Magnetic Tape Measure Shootout: Which one Is Better?
The Magnetic Tape Measure (MTM) is a very popular tool used by many woodworkers. There are several advantages of using a magnetic tape measure over other types of tape measures. However, there are some disadvantages too. If you want to learn more about which type of tape measure is better for your needs, read on…
1. Durability & Longer Life
A magnetic tape measure will last longer than any other kind of tape measure. You can use it for years without having to worry about damaging it.
Also, the magnet can keep the tape measure from moving around or falling off the table when you’re not holding it.
2. Easy To Use
If you have ever tried to use a regular tape measure, then you’ll probably agree that it’s quite difficult to hold the thing steady while measuring something. With a magnetic tape measure, all you need to do is place it on the surface where you want to cut and pull up on the handle.
You won’t even need any tools at all!
3. Less Chance of Accidental Damage
If you have children or pets who like to mess with your tools, then a magnetic tape measure is probably better for you. They won’t be able to accidentally bend or break the metal tape since it’s protected by the plastic casing.
If they do manage to damage the tape, then you can simply replace it yourself without having to buy a new tape measure.
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