Lufkin Measuring Wheel comes with integral wheel wiper.

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Mounted directly in line with handle for improved balance and accuracy, Lufkin Centerline Balance 12 in. Measuring Wheel is equipped with gear drive counter. Featuring foldable handle with damage-resistant breakaway joint, unit’s counter read-out is top mounted above the wheel and measures to 9,999 ft 11 in. and comes with counter reset.

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Introducing the Lufkin® Centerline Balance Measuring Wheel

Building on its reputation for innovation in measurement products, Lufkin introduces a revolutionary gear drive design that puts its center of gravity right over the wheel for better balance, greater accuracy, and easier use.

Lufkin, the premier measuring tool brand from Apex Tool Group, today announced its Lufkin Centerline Balance 12-Inch Professional Measuring Wheel. Unlike most large measuring wheels, the Lufkin Centerline Balance wheel is not offset, but is mounted directly in line with the handle for better balance and accuracy.

The wheel's counter has a gear drive, which is more durable and delivers greater long-term accuracy than belt-drive counters. The counter readout is top-mounted above the wheel, bringing it closer to the user for maximum visibility. The readout measures to 9,999 feet 11 inches and features a heavy-duty counter reset.

An integral wheel wiper prevents mud build-up for consistent results. The folding handle features a sturdy damage-resistant breakaway joint.

"Accuracy and durability are critically important to professionals who use measuring wheels every day," said Brendan Walsh, Senior Product Manager. "This wheel has both. The center-mounted wheel gives it greater accuracy and the breakaway handle joint and gear drive deliver long-lasting durability."

The Lufkin Centerline Balance 12-Inch Professional Measuring Wheel (SKU #PSMW48CL) is available at The Home Depot stores nationwide.

About Lufkin

Lufkin is a premier measuring products brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Lufkin has been providing precise measurements for professionals and do-it-yourselfers for over 100 years. Today, Lufkin tapes, rules, and measuring wheels are recognized the world over. Whatever the measuring job, those who know reach for Lufkin. Additional information about Lufkin products is available online at

About Apex Tool Group

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. For more information, visit


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