Olympia Tools, which distributes hand tools and workwear under the Roughneck brand, has launched a new range of professional tape measures.
Known as Roughneck Tough Tapes, the products feature a number of new external and internal features.
Externally, this includes an attractive and durable, heavy-duty, chrome plated case as well as a strong belt clip.
Internally, they employ a high-performance shock absorbing recoil mechanism as well as powerful blade brake which securely locks the extended blade in place with no slippage, facilitating more accurate measuring.
The blades also include a large and magnetic double-ended hook which enables easier one-person use. The blades are painted with lead-free paint as well as nylon coated for greater durability and rust protection.
In addition, to make the tape measures simpler to read, they are wider than normal at 27mm in width The graduation offers both metric and imperial measurements and has every 1/8″ marked with a number. This saves users the time and effort of counting notches whilst simultaneously helping to reduce the margin for incorrect measuring.
On the reverse of the blade is a second graduation featuring metric and imperial measurements only.
The new Roughneck Tough Tapes are Class II and CE approved as well as available in three lengths – 10m (33ft), 8m (26ft) and 5m (16ft).