Small tape measure

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Villreinjeger, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Villreinjeger

    Villreinjeger Well-Known Member

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    10 years ago I had a ultracompact tapemeasure. Like other small handy things that are too small it went missing:(

    I've had a look around, but can't find the same item again..

    I'd be happy og someone could point me in the right direction.

    The one I had was of metal, smaller than a zippo, and probably measured 40" or so. That's enough for me, I won't be measuring the spread on Moose and Deer, only smaller deer, chamois and tahr.
     
  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Take a look

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-39-130-4-Inch-PowerLock-Tape/dp/B00002X2HB/ref=pd_sim_t_1"]Amazon.com: Stanley 39-130 3 x 1/4-Inch PowerLock Key Tape: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QQ29M1GYL.@@AMEPARAM@@41QQ29M1GYL[/ame]
     

  3. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Go to any fabric - sewing center store. They are pretty inexpensive and very flexible and they don't weigh anything.

    Got one in my saddle bags, one in my pack, one in the camper, one in the pickup - well you get the idea.
     
  4. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I use a sewing tape as well. It's weather proof, light, and measures up to 48". Mine does not have a housing so I wrap it around something. Usually a knife sheath or tripod leg and hold it in place with a few wraps of electrical tape.
     
  5. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    They make them in retractable now and are about 2" dia and 1/2" thick. Had the wife pick up a couple three of them at Wally World sewing section.