Black Diamond on Measuring Tapes

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement.”

We often oversee small things that have so much importance in our life. Have you ever thought about what your life would be without a measuring tape?

black diamond

No measurement of your body or outfits would have been possible without a measuring tape. We know it is used for taking so many other measurements as well which are equally important.

So, we thought to give the due respect to the measuring tape along with all the other important tasks and measurements it takes, let’s know our mini simple machine under the magnifying glass.

So? What are we about to learn today about measuring tapes? Have a look!

Diamond on tape measure
What is the black diamond on a measuring tape for?
Tape measure markings
Tape Measure Test for Employment
Tape Measure Mechanics

If you are a person who has a job related to measuring tapes then this information is literally going to be a treasure for you.

So, brace yourself and explore the world of measuring tapes along with us.

This World Depends on Measurements

You must have seen a measuring tape in your life even if you don’t own one. Maybe your father or a friend has one, who loves doing the household work like repairing and carpeting and needs their measurements to be perfect and accurate. 

After reading the below given information, don’t forget to take a measuring tape and match it with all the hidden stuff that is written here about them.

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. What is the black diamond on a measuring tape for?

Have you ever seen those black marks on your measuring tape? Do you know that they are called as black diamonds? But why? What is the use of a diamond on tape measure?

Have you ever thought about the black diamond on tape measure purpose? If not, then now you should!

The black diamonds or those little triangles on your measuring tapes are used for spacing the engineered floors joists in new constructions.

They often have very different spacing requirements from each other and so these beams help in supporting more weight than their dimensional lumber carpenter.

If you look at the tape closely, the diamond starts at the 19.2 inches mark that can be utilised to help correctly space the floor trusses.

Basically, these black diamonds provide you with a visual cue to help you work faster and complete your task easily and in time.

. Tape Measure Mechanics

Have you ever wondered how exactly to use a measuring tape? Do all the numbers written on it fascinate you as well? Do you know the tape measure markings system?

If you look at a regular measuring tape, usually the inch mark is the biggest number and the size of the numbers also decreases along with their measurement size.

For example, 1/8 will be written in a smaller size than ¼ and ¼ will be written in a smaller size than 1/2 and then normal numbers will come in a bigger size than these markings.

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Usually, a normal tape has as small as 1/16 markings on it.

. Tape Measure Test for Employment

Now when you already know so much about measuring tapes, do you know that employees have to give a measurement test in order to prove they are fit for this work?

A company or contractor can not easily believe anyone for such a crucial thing like measuring, on which basically the whole constriction depends and so they take a simple math test on measuring and then depending upon what they are being hired for, they have to give an additional practical test.

Tell us you did not know about this fact before. Well, now you do! So go and share this news with your friends.

Conclusion:

Every small detailing on a measuring tape is used for big and important tasks. Underestimating small things and not knowing about their usage is not too good, especially in the measuring world.

Also, don’t forget to prepare for a practical test if you are interested in work related to measurements and numbers.

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