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#1 posted 09-06-2018 02:48 PM

Do any of you have a tape that is reversed direction for the markings?

Most (almost ALL) tapes are left to right which is correct for right-handed people to pull the tape to your right. But then your right hand is stuck with a tape and you have to mark a line with your left. I hate that.

I would pay $50 for a medium-sized, left-to-right marked, accurate tape from Starret or someone similar. Preferably without a belt loop so you can set it on tools or finished projects.

- BroncoBrian

Perhaps a bit better quality than your amazon find is this one from LV:,43513,43515 I bought the 25’ one for a small framing job and it did the trick. I have the 10’ one for the shop and find it really handy.

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