Measuring Tools offer comfort, control, and durability.

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Construction-grade 850000 series Tape Rules are available with English or English/Metric measurements in sizes ranging from ¾ in. x 16 ft to 1 in. x 30 ft. Professional Long Tape measuring tools have Auto Rewind feature, open spool design and are available in English or English/Metric in sizes from 3/8 in. x 50 and 100 ft lengths. The 850050 Magnetic Belt Tape Holster stores 16-35 ft long measuring tapes, includes magnet contact between holster and tape rule, and is built with ABS plastic.

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New Construction Grade Measuring Tools Expand BAHCO® Brand Professional Product Line

Tape Rules, Long Tape and Magnetic Belt Holster Provide Comfort, Control and Durability

SCRANTON, Pa., July 27, 2003 - A new family of durable construction tape measuring products from BAHCO North America, Inc. expands the BAHCO® brand professional tool product line with a variety of models designed for comfortable use, maximum control and long life.

New 850000 series Construction Grade Tape Rules feature comfortable rubber grips, easy-to-read yellow tape blades with baked-on epoxy coatings to extend blade life and legibility, and hook bumpers to protect the blade hook. High-impact ABS case construction provides durability and strength in working applications and is available in either Chrome or Orange case styles. The rules also feature a triple rivet adjusting hook for more accurate measurements, a positive slide-locking brake to securely hold the blade in place for precise lengths and a convenient belt clip to keep the tape rule handy at all times. The tape rules are available in English or combination English/Metric measurements in sizes ranging from 3/4-inch by 16 feet long to 1-inch by 30 feet long.

Also new from BAHCO® North America, Inc. are four models of Professional Long Tape measuring tools. Housed in a durable, black lightweight aircraft aluminum case, each Professional Long Tape has a built-in Auto Rewind feature that automatically returns the tape back to the case - similar to the style of shorter length tape rules. An anti-lock brake system controls the tape's return when rewinding, and a built-in bumper protects the blade tip during the rewind process. These long tapes feature an open spool design to eliminate tape jamming, and easy-to-read stud and truss markings printed on both sides of the blade. For added convenience in use, BAHCO® offers a double position chrome hook for one-person measurements as well as a swivel clip for easy attachment to the user's belt or tool pouch. The tape rules are available in English or combination English/Metric measurements in sizes ranging from 3/8-inch to 50- and 100-foot lengths.

Completing the BAHCO® construction measuring tools line is the new 850050 Magnetic Belt Tape Holster that securely stores 16- to 35-foot-long measuring tapes. Built with impact resistant ABS plastic for maximum durability and strength, the Magnetic Belt Tape Holster features a powerful magnet contact between the holster and tape rule as well as quick release for immediate access to the measuring tape.

BAHCO® brand, endorsed by Snap-on Incorporated, consists of premium professional tools, accessories and equipment for electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, maintenance workers, ironworkers, as well as manufacturing and construction contractors. BAHCO® products are all designed and manufactured to the highest levels of quality, innovation and comfort for tool users worldwide. Further information about BAHCO® products can be found at

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