Blade types

Hultafors - Ireland

Blade types

1. Lacquered steel tape - an impact resistant steel tape covered by an anti-corrosion phosphorous layer that is then painted yellow or white. The scale is protected by a coating of matt polyester lacquer. Can withstand contact with most common solvents, but should not be folded. Also available in stainless steel, making the tape highly resistant to corrosion and wear.

2. Nylon coated steel tape - a steel tape covered by an anti-­corrosion phosphorous layer and then painted yellow. The scale is protected by a nylon coated. Treated with an extra thick nylon membrane to make the tape really durable. Withstands contact with the majority of chemicals, solvents and other liquids. Can also be bent, twisted and crushed without any problem.

3. Fibreglass tape - a tape measure made from fibreglass threads cast in plastic. Can withstand contact with the majority of chemicals, moisture, water and temperature fluctuations. A fibreglass tape can be bent, is lighter and more flexible to work with. The tape is non-conductive and is therefore safe to use when working in close proximity to sources of electricity.

4. Stainless steel tape – a premium quality deep etched stainlesssteel blade. Suitable for use in areas where solvents and chemicals are heavily used. (TR range only).

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

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!

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

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