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25 Handy Measuring Hacks All DIYers Should Know

Taking accurate measurements is essential to any DIY project. We've gathered our favorite tips and tricks to take your measuring skill to the next level.

Why the United States Doesn’t Use the Metric System

Wondering why the United States is one of three countries in the world that doesn't use the metric system? The...


Must-Know Pro Tips and Tools for Measuring and Marking

A collection of tips and tools for all the different kinds of measuring and marking that happen on the job.


Best Tape Measures: Reviews and Secrets of the Tape Measure

Tips, features and all-time favorites - read on for advice from people who use their tape measures all day, every...


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How to Use a Tape Measure

You can use a tape measure for more than just measuring.

Tear Out-Saving Tape

Greatly reduce tear out from a jigsaw cut by simply using tape.


Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

Use these clever tricks to work faster and better