Blade start

Hultafors - Ireland


1. Type A start. The scale starts 100 mm in from the outer edge of the end hook. Used primarily on long tape measures that can measure longer distances and normally require two people to operate. Available on PLPC and TR tape models.

2. Type B start. The scale starts where the hook attaches to the tape. Ideally suited for solo measurement applications. Available on CCCC F and SY models.

3. Type C start. The scale starts at the outer edge of the end hook. Ideally suited for solo measurement applications. Available on model PLYL and PC tapes.


4. The scale starts immediately at the end fitting. Ideally suited for both internal and external measurement. Available on model BTPR and SL tapes.

Make first class your choice

The Hultafors family of steel tape measures reigns supreme when it comes to precision. Add excellent ergonomics, clever features and sturdy housing and craftsmen don’t need to look any further.

Your ability to use a tool depends a lot on how well it fits in your hand. That is why ergonomically correct tools will not only feel better, but in the end make you better and keep you working longer.

Make first class your choice

Measure with precision

The most important consideration when choosing a tape measure is precision. And, of course, whether the tape is a smart and adroit tool to use on the job.

We place considerable emphasis on these considerations during the manufacturing process and have introduced a quality system that is certified in accordance with ISO 9001.

Make sure you measure with precision!

Grading technology

Most manufacturers of measuring tapes are using large wheels when grading, and then press the graduation by rolling off the scale on top of a steel band. This technique is easy to work with, but it can be some variations in the measurement scale because of the difficulty of getting a steady supply of steel band relative to the wheel.

These variations only makes the achievement of EU Class II.

Grading technology

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