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A steel tape measure can last for a long time, because it can endure the toughest of field conditions. Steel tape can give you accurate results at any temperature, and it’s designed to withstand more wear and tear than fiberglass tapes. You can find steel measuring tape in many different units of measure — from metric to feet and inches. And some of them are even double-sided. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find the right tool for your specific needs.

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Steel blades are critical if you want to get accurate results. And because it doesn’t stretch, this steel tape measure has been a popular choice since 1968. The blade has special coating, which makes it resistant to kinks and breaks. And because of this added feature, it will never rust. The double screws keep the housing together, so it can withstand years of extended use. The metal reinforced crank handle is extremely durable, which is why it’s one of the best choices for steel measuring tape on the market today.


Steel blades are critical for accurate measuring, because they don’t stretch and have unparalleled toughness. The multi-layered coating on this steel measuring tape makes it resistant to cracks, breaks, kinks, and even rust. And the rubber grip handle is not only durable but also comfortable to use. Steel tape measures are an important part of any contractor or construction professional, because they allow you to make accurate measurements while you’re on the job site. And at Engineering Supply, you can find a variety of measuring tools that will meet your specific needs. Be sure to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a steel tape measure that’s right for you!

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If you’re a contractor or construction professional, you want your tools to last. So, you need them to be of the highest quality. That’s why when you purchase a steel tape measure from Engineering Supply, you can be sure to get what you need. We work with some of the best manufacturers in the industry, and all of them are made from quality materials that are built for the long haul. That’s why we should be your choice to purchase steel tape measures and many other construction tools you might need. Be sure to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that’s right for you!


A steel tape measure is one of the most important tools used in construction, because it can allow you to make measurements while you’re on the job site. And because of its compact design, you can carry it in your pocket or any place where it can be conveniently accessed. At Engineering Supply, you can find a wide variety of steel tape measures in many different units. So whether you need to measure with the metric systems or with feet and inches, you can find a steel measuring tape that will meet your needs. Be sure to look at everything we have in stock, so you can find the right tool for your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is steel tape?

A steel tape measure has a steel strip that’s anywhere from six to sixteen millimeters wide, and you can find them in any of the following lengths:
  • 1 meter
  • 5 meters
  • 8 meters
  • 10 meters
  • 20 meters
  • 30 meters
  • 50 meters
Meters, decimeters, and centimeters are graduated on the strip, which is housed in a metal case that's equipped with an automatic winding device. The tape is extended from the case with a rotating handle, which can be rewound in the same manner.

How do you use measuring tape?

On a standard tape measure, the biggest increment is in inches (which will usually have the largest number). As you go down in incremental value, the length of the mark will decrease. The largest marks will be an inch apart, the next one a half-inch, and so on. Most tape measures will measure in 1/16 of an inch, but some will go down to 1/32 of an inch.

Why are tape measures yellow?

Tape measures will often have black and red measurements that are printed on a yellow background, because it’s the best color combination in terms of readability.

What is a steel tape measure used for?

There are two types of steel tape measures — one with a spring-return pocket, and a long tape measure. Spring-return pocket tape measures can be carried inside your pocket (hence the name), and they can measure lengths of up to 1 or 15 feet (0.30 to 4.57 meters). A steel long tape measure is encased in a larger housing, and it will have tapes in any of the following lengths:
  • 25 feet
  • 50 feet
  • 75 feet
  • 100 feet
  • 200 feet
  • 300 feet
  • 500 feet
These steel tape measures are often used by engineers and builders who need to survey and measure large areas.

What is the black dot on a tape measure?

A black dot will appear on a steel tape measure every 19 3/16 inches, which is the typical spacing for I-beam “timbers.” Several wood manufacturers offer them to customers as a substitute for solid lumber floor joists, And because these manufactured beams can support more weight than standard lumber, they often have different spacing requirements. These markings can be used to space out these engineered floor joists in a way that will get the best results.
Feel free to look at what we have at Engineering Supply, so you can find the best steel measuring tape for your specific needs.

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