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What does the black diamond mean on the measuring tapes?

Published Sep 29, 2012 7:57 PM | Updated Apr 21, 2016 1:53 PM

The black diamond marks every 19.2" on our tape rule blades. This is for spacing of engineered joists common on job sites. 
The 19.2 inches allows for a break at 8 foot to accommodate full sheets of plywood.

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