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Choose the right... Tape measure / Levels

Choose the right... Tape measure

Short tapes

Short tapes

  • Convenient and accurate measuring tool
  • Variety of lengths to suit most DIY and building needs

Ideal for: measuring short distances up to 10m.

Long tapes

Long tapes

  • Closed case protects the tape whilst in storage
  • Open reel allows dirt to attach to the blade without hindering usage

Ideal for: measuring longer distances up to 30m.

Look out for... Tape measures

  • Class 2 Accuracy - accurate to less than 1mm over 3 metres
  • Corrosion resistant blades
  • Reverse blade printing for viewing horizontally and vertically

Choose the right... Level

Torpedo

Torpedo

  • V groove along the base for accurate use on pipes
  • Small size for use in confined areas

Ideal for: everyday DIY applications such as shelving.

Box

Box

  • The box section gives the greatest overall strength
  • Available in 30cm to 180cm lengths

Ideal for: general internal, external building and DIY applications.

Look out for... Levels

  • Rubber end caps for shock resistance if accidently dropped
  • Magnets to enable attachment to ferrous surfaces
  • The accuracy - best in class levels should be 0.5mm per metre