Tips In Using Tape Measure Efficiently When Working
Everything around us has an unseen measurement that is only within a corner. We use tape measures to get the exact measurement from the size, distance, length, width, height, circumference, distance, and etc. There are usually two types of a very common tape measures that are being used today –metric and retractable. Metric tape measures are commonly used to take the measurements of the person’s body like the waist. This is also used in tailoring by getting the specific clothing measurement of a certain person. While retractable tape measurement and the other tape measures are used in the construction industry.
It is hard to declare how much can tape measures do but actually it can change the whole concepts. Without these tape measures, we can't have these constructions and it is hard to build something. Even in the ancient time's people use tools to measure their work. Numbers and measurements tell us many things. However, no matter how popular tape measures are, there are still many people who don’t know how to efficiently use them. Now, if you are one of those people who still don’t know how to use tape measures, let me help you with the basic tips on how to use tape measure efficiently. Here are very important factors that you need to learn.
A. Know How To Read Tape Measures
One of the most challenging parts when using tape measures is reading them. If you look at a regular tape measure, you will see that there are several units of measurements like Feet, Inch, and Centimeters. Tape measures have two sides and each side indicates different measures like for example the other side may indicate feet and centimeters, while the other may indicate inches. So, you need to learn how to read these measurements so you won’t get wrong with your measurements.
Don’t worry because guides and abbreviation are also indicated. If you know how to read measurements in tape measures, you will also understand those suggested measurements when you buy construction materials.
B. Learn How To Use (For Retractable)
If you look at the image above, there are two simple instructions on how to properly use a retractable tape measure. These functional buttons will make it easier for you to use them. If you also notice that there are metal teeth-like in the front part of the tape measure. This teeth-like will help hold the tape measure on the edge of a material. This will also keep the tape measure hold still as you extend the tape measure just like the image you see below.
C. Get The Right Length
Another factor is tape measures come in different length. As you can see in the images above, the lengths are indicated outside. You can choose the length that is convenient for your needs. But I would suggest that you get a longer length tape measure.
These are just three of the simple and basic tips on how to use tape measure efficiently. For additional information, you can also do more research about it. You can go and search for some ways from YouTube, and some other links like in the google.