) errors if the tip does not slide freely. 

I've also seen cheap tapes with markings that were incorrectly spaced, so the longer the distance measured, the greater the error.

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Rinkydink

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