Need to measure the layout of a new apartment to figure out the possible orientations for your sectional sofa? Want to perfect your table saw set up? Whatever project you’re starting, you’ll need a precise, durable tape measure that stands up to the job. These measurers have the bells and whistles—like auto locking features, self-adhesive abilities, and skills to make pencil marks for you—to help you tackle the task.
Hyper precise, fractional measurements on a sturdy, easy-to-view blade. Amazon
This tape measure is great if you need precision in your tape measure markers (down to ⅛ fractions). Its white, non-glare blade is coated with nylon for durability and extends with a protected end hook. It comes in 16-foot or a 25-foot lengths.
Easy to trim to your needed length with scissors. Amazon
For setting up your workshop space, this self-adhesive measuring stick is the way to go. Stick it on your drafting table or saw table. The tape measures 12 feet long—but feel free to snip it down to the right size for your workstation. The tape has both Imperial and Metric measurements along the top and bottom, with 0.065-inch intervals.
Heavy Duty Break-Lock
Insert graphite into the slot to notate exact lengths while using this product. Amazon
If you’re always looking for your pencil while working on a project, consider a tape measure with its own self-marking graphite. It comes with the usual attributes too: tough nylon coating, a great snappy recoil, and 25 feet of measuring tape with markers in inches and centimeters.