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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.


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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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.


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!

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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 a measuring wheel used for?

A measuring wheel can be used in any of the following applications:
  • Construction.
  • Gardening and landscaping.
  • Railroad work.
  • Land surveying.
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How accurate is a measuring wheel?

A rolling tape measure isn’t meant to be exact, but it can give you a good estimate with regard to the distance between two objects. Despite its limitations, a measuring wheel is a tool that has been used for many years. And land surveyors have a special version that can be used to measure elevations.

How do you use a wheel tape measure?

Before you can use it, you should make sure that the rolling tape measure is clean because any dirt or debris can affect its accuracy. Place the measuring wheel at the starting point. And as you walk, be sure to keep a steady pace because changing speed as you roll it on the ground can affect the wheel’s rotation. When you get to your ending point, pick up the wheel tape measure and record the distance being displayed.

What's the difference between a measuring wheel and a trundle wheel?

Also called a “surveyor’s wheel,” a measuring wheel is used by surveyors to measure distance or changes in elevation. A trundle wheel is a type of rolling tape measure that’s considered to be a simplified version of a measuring wheel, and its primary purpose is to determine the approximate distance from one location to another.

How far can a measuring wheel measure?

The distance limitations of a wheel tape measure will depend on its diameter, which are classified in the following groups:
  • Small Measuring Wheels: 4-6 inches in diameter.
  • Medium Measuring Wheels: 6-12 inches in diameter.
  • Large Measuring Wheels: 15+ inches in diameter.
Be sure to look at what we have at Engineering Supply, so you can find a measuring wheel that’s right for you!

Best Measuring Wheels

Rolatape Professional 400 Series


When your aim is to take on some heavy construction, you need to make sure you invest in equipment that is designed for the task at hand. The Rolatape Professional 400 Series has been configured for those in need of gaining perspective on large-scale commercial operations. The all-steel construction of this option makes it incredibly durable and an ideal fit for a variety of difficult jobs Plus, the braking feature makes it easy to retain info on previous measurements between readings.

DuraWheel DW-Pro


Another heavy-duty option to look into when you require a new distance measuring wheel is the DuraWheel DW-Pro. If you’ve been working as a contractor or surveyor for many years, you need a tool that has been constructed to meet your level of experience. The DW-Pro features a well-crafted grip and brake, making the experience of using the equipment as comfortable as it is efficient. When you want a tough tool for your next job, the DW-Pro is worth your time.

DigiRoller Plus III


When taking readings on a piece of land, you often need to consider several measurements at the same time. When you are trying to obtain information related to heights, widths, lengths, perimeters, or volumes, then you want to use one tool to accomplish everything. The DigiRoller Plus III by Calculated Industries is ideal for this purpose, as it has been built to help professionals take a variety of readings in one swing. Not only does it feature an intuitive design, it is also incredibly easy to handle and can be stored in a convenient and compact way.

Electronic Steel Wheel


Sometimes, opting for a unique piece of equipment can be your best bet to see success on a project. The MP401E by Keson is often called the “electronic steel wheel” because of its creative design. It is the only wheel on the market that features a steel frame and an electronic system. While dirt and dust can often prove problematic for many digital measuring tools, the steel wheel takes this into consideration and improves the experience with a magnetic system for moving small particles.

Road Runner


Finally, there may come times when you need to take measurements on terrain that has unique features or surface roughness. If you’re working with asphalt, for example, then you require wheel measuring tape like the Keson Road Runner. The design aligns the center-line with the top of the wheel, which greatly improves the overall accuracy of the readings no matter what kind of terrain you find yourself on.

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