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Measuring Tapes

Offering the most durable and dependable products on the market

The measuring tapes that we offer at Engineering Supply are built to last, and they come in all shapes and sizes. So whether you need it for long or short distances, you can be sure to find the right tool at our store.

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Durable construction

Variety of designs

Numerous applications

Accurate measuring

Built for simplicity


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HOW TO USE THE DISTO POINTFINDER


The Disto Pointfinder is a laser measuring tape that can be used for determining long outdoor distances. You can’t see the laser when it’s more than a few feet from the target, so you’ll need to use a camera to find the point from which you want to measure. The camera also has a 4x zoom, which can come in handy if you’re having trouble finding the target. While you can use it without a tripod, it’s often recommended because it will keep the camera steady as you measure. You can, however, use a timer so you can have enough time to find your target before the distance is read.


USING THE OTR SERIES FIBERGLASS TAPE MEASURE


The OTR Series Fiberglass Tape Measure is built to withstand more wear and tear than any other tape measure on the market. The tape is reinforced with two coats of PVC, which makes it more resistant to breakage and damage. The handle is also easy to grasp. And with a metal-reinforced crank handle, you can get years of rugged use. You can find measuring tapes for 100, 200, or 300 feet of distance (which includes both feet and inches). So, you can get accurate measurements whenever you need them.


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DURABLE DESIGN FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL

If you’re a construction professional, you want your equipment to last. So, you want to make sure your tools can withstand the punishment of daily use. Our measuring tapes are from quality manufacturers, so you can be sure to find the best products on the market. We know you want to find the best measuring tape you can find — one that will last for many years. That’s why Engineering Supply should be your choice for high-quality measuring tools. Be sure to look through our inventory, so you can see what we have in our store.


QUALITY TAPE ROLLERS FOR LONG-DISTANCE MEASURING

Standard measuring tapes can only go so far, but there may be times when you need to measure a long distance. That’s why we sell the best measuring tape rollers on the market. All of our products are from manufacturers that are known for quality construction and design. You can even find a laser measuring tape that will allow you measure a straight-line distance of any length. Be sure to look through our products to see what’s right for you!



Tape measures are the most commonly used tools, even during the time of construction. Not only can they be used by homeowners and DIY enthusiasts, but they can also be used by professionals in almost any field. These can include but may not be limited to:

  • Builders
  • Contractors
  • Realtors
  • Flooring installers
  • Estimators
Measuring tapes can come in two basic casing forms. A closed-casing design is meant to be a handy tool that you can fit in your pocket, which can be used to measure short distances. Open-casing tapes can be used for longer distances, and it will have a carrying handle that allows you to retract it more quickly. The tape can be made out of metal or fiberglass. And while metal is more durable, it can be affected by extreme heat. They can also conduct electricity. So if you plan to use them around these types of hazards, a fiberglass tape will be the be the best option.
The most important thing you have to consider is what type of measurement you need. Be sure to look through our inventory, so you can find a product that’s right for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is measuring tape?

Also called a “tape measure,” measuring tape is made of a ribbon of cloth, fiberglass, or metal with linear-measurement markings. And it’s a common tool that's used for measuring. The design of an engineer’s tape measure allows you to measure a great distance, and it can be easily carried in your pocket or toolkit. It also allows you to measure around curves and corners, which can be an advantage for many contractors and builders.

Can measuring tape be used to measure height?

The best measure tape can be used to determine the distance between any two points, whether it’s horizontal or vertical. You will need to measure any of the three dimensions, and you need a tool that will allow you to do so. At Engineer Supply, we have a broad selection of tape measures from some of the best manufacturers in the industry. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.

How accurate is a tape measure?

One engineer’s tape measure isn’t as accurate as another. While many of your “bargain basement” measuring tape can’t be traced back to any known standard, most professional-grade models are more accurate. And while many of these tape measures are good for most users, some people need something a little more accurate.

When was the tape measure invented?

Measuring tape was invented in Sheffield, which was the center of England’s steel industry. According to an official city marker on one of their old factories, a man named James Chesterman patented the tape measure in 1829. He also invented the “self-winding window blind” and the “first woven metallic tape.”

Where can I buy quality measuring tape?

If you’re looking for the best tape measure for your specific needs, you can find what you need at Engineer Supply. We have a broad selection of measuring tools that can meet a variety of needs, and all of them come from quality manufacturers. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a tape measure that will meet your specific needs.
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