L.S. Starrett has introduced the first-all metal tape measure. The company claims the magnesium-bodied tape is both lighter and stronger than plastic tapes. The round top is designed for sure handling; ribbed rubber grips along the top and bottom prevent slipping. The blade is UV- coated for wear resistance and the tip is made of stainless steel. To further extend tool life, a shock-absorbing blade bumper cushions the tape as it returns.
For more information, contact L.S. Starrett, 978-249-5331; www.starrett.com.