Crescent/Lufkin, a brand of hand tools from Apex Tool Group (Sparks, MD), has announced a new line of Auto Lock Tape Measures. These tape measures have been redesigned for comfort, durability and ease of use, and are offered in three styles: 1" x 25' Standard, 1" x 25' Magnetic and 25mm x 8m Metric. All boast a Hi-Viz orange case that is easy to see on a jobsite and are designed to fit comfortably in your hand. The Auto Lock function keeps the blade locked in extended position until you depress the release button for retraction. Additional features include:
- Standard and Magnetic versions featuring vertical “quick read” markings that show both fractional and decimal measurements.
- Both metric and imperial markings on the Metric blade.
- Dual magnets in the end hook of the Magnetic tape, powerful enough to serve as a pick-up tool.
- An integrated D-ring that accepts a tether for working at heights.
The new tape measures are available in store and online from hardware retailers and home improvement centers, from online retailers and from industrial and commercial distributors.