Most tape measures read from left to right, which is OK for just measuring, but becomes a problem when a right-hander needs to mark a measurement, 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. We developed a line of tape measures for right-handers that read right to left. You can hold the tape in your left hand and mark with your right hand against markings that are facing you.
Suited to carpenters, this tape has a 1" wide blade that is rigid enough to extend 7' or more before buckling. Graduated in 16ths, the blade has red stud markers, and all Imperial markings.