- Scribing Tool Ever wondered why the end of the tape measure is serrated? This allows you to use the metal end to scratch into the surface you’re measuring and make your mark if you don’t have a pencil.
- Did you know that the little notch in the end of all tape measures is meant to hook on to a nail or screw? If you don’t have anyone to hold the other end of your tape measure, tap a nail in and hook your tape on to it.
- On a tape measure, the biggest marking is the inch mark (which generally has the biggest number, if it has them).As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. For example, ½” has a bigger mark than ¼” which has a bigger mark than ⅛”, and so on.