Can a measuring tape be fixed? A tape measure comes in handy for new projects, quick fixer uppers, and maybe your next math test. But what if yours is busted? Talk about a frustrating way to kick off a job! Luckily, it’s super easy to fix that broken tape measure.

How do you fix a hook on a tape measure? 

What do you do with a broken tape measure? 

What kind of spring is in a tape measure? Tape measures function by wrapping the yellow measurement tape around a clock spring, which is a coiled piece of metal. The natural tendency of this spring should be to keep the tape coiled and inside the tape measure outer shell.

What are the parts of a tape measure called?

These parts can be metal or plastic and include:
  • Case.
  • Case Length.
  • Spring and Stop.
  • Thumb Lock.
  • Blade/Tape.
  • Hook.
  • Hook Slot.
  • Belt Clip.
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How do I return my Milwaukee tape measure?

Return of the Product to a MILWAUKEE factory Service Center location, freight prepaid and insured, is required. Call 1.800. SAWDUST (1.800. 729.3878) or refer to the website to locate your nearest MILWAUKEE factory Service Center location.

Why does a tape measure have a diamond at 19 3 16?

The black diamonds which appear every 19 3/16” on metal tape measures are for spacing I-beam “timbers.” Several wood-product manufacturers offer I-beam “timbers” as a substitute for solid lumber floor joists. The diamond marks on tape rule blades are for spacing these engineered floor joists in new construction.

How does a tape measure recoil?

How do I fix my Stanley Fatmax tape measure?

Does Stanley tape measures have a lifetime warranty?


STANLEY® Tools warrants tape measures against deficiencies in material and workmanship for the useful life of the tool. Deficient products will be replaced if sent to: Stanley Black & Decker, 100 Passmore Lane, Jackson, TN 38305, Attn: Quality Assurance.

What is Stanley FatMax?

Stanley Fatmax tools are for the professional tradesperson and serious home improver. FatMax tools are designed to help you work smarter and faster thanks to their innovative design. The Stanley fat max range covers everything you need to get the job done, whether working on site or at home.

How does a tape measure lock?

As the tape is dispensed from its case, the locking pad locks the tape against the inside of the housing. When it is desired to unlock the tape, a force from the side of the tape housing causes the locking pad to lift out of its position in contact with the tape. The tape is then recoiled into the housing.

What is the little triangle on a tape measure?

Tape measures often use small, black diamond or triangle shapes called black truss marks. They indicate truss layouts of every 19 3/16 inches. This spacing is often used by some engineered joist manufacturers. There are 5 of these marks for every 8 feet.

How can I measure without a tape measure?

How does a measuring tape spring work?

How do you replace a spring on a tape measure?

How do you put a spring on a measuring tape?

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