By TOOLS OF THE TRADE Editors
Johnson Level & Tool
A total of 18 new power tape measures and long tapes have been added to this manufacturer's line, following last year's expansion into laser distance-measuring devices and measuring wheels. The new tools range from basic professional tape measures to high-impact stainless steel models, with long tape measures in fiberglass, steel, and nylon-clad high-grade carbon steel. Nearly all of the long-tape models include a Gear Drive system that the company says rewinds three times faster than ordinary tapes. Price: $5 to $15 (power tape measures) and $16 to $90 (long tapes). 888-953-8357. www.johnsonlevel.com.