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Tape Measure

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Tool, Plant & Equipment Information

Classification
Power Source
Trade
Cost
Less than $100
Risk Rating
Very Low
Steel tape measures are long steel tape with an arched profile. The arch allows the tape to remain rigid when extended out of the tape housing. The tape features a hook rivet onto one end and the other end attached to a coiled spring at the centre of the housing. Most contemporary tape measure housings now feature stop buttons or slides and a belt hook.
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