The Real Reason Behind Those Diamond Shapes on Measuring Tape


Unless you use a measuring tape daily, you may have never even noticed those small diamond-shaped details on the top scale. And, even if you have, we bet that you only have a best guess as to what they might mean. That’s why we’re going to set the record straight regarding these unique features. Hint: They’re not just cute, they’re also super helpful!

Our guide for today’s valuable tip is YouTuber Tom Hintz from the website NewWoodworker.com. He posted a video to his channel to set the record straight on why these shapes have been included on the tape, and how to best use them to your advantage.

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Now, there are several different types of markers on a standard spool of measuring tape. And, unless you’re a professional, you probably haven’t had too much use for them yet. Nevertheless, we think that some of these markings can be really beneficial, especially if you are working on a more heavy-duty DIY project.

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