# What is a metric only tape measure?

## What is a metric only tape measure?

As the name suggests, these tapes have only metric graduations / measurements along the length of their blades. That’s mm, cm and/or m. Metric only tape measures come in lengths ranging from 3m to 30m and in steel, stainless steel or fibreglass.

### What are the 2 types of tape measures?

There are two basic types of tape measures with cases: spring return pocket tape measures and long tape measures. Spring return pocket tape measures will generally fit in a pocket. They are small; the case is up to about three inches across. The tape is returned to the case by a spring mechanism.

Is my tape measure in cm?

Most tapes feature imperial units (inches) on the top row and metric units (centimeters) on the bottom.

What is metric ruler?

A metric ruler is used to measure length. It is divided into units of centimeters. Each number on the ruler represents 1 centimeter. The centimeter has the longest mark.

## Is there a difference between tape measure and measuring tape?

They (both UK and US ones) tend to say measuring tape is another word for tape measure (Merriam-Webster [learner’s dictionary], Oxford). Collins has measuring tape as an alternative for tape measure in its British English listings, but doesn’t include it at all in American English.

### Which unit is commonly used in metric system?

The three most common base units in the metric system are the meter, gram, and liter. The meter is a unit of length equal to 3.28 feet; the gram is a unit of mass equal to approximately 0.0022 pounds (about the mass of a paper clip); and the liter is a unit of volume equal to 1.05 quarts.

These reliable tape measures include a calibration certificate traceable to NIST stating they have passed a test for accuracy. Easily spot the brightly colored case on these tape measures around your worksite and in your toolbox.

What kind of tape measure has an orange case?

A bright orange case makes these tape measures easy to spot. Attach the magnetic-hook tip to metal surfaces to assist vertical and distance measuring. These tape measures have a chrome- plated, impact-resistant plastic case. Ensure accurate measurements with certified tape measures.

## How do you use a magnetic tape measure?

The blade automatically locks in place when extended and stays locked until you press the release lever. A bright orange case makes these tape measures easy to spot. Attach the magnetic-hook tip to metal surfaces to assist vertical and distance measuring. These tape measures have a chrome- plated, impact-resistant plastic case.

### Are NIST tape measures reliable?

These reliable tape measures include a calibration certificate traceable to NIST stating they have passed a test for accuracy. Easily spot the brightly colored case on these tape measures around your worksite and in your toolbox. Durable and flexible, these tape measures are coated for scratch resistance.