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Measuring Wheels

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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 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.
Be sure to look at what we have at Engineering Supply, so you can find a wheel tape measure that’s right for you.

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!
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