Construction workers and contractors will often admit that dealing with pain is something that just “comes with the job.” However, that doesn’t mean it has to come with the tool.
Construction long tapes, designed to precisely measure longer distances (typically between 50-300 feet), are often uncomfortable to use, hitting or cutting the the user’s knuckles when rewinding.
“A lot of pros we talked to just went in knowing that when they used a long tape, their knuckles might get beat up,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, product manager for Crescent Lufkin. “We listened and we created a better design that keeps hands out of harm’s way without giving up on performance.”
Crescent’s Steel Construction Long Tapes feature a rugged over-mold casing that surrounds the tape for greater protection and unmatched durability. Also, the built-in tether points allow for working at height without fear of dropping the tape. An extra wide, dual-sided end hook increases surface area for a strong grip.
Additionally, the dual-prong system folds up or down, allowing the user to use both sides of the blade. The crank is ergonomically designed with a. built-in stop that allows the crank to travel above the user’s fingers during retraction.
The 3:1 rewind ratio provides a fast, controlled mechanism, and the seated handle protects the crank assembly during storage.