A flexometer is a metal tape measure That roll up to Pressure inside a specific container. In the etymological root of the term we find the Latin word flexus, which can be translated as “creased”.
Also know as subway, the tape measure is used for length measurement. The metal tape is divided into millimeters, centimeters or other units, so that the user can measure accurately.
When rolled up, the tape measure takes up little space and can be easily moved. It is only necessary to stretch the tape to take the desired measurement and then, when released, it will return to its initial position inside its box.
The flexibility of the tape of the tape measure even allows them to be measured curved surfaces. You simply have to hold the tape firmly so that it does not move as it comes out of your container.
In this framework we must mention that some models of tape measure have a button to lock the metal tape in position, once it is out of the box. Generally, a minimum of extension to be able to use it, which does not usually exceed ten centimeters.
The usefulness of this button is not simply that it makes the tape measure more comfortable, but that it avoids potential cut injuries that can occur if the tape becomes loose and retracts at high speed while rubbing the user’s fingers. On the other hand, it can be very beneficial if we need to support the instrument for a few seconds to make annotations or think before continuing to measure.
With respect to price of this type of products, in general we must say that it is not very high, but that it is among the most accessible tools. However, as in almost all areas, the market offers a relatively wide range of tape measure models, ranging from very cheap to very expensive. The parameters used to decide its price are various, and we will study them below.
First is the most abstract of all: its brand. This may seem arbitrary and unfair to the consumer, who very often is forced to pay extra simply because a company with a large international presence puts its stamp, but it is also true that in some cases this becomes a guarantee of quality. It is a matter of judging each particular product.
On the other hand, the price can also be affected by the manufacturing materials and the finish. In a tape measure it may not seem very important, unlike a hammer or a screwdriver, but the higher the quality, the greater the resistance and longevity. Design is another factor that influences this aspect: the most ergonomic, with rubber grips and bodies that conform more naturally to the shape of the hand are more expensive.
It is common for households to have a tape measure to meet the needs of measurement. Other similar elements present in many houses are the plastic or fabric tapes that are often used by people who are dedicated to making garments, both designing and mending them (the fields of fashion and sewing), as well as the folding meters that are used in the field of carpentry.
Suppose a person wants to have a new closet in his house. Before proceeding with the purchase, you must measure the space that you intend to allocate to the furniture: otherwise, you run the risk of acquiring one that does not fit in the place. For this you can use a tape measure and take note of the surface available. Then you need to measure the cabinets you like and confirm if there are any suitable for your needs.