Double-Sided Measuring Tape is used to measure overhead bends.

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Supplied in high-visibility yellow case with non-slip rubber boot, IDEAL AUTO-LOCK(TM) 25 ft tape has 1 in. wide blade with bold black numbers on both sides to eliminate need to twist tape by hand to read measurement. This accelerates progress in multi-bend conduit jobs and promotes precise fits. AUTO-LOCK(TM) system automatically locks blade into place when pulled out, eliminating possibility of snap-backs or need to manually lock blade. Retrieval button safely unlocks and returns blade.

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Look Out Below! New Tape Lets Electricians Precisely Measure Overhead Bends

IDEAL AUTO-LOCK(TM) Tape Measure Has Graphics on Both Sides

SYCAMORE, IL -- Bending electrical conduit for overhead installation can be frustrating. It requires frequent measuring to assure the correct bend length, a job made all the more difficult by standard tape measures that have graphics on only one side - the wrong side for viewing overhead.

The IDEAL AUTO-LOCK is different. Its one-inch wide blade has bold black numbers on both sides to eliminate the need to twist the tape by hand to read a measurement. This simple enhancement can take several minutes off a multi-bend conduit job and provide the contractor with more precise fits.

In addition, the 25-foot tape features the IDEAL AUTO-LOCK(TM) system that automatically locks its blade into place when it's pulled out. This feature eliminates annoying snap-backs or the need to manually lock the blade with a push-button mechanism. Once finished, the user simply pushes the retrieval button to safely unlock and return the blade. AUTO-LOCK makes every measurement a simple, one-person job.

Engineered tough for the jobsite, the AUTO-LOCK's high-visibility yellow casing is safeguarded from damaging knocks and falls by a thick, non-slip rubber boot. The boot also acts as a shock absorber for the blade tip when it is retrieved, prolonging its useful service life.

The IDEAL AUTO-LOCK is immediately available.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, Follow us on Twitter at

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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