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Lufkin is a well-known manufacturer of measuring tapes, measuring wheels and other measuring tools that are built for the working professional. And at Engineer Supply, we’re proud to carry the Lufkin Tape Measure and many other measuring tools from this brand. Feel free to look through the variety of Lufkin tools we have in our store, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.

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Measuring tapes are used in almost every phase of the construction process, so the question is whether you should use fiberglass or steel. Both of them have their advantages, as well as their disadvantages. Almost all pocket measuring tapes have metal blades, which have a handy spring return. Long tapes can be made of steel or fiberglass, which have hand cranks that control the deployment and return of the measuring tape. Steel is more durable, and they don’t stretch in length. However, its accuracy can be affected by extreme heat. Working with steel measuring tapes can also lead to corrosion, but most professional tapes will be coated with nylon or lacquer. Fiberglass won’t corrode and is usually more economical, but it will suffer more wear and tear than steel.


Surveyors need to take precise measurements with special equipment to determine the exact location of property line boundaries. In fact, every property development project starts with a survey. Surveyors will have different processes, depending on what they do. Construction or engineering surveyors study changes in property lines. They will also identify the location of buildings and roads. Geodetic surveyors use satellite and aerial imaging to measure long portions of the Earth, while boundary or land surveyors determine the exact location of property lines. Surveyors need access to the right equipment, which will typically include a theodolite and a level. This will ensure accurate results on the job site.

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Lufkin is one of the most recognized brands on the market, because they offer some of the best measuring tools on the market. You can use a Lufkin Measuring Wheel to get accurate distance measurements, which is a necessity for any surveyor or construction professional. A Lufkin Tape Measure might not be long enough to measure the distance you want. But with this tool, you can measure long distances with a great deal of accuracy. Feel free to look at the broad selection of Lufkin tools we have at Engineer Supply. We’re sure you’ll be able to find a tool that will meet your specific needs.


The tape measure is a standard tool that’s used in almost every part of the construction process, and Lufkin is one of the most well-known brands for these types of tools. With a Lufkin tape measure, you will have a tool that can endure the toughest job conditions — all while giving you the results you need. Engineer Supply is proud to carry a variety of Lufkin tools. So if you want a place where you can buy quality measuring tools online, be sure to look at what we have in our store.

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How can I accurately read a Lufkin tape measure?

The biggest markings on a Lufkin tape measure are the inch marks, which will typically have the largest numbers. As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. A 1/2-inch mark will be bigger than a 1/4-inch mark, which will be bigger than a 1/8-inch mark. So, a tape measure reads the same way as a standard ruler.

How can I keep my Lufkin tools in good condition?

Make sure you clean your Lufkin tools after every project, because it will improve their performance and their lifespan. If you want a more professional clean, buy a gun cleaning kit. But you should be able to find what you need to clean any type of hand tool you have.

Why is there play at the end of a Lufkin tape measure?

There’s a reason why the hook at the end of a Lufkin tape measure isn’t in a fixed position. It wiggles on its rivets so it can make up for the hook’s thickness. When you push the tip against something for an inside measurement, the hook will be included in the reading. And when you hook it onto the end of a piece for an outside measurement, the gap will be equivalent to the amount of space the hook would take up. If the hook leaves you guessing when you’re measuring shorter distances, line up the 1-inch mark at the start and subtract that extra inch from the final measurement.

How does a Lufkin measuring wheel work?

The measuring wheel has been used for centuries. In fact, early reports suggest that it dates back to the 1600’s. And with the exception of comfort and accuracy, it hasn’t changed much since then. It original purpose was to estimate long distances, specifically between cities and towns. The Lufkin Measuring Wheel is used today in a similar manner, but it can be used for other purposes as well. Some of them can include but may not be limited to:
  • Marking the boundaries of a property.
  • Measuring the foundation of a house.
  • Measuring the distance between buildings on a property.
  • Marking off the edges of areas used for landscaping.
  • Determining the size of a garden.
  • Measuring the size of a long, flat area.
If you’re looking for a Lufkin measuring wheel that you can use on your next project, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.

How accurate is a Lufkin measuring wheel?

The rougher the surface, the larger the measuring wheel should be. This will make sure you get the most accurate estimate, but the key word is “estimate” because that’s what it has been designed to do. A Lufkin measuring wheel isn’t considered a precision measuring tool. But if it’s used in ideal conditions, it can be accurate to within three inches for every 100 feet.

If you’re looking for a measuring wheel or any of the Lufkin tools we offer in our store, be sure to browse through our inventory.

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