reible wrote:The tape is just like any other tape measure but without the printing. So yes the tip moves by the width of the metal it is made from, again this is a pretty small amount so long as the tape is well made as this one is.
For marking, depending on your preferences the finer the line the better (for most of us). I have not ever used a permanent marker on it but the ones I use for other type things are labeled "Ultra Fine Point". You could use other things to mark with like a pencil but finding the right hardness of lead can be tricky. You can also have these same issues with marking sticks. Or marking with a rule for that matter. I have a marking knife I use on things that really count but most time just a pencil.
For the price it is worth it to have yet another option when doing projects.
Thanks. Yeah, the hook movement seems like a problem to me, but I guess I am overthinking it. I mean whether there are units or not, you have to know whether the measurement at hand is inside versus outside. Ultimately, I guess it is all taken care of in the measurement or can be compensated as long as you keep the hook movement in mind.
For marking, I was thinking you needed to use something more permanent like a Sharpie marker, but you mentioned pencil. Does pencil mark stay on the tape material? I would have thought it would rub off rather easy, but if pencil works well then that is good. Yeah, even though I don't use story sticks, I thought these story tapes were pretty cool when I saw them. Seems like a new way to use story sticks and potentially more compact. You could have one each for many projects and store them all easily in a drawer, etc. in the shop.