They do have a good range but all appear to be metric one side imperial
on the other (unless I've missed something, of course). Any other
suppliers that people might know?
Which begs the question - how many people would buy a 50m or 100m tape
with metric on both sides? And how much would you pay? Personally, I
would pay £30 each for about ten (good quality ones) on the basis that I
need this amount for teaching and they typically last about five years
with our students. Is there a market for getting these made specially?
Your thoughts please...
kevin wooldridge wrote:
> Have you tried the www.toolmix.com site. They do both 50m and 100m
> tapes although the 100m Lufkin is a tad expensive. 50m tapes are
> about £20.
> Nigel Cassidy <[log in to unmask]> wrote: And, for me, does
> anyone know of a supplier of 50m or 100m plastic/material printed
> tape measures that have metres on both sides! Anyone doing geophysics
> or survey work along long lines will know why I ask. Apparently,
> because of building industry standards the measurements on each side
> made to match to within less than a 1mm along the whole length of the
> tape. Therefore, they are too expensive to produce and have been
> discontinued by the major manufacturers. Personally, a don't care
> about a few millimetres each way but do care about the length of time
> wasted turning over tapes and the state of my back at the end of it.
> Please help...
> Nigel Cassidy
> Colin wrote:
>> OK, so everyone should now have a trowel. Whether it be all shiny
>> and new or just slightly diminished in size and lustre...
>> Could I set another quest for you great minds to ponder on?
>> I've been trying to source letters and numbers that clip on a
>> plastic strip to be included in finds photographs, any ideas?
Dr Nigel Cassidy
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School of Earth Sciences and Geography
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