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

These Diameter Tape Measures Can Help You Be a Pi Wizard Today

Diameter Tape Measures for #PiDay
Diameter Tape Measures for #PiDay

Even if you’re not a mathematician, I think it’s safe to say that most people know the symbol .

But do you remember what it actually represents? Here’s a quick math lesson: It’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference (the distance around the circle) to its diameter (edge to edge, measuring through the center). Today is March 14th (3.14),  but most math nerds like to celebrate it as #PiDay!

Did you also know..

  •  is constant for any circle, any size
  • Continues to infinity
  • In 1706 William Shaw, a Welsh mathematician, introduced the  symbol.
  • In 2010 a Japanese engineer and an American computer scientist broke the record for most digits calculated past the decimal: 5 trillion!
  • If you need to calculate the diameter of a tree trunk, pipe, or anything cylindrical, you will need a diameter tape measure. Just use it to measure the circumference, and it will calculate the diameter for you!

Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure
Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure

Lufkin OD Tape Measure
Lufkin OD Tape Measure

The Diameter Tape Measure You Didn’t Know You Needed

Diameter Tape Measures
Diameter Tape Measures

Lufkin and Pi-Cobra are the two main brands of diameter tape measures that we carry. If you’re a regular user of these unique and useful tape measures, you know their special skill: measuring the diameter of pipes or other cylindrical items.

Which is your favorite to use?

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure W606PD
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure W606PD

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure

Pi-Cobra Diameter Tape Measure- Metric & Inch
Pi-Cobra Diameter Tape Measure- Metric & Inch

Let’s Give The Diameter Tape Measure A Bit of Attention Today

A Diameter Tape Measure Will Take Your Mind Off The News
A Diameter Tape Measure Will Take Your Mind Off The News

I bet this week is going to be a doozie, so I think I might just unplug the TV and not read the news online either. I need a detox from all of the social and political unrest that is consuming the news headlines daily.

So let’s completely change the topic and talk about the diameter tape measure!

What are the best features of these specialty tape measures?

  • Obviously, they measure an object’s diameter
  • Can be wrapped around a tree stump, pipe, pole, etc
  • Available in both imperial and metric measurements
  • Can be engraved with your company’s logo

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure W606PD
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure W606PD

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measure

Happy Birthday To The Diameter Tape Measure!

Diameter Tape Measures for #TapeMeasureDay
Diameter Tape Measures for #TapeMeasureDay

Today may seem like a regular old Tuesday in July, but did you know that today is the one day a year we can officially celebrate the diameter tape measure? Today is Tape Measure Day!

Some fun facts:

  • William H. Bangs received the first patent in 1864 for a spring return pocket tape measure
  • 1920s: the concave-convex tape measure was invented (the current standard design of tapes); these become mass-produced
  • 1956: longest tape measure made- 600’ long!
  • Any of these retractable tape measures & diameter tape measures can be imprinted with your logo:

Lufkin OD Tape Measure
Lufkin OD Tape Measure

Barlow 25' Gripper Tape Measure
Barlow 25′ Gripper Tape Measure

Lufkin 25' Chrome Legacy Tape Measure
Lufkin 25′ Chrome Legacy Tape Measure