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Zom 04-27-2007 11:59 PM

Things THEY should invent
 
My eyes are bad and I have a lot of trouble reading a measuring tape. I've looked everywhere for a digital read out tape measurer.

Black&Decker, Stanley, If you read this please invent a tape measurer with a digital read out so the vision impared can get more accurate measurements.

:cool:



If anyone else has a suggestion of a tool they would like to see invented/developed, post them here.

CraigFL 04-28-2007 06:36 AM

I think someone has already outdone your suggestion:

http://gallery.bcentral.com/GID5125152P4047832-Tools/Talking-Tape-Measure.aspx

Daryl in Nanoose 04-28-2007 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CraigFL (Post 9451)
I think someone has already outdone your suggestion:

http://gallery.bcentral.com/GID5125152P4047832-Tools/Talking-Tape-Measure.aspx

Now thats cool;) ;)

Zom 04-28-2007 07:24 AM

LOL they sure did. well, if they can make a talking one the should be able to make one with a digital read out.

Daryl in Nanoose 04-28-2007 08:13 AM

Your going to love this one
http://www.hsn.com/cnt/prod/default.aspx?pfid=183576&club_id=183576&sz=12&sf=H M0099&rdr=1&cm_mmc=ShoppingEngine*NexTag*hm0099*18 3576

Zom 04-28-2007 09:28 AM

I'm buying one!


I can record my cursing and play iy back. That way I only have to curse once.

http://bestsmileys.com/lol/6.gif


Thanks for the hook up!

Zom 04-28-2007 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zom (Post 9455)
I'm buying one!


I can record my cursing and play iy back. That way I only have to curse once.

http://bestsmileys.com/lol/6.gif


Thanks for the hook up!


Edit:

It didn't get very good feedback. But I don't really care about the voice recorder and it really doesn't look much bigger than the tape I have now. Oh well, I've spent $20.00 on much worse.

Daryl in Nanoose 04-28-2007 10:09 AM

There are more out there in fact Bosch makes one too. Just type in Digital Tape Measure on your google search box and a way you go. Here is another one to look at.
http://ourhouse.ninemsn.com.au/ourhouse/factsheets/db/gizmosandgadgets/07/771.asp

Kerrylib 04-30-2007 09:01 AM

The digital measure is a great idea, but what about when you decide to "burn" and inch?

Most of the time I don't measure right to the end of the tape, I pull it out well past where I'm measuring. I suppose new tool requires some new techniques to use it to its best advantage.

Square Eye 04-30-2007 07:58 PM

Uh-oh.. talking about burning an inch, Getting into accuracy..
Digital tape measures are NOT known for absolute accuracy.
They may be fine for rough framing, but I would NEVER use one in my cabinet shop!


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