We need to remove inches* from measuring tapes, and have metric only. 50% of the time the metric scale is on the wrong side of the tape.

* For viewers in the UK only.


@fitheach I am surprised that metric only tapes aren't widely sold - irrespective of Brexit, building materials have been sold in metric for the bulk of my lifetime and every modern building plan and DIY guides I have seen use metric...

I know, I know. I've never used imperial measurementts. I was schooled using metric, and that is the system I've always used.

I've been doing a lot of DIY recently, and this issue has really hit home. It isn't always possible to turn the tape around to get the metric side closest to the thing being measured. Grrr!

I'm going to get one of those Stanley tape measures.

But you need to careful there too.
Does the tape with side by side metric (what you want) also read imperial in a stupid way?
The tape may say 123 inches - is that what you want? Or 10 foot x inches?

I wanted (have now ordered) a tape with cm/mm only.


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