Tool of the Month: Measuring Tapes

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How many do you have? And is that enough?

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

8 and its never enough

so true!

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

In my shop and work truck 14

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

I have 5 but can never put my hands on one.


I have five or six broken ones in a drawer, three on the benches that are still ok. Can anyone tell me why I’m saving the broken ones? Rabbit keeps asking me and I just don’t know.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Too many to count!

I used to carry a 3’ tape measure on my key ring but it broke. When my grandkids were little they would say, “Grandma, when you die, can I have your tape measure?” So those will be the family heirlooms!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

2 at shop (main one and a backup) 1 in the work truck and 3 at home. No broken ones.

I have 8. 2 totally metric, 2 half and half. the rest do not get used.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

I have 14 , one is even battery powered . Push a button and the tape runs out.