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Measure with precision

Hultafors - United Kingdom

The most important consideration when choosing a tape measure is precision. And, of course, whether the tape is a smart and adroit tool to use on the job. We place considerable emphasis on these considerations during the manufacturing process and have introduced a quality system that is certified in accordance with ISO 9001.

The majority of our measuring tapes are graduated using inkjet technology. By doing so, we achieve a high level of precision and achieve EU Class I, the most exact tolerance class, on both our short and long measuring tapes. Once graduated, we coat each tape with a layer of matt polyester lacquer that has an anti-reflective effect.


Measurement accuracy is a very important feature of a tape measure. It is measured and stated in the form of a tolerance class. In Europe, we normally classify measuring tapes in EU Class I and EU Class II. The accuracy is measured at 20°C and 50 N pull force for steel tape and 20°C and 20 N pull force for fiberglass tape.


Often we experience significant temperature differences between summer and winter, differences that affect the length of a steel tape measure. All tolerances quoted here apply at 20°C, so it is important to be aware of the measurement deviations for various temperatures.

Make first class your choice

The Hultafors family of steel tape measures reigns supreme when it comes to precision. Add excellent ergonomics, clever features and sturdy housing and craftsmen don’t need to look any further.

Your ability to use a tool depends a lot on how well it fits in your hand. That is why ergonomically correct tools will not only feel better, but in the end make you better and keep you working longer.

Make first class your choice

Grading technology

Most manufacturers of measuring tapes are using large wheels when grading, and then press the graduation by rolling off the scale on top of a steel band. This technique is easy to work with, but it can be some variations in the measurement scale because of the difficulty of getting a steady supply of steel band relative to the wheel.

These variations only makes the achievement of EU Class II.

Grading technology

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