## How do you read a small measuring tape?

Put simply 1 = 1″, 2 = 2″ and so on. Between those numbers are a series of shorter marks which represent fractions of an inch. The mark directly in the middle of the inch denotes a measurment of 1/2″ whilst the markings either side of it represent measurements of 1/4″ and 3/4″ respectively.

**What is the smallest tape measure?**

Ti-Tape

The Ti-Tape is simply the world’s smallest titanium tape measure in the world. Slightly larger than a US Quarter, it is the perfect tape measure for everyday carry. Why? Because it is super TINY, ultra-durable, and extremely lightweight.

### What are the 7 measurements that are on a tape measure?

On an imperial tape measure, the markings represent lengths in inches and fractions of an inch. Each large tick represents one inch (1″), and the ticks between represent the following fractions: 1⁄16“, 1⁄8“, 3⁄16“, 1⁄4“, 5⁄16“, 3⁄8“, 7⁄16“, 1⁄2“, 9⁄16“, 5⁄8“, 11⁄16“, 3⁄4“, 13⁄16“, 7⁄8“, and 15⁄16“.

**Where are cm on a tape measure?**

bottom

Most tapes feature imperial units (inches) on the top row and metric units (centimeters) on the bottom.

## What does each line on a tape measure mean?

The lines are different sizes – the smaller the line, the smaller the measurement. For instance, the inch marks are the largest lines and the sixteenths of an inch are the smallest. Inches are generally the easiest measurement to read on a tape measure.

**Does Zippo still make tape measures?**

After 75 years in business, the Zippo Manufacturing Company in Bradford, Pennsylvania sold the rights to imprint their products to another company. In the process, Zippo has stopped production of all pocket knives and tape measures.

### What is .25 on a tape measure?

Fraction, Decimal, and Millimeter Equivalent Measurements

Fraction | Decimal | Millimeters |
---|---|---|

1⁄8“ | 0.125 | 3.175 |

3⁄16“ | 0.1875 | 4.7625 |

1⁄4“ | 0.25 | 6.35 |

5⁄16“ | 0.3125 | 7.9375 |

**What are the lines on measuring tape?**

Each tape measure features marks with straight lines, which indicate feet, inches, and fractions of inches.

## Where is mm in tape measure?

Count how many smaller marks there are between the big mark to the left and the end of your line. Each small mark is one millimeter. If your line ends after the 9 centimeter mark, by the third small mark, it will measure 9 centimeters and 3 millimeters, or 9.3 centimeters.

**How long is a Zippo tape measure?**

The Zippo Tape Measure will get the job done! Features of this tape measure include: yellow plastic case. retractable 16′ long tape.

### What is 25 32 on a tape measure?

INCHES | DECIMAL OF AN INCH | MILLIMETERS |
---|---|---|

25/32 | .78125 | 19.843750 |

51/64 | .796875 | 20.240625 |

13/16 | .8125 | 20.637500 |

53/64 | .828125 | 21.034375 |

**How to measure with a tape measure?**

How to Measure Using a Tape Measure 1 Measure a length. Put the end of the measure at one end of the item or space you want to measure. 2 Find the length. 3 For a length less than 1 inch, simply read off the tape measure the length. 4 As an example, the image below shows a length that goes from the inch mark to an unlabeled marking.

## What is the smallest line on a tape measure?

For instance, the inch marks are the largest lines and the sixteenths of an inch are the smallest. Inches are generally the easiest measurement to read on a tape measure. The number is usually big and bold at each inch and the line extends all the way across the tape.

**What is a tape rule used for?**

The tape rule is usually made from fiberglass and has some measurement markings on it according to either the metric or imperial system. These are used in some trades by professionals for measuring the length of materials, to measure distances, etc.

### How do you measure a length less than 1 inch?

For a length less than 1 inch, simply read off the tape measure the length. If the increments of an inch are not labeled, determine the marking’s increment and add together the respective fractions.