Logger's tapes are standard gear for timber cutters, but they work great for layout of any kind including batter boards, building foundations, soccer fields and football fields!
Our favorite is the Spencer Loggers Tape. It has a powerful spring loaded rewind system. Logging tapes come in both standard imperial measurements, and metric measurements. Some logging tapes come with imperial measurements on one side, and metric measurement on the other. This particular model is 50-feet long and english.
Features: -Rugged aircraft aluminum case -Automatic rewind -Open reel design with gear drive -Open reel design with gear drive -Alloy steel main shaft -Active bumper to cushion the blade tip -Variety of blade lengths -Scales including English, English/Metric, All metric, and Diameter
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