Right-Handed Tape Measure | Popular Woodworking Magazine
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Tool: R1 tape measure [Buy Now]
MSRP: $ 15.90
Have you ever noticed that the numbers on a tape measure read upside down?
Think about it. If you are right-handed, like me, you hold a pencil in your right hand and a ribbon in your left. Every time you pull the ribbon from right to left to make a mark, the numbers are flipped, right?
You’ve probably gotten used to this arrangement, but it really bothered the folks at M-Power Tools. The numbers on the R1 tape turn in the opposite direction, for me in the right direction.
I’d love the tape a lot more, though, if it didn’t have a metric scale on one side. I would prefer lines that cross the entire rule for the times I pull the tape in the opposite direction. I don’t think I’ll measure in centimeters soon!
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