This Lufkin Tape Measure Will Remind Us To Give To Others Today

Lufkin Tape Measure Giving Tuesday
Lufkin Tape Measure Giving Tuesday

Now that the 2022 Holiday season is upon us, many people have begun shopping for their nearest and dearest. It is easy to get caught up in all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, spending money on frivolous items. That’s why today is an important day to remember during the holidays: Giving Tuesday.
Consider this:
– Donate money to a local charity or non-profit in your area
-Order a Lufkin tape measure and donate them to a local company

Happy holidays!

Fall Back on Sunday With This Diameter Tape Measure

Diameter Tape Measure for Daylight Savings
Diameter Tape Measure for Daylight Savings

It’s the age-old question: should Daylight Savings be permanent or not? Sure, we get to have an extra hour of sleep this Sunday, but that also comes with an earlier sunset. Having the sun set before dinnertime is a little silly, right?

What if a diameter tape measure could solve this problem? To be honest, it probably wouldn’t help at all, but it would be a nice promotional gift to your customers. 

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure W606PD
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure W606PD (Inches)


Can A Pipe Diameter Tape Measure Get You Promoted?

Pipe Diameter Tape Measures for National Boss's Day
Pipe Diameter Tape Measures for National Boss’s Day

Are you itching for a promotion or a raise? Usually hard work pays off, but when it doesn’t, you can always resort to a little harmless bribery, right?
Okay, maybe that is not the best route to take in the business world, but a kind gesture does go a long way. Today is National Boss’s Day, so go ahead and give your boss a little gift to show your appreciation. 
Need ideas? Here are a few!
– a pipe diameter tape measure with “World’s Best Boss” printed on it
– gift card to his/her favorite coffee shop
– a thoughtful basket filled with snacks & treats

Meters Vs. Feet: The Diameter Tape Measure Debate

Diameter Tape Measures for #TapeMeasureDay
Diameter Tape Measures

It’s a worldwide debate: Imperial vs. Metric
Which side are you on? Here in the United States, we follow the imperial measuring system, which consists of inches and feet. However, most of the world follows the metric system (centimeters, meters).
For the benefit of everyone, diameter tape measures come in both metric and imperial styles, so no matter which side of the debate you are on, you can find a style on which to put your company logo.

W606PM Lufkin Diameter Tape, Metric
W606PM Lufkin Diameter Tape, Metric
W906PD Lufkin Diameter Tape, Inches
W906PD Lufkin Diameter Tape, Inches

4 Answers to Your Questions about Lufkin Diameter Tape Measures

Here are 4 recent questions about diameter tape measures.

  1. Are the Lufkin diameter tapes in stock?

    Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measures
    Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
  2. When do you expect more stock?
  3. What is Lufkin’s problem with production?
  4. Do you have a substitute for the Lufkin diameter tape measure?


Here are my best answers:

  1. Unfortunately, there are none in stock anywhere. Lufkin doesn’t even have any.
  2. They have continually moved back their ship date since January 2022. At this point, I won’t be happy until they tell us that they shipped us some tapes.
  3. I don’t know whether it is a raw material shortage, labor shortage, or otherwise. This problem has existed for 12 months now. I can’t imagine what the problem might be with Lufkin/Apex.
  4. Yes. Definitely. The Pi-Cobra tapes are an excellent substitute. The T217-6654 measures pipe diameters up to 38 inches, in 100ths of an inch. Your imprint can even be put on both sides of the case, at an extra charge. It is also available in metric scale (T217-6657).

The Importance of the Diameter Tape Measure

Ask any Arborist. Ask any oilfield worker. They will tell you how vital a diameter tape measure is to their jobs.

Using Diameter Tape Measures On A Tree
Using Diameter Tape Measure On A Tree

An Arborist needs to quickly determine the diameter of a tree, because he probably has to do this to another thousand trees. He uses this measurement to determine the amount of wood contained in the tree, so it can be sold for the wood content. For convenience and speed, he measures the diameter at the height of his chest. Diameter breast high (DBH) is the term used for this height. A tree diameter tape has a hook at the beginning, so the user can attach it to the bark, walk around the tree, and have the tape meet the zero mark. He reads the number on the tape, which is the diameter in inches.

An oilfield worker doesn’t need a hook on the end of his diameter tape measure.

Oil Valves and Pipe Diameter Tape Measures
Oil Valves and Pipe Diameter Tapes

He just cleans off the pipeline and wraps the tape around it. The answer is shown on the tape where it lines up to the zero mark. It’s important to him because he needs to know how much oil or gas the pipe can carry. Also, if a fitting needs replaced or modified, he needs to order the right size. Diameter tapes are a vital part of the oil and gas business.

Diameter Tape Measures: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measures
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure


  • They make quick work out of finding the outside diameter of a pipeline.
  • The pocket size version easily fits in your pocket, and is ready when you are.
  • The hard metal case protects the tape, and preserves it for a long life.
  • Most of them come in an attractive gift box.
  • Your full color logo looks great on the side of a diameter tape measure.


  • They ain’t cheap (and they ain’t too expensive either)
  • They walk away when someone else thinks they need them more than you do.
  • The production time is 2 to 3 weeks, with your logo.


  • When you need a metric diameter tape, and all you have is an inch one.
  • When the tape goes up to 38 inches in diameter, and your pipeline is bigger than that.

    My New Pipe Diameter Tape
    The Ugly Side of Diameter Tapes





Latest News on the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure Shortage

Lufkin Diameter Tape Measures are In Sight.
Lufkin Diameter Tape Measures are In Sight.

Since December 1, 2021, the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure has disappeared from all retail shelves. Why? I am guessing it is because of the widespread supply chain issues. Every industry has been affected by this problem in 2021. The procurement of steel has been a problem, according to “Cheddar News” on October 18, 2021. The price of steel has also gone up.

The good news is here:

We expect to receive inventory of the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure in April 2022. We plan to fill the back orders that have piled up since December soon. There are Chinese diameter tapes available now, but many customers would rather wait for the beloved Lufkin tapes.

Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure
Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure

Diameter Tape Measure for “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”

December is National “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”. It’s time to focus on safety when you buy gifts for your friends and relatives. One of the safest tools for young and old is the diameter tape measure. I know, who needs one. Don’t laugh,

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure

because more people than you think, can use a diameter tape measure in their daily activities. Here is a short list:

  • Auto mechanics
  • Boat mechanics
  • Tree survey people
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC workers
  • Electricians

So, why is it a safe tool?

  1. There are no parts small enough to choke on.
  2. It has no harmful chemical additives.
  3. It does not emit harmful radiation.

So next time you are looking for a safe gift for your auto mechanic or electrician, consider a diameter tape measure.

Using a Pipe Diameter Tape Measure Is a No-Brainer

If you have a pipeline and need to find the OD (outside diameter) it makes sense to use a pipe diameter tape measure. Even a chimp could be trained to use one. (I think). All you do is

My New Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
My New Pipe Diameter Tape

  1. Wrap the tape around the pipe.
  2. Read the marking where the zero mark touches the tape.
  3. Even though the tape is wrapped around the circumference, it is marked by a factor of pi, so it gives you the diameter.
  4. You’re done.

Now it’s time to enjoy the rest of the day in the shade.