Lee Valley Cabinetmaker's Tapes
Lee Valley Cabinetmaker's Tapes
Lee Valley Cabinetmaker's Tapes

The vast majority of tape measures made today read from left to right, which is OK for just measuring, but becomes a major problem when a right-hander needs to measure and mark something, especially when doing cut-off work. You end up either having to hold the pencil in your left hand or switching the tape to your left hand and then having to read tape markings that are upside down.

The solution for right-handers is a tape that reads right-to-left. You can then hold the tape in your left hand and mark with your right hand against markings that are clearly facing you.

We developed a line of tape measures (cabinetmaker's, carpenter's and blindman's tapes) that are made this way. So that left-handers can enjoy this range of tapes, we make some of our cabinetmaker's tapes in the left-to-right reading versions as well. We call them left-hander's tapes, but they read the same as other manufacturer's standard tape measures.


 
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