The most common length of a measuring tape is 60 inches ( or 152 cm), but there are tapes for sale, for example, 100 inches long (254 cm) or even longer 120” (304 cm) which can be useful for measuring longer lengths (like curtains, quilts and other home decor items).

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## What is the full length of a measuring tape?

The most common length of a measuring tape is 60 inches ( or 152 cm), but there are tapes for sale, for example, 100 inches long (254 cm) or even longer 120” (304 cm) which can be useful for measuring longer lengths (like curtains, quilts and other home decor items).

### What are the four types of tape measures?

Types of Tape Measures They come in varying lengths and feature measurement markings. There are four basic types of tape measures: case, long or open-reel tapes, diameter tape (D-tape) and sewing tapes.

#### What is the biggest measure on a measuring tape?

inch mark

On a standard 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. Read 1 inch.

**Which side of tape is CM?**

bottom

The tape, also known as the blade, is what you use to get your measurement. Most tapes feature imperial units (inches) on the top row and metric units (centimeters) on the bottom.

**How do you read lines between inches?**

The number of lines between inch marks indicate how precise you can get with your tool. To read 1/2-inch measurements, locate the second-longest mark between the longer inch marks. For 1/4-inch marks, look halfway between the 1/2-inch marks. You can read smaller fractions of an inch the same way.

## What are the 2 types of tape measures?

There are two basic types of tape measures with cases: spring return pocket tape measures and long tape measures. Spring return pocket tape measures will generally fit in a pocket.

### What is .875 on a tape measure?

FRACTIONS | INCHES | MILLIMETERS |
---|---|---|

53/64 | .828125 | 21.034 |

27/32 | .84375 | 21.431 |

55/64 | .859375 | 21.828 |

7/8 | .875 | 22.225 |