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    Hi there,
    I am wondering if anyone has tried to use a digital tape measure before such as the Stanley Intellitape before. Like how well it would work in a frame shop in terms of accuracy or ease of use for example. I appreciate all input as my wife is thinking of purchasing this for her partner, and if it's a bad idea, we can buy something else
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    JenEd
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    All the tool wh*res on this forum and no one has a thing to say about this?
    I guess we're all on our way out to buy one'a these and we'll get back to ya with a review...!
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    How does a digital tape measure work? Is it one of those that uses a beam of light bounced off an object to measure it? If so, would it work on a flat object? Interesting.

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    Sorry, JenEd. I think this might be the only tool in the world I haven't bought. It must mean I haven't seen one.

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    I had one of them thingies, it was really good for measuring up rooms and offices. Not much use in the workshop for measuring art and it did not hold out just being "hiffed" into the tool box and rattled around like a normal one.

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    I played with one once, and like Lance said it wasn't going to be much use for art. The one I used had to be rolled on the surface of what you were measuring. This wouldn't be a good thing to do when measuring art, i wouldn't think.



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    I think the others here have brought me every kind of measuring device known to man...hoping I would learn to read at least one of them accurately.

    Your description of the Stanley Intellitape sounds something like the Starrett Digitape I have. It looks like an ordinary 16-foot, spring-loaded, retractible tape measure, except for the digital readout in a 1/2" x 1" window on top. It measures in 1/16" increments and is quite easy to use. The user can select whether it displays inches or centimeters, and whether it reads inside or outside measure.

    It's a very nice gee-whiz gadget that I probably could live without. I like it, but rarely remember to use the digital readout feature.

    The long and short of it: no such device can assure that a careless user will read and write accurate measurements. If one is inclined to be accurate with framing dimensions, then any old yardstick will do the trick.

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    Thank you to all you grumblers for your responses! I really appreciate them. This is not the kind that uses beams of light. Well I'll show her everyone's comments and if she decides to buy it, I will post my findings here. Thanks again.

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    LMAO Framing Goddess, U do not cease to amaze me, or amuse me. Great reply!

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    aw shucks , lc...

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