looking for source for right to left magnetic measuring tape

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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 09-09-2012 05:46 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2012 05:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question marking tape magnetic

I am working on a couple of fixtures and would like to add a measuring tape to simplifying setup. What I am looking for would have the following charastics:

  • magnetic
  • markings with 0 on the right
  • at least 24” long
  • 32s marked

This would be very similar to the magnetic measuring tape that came with my Incra LS-TS table saw fence.

So far the only one I have been able to find is the Incra tape for $16.95 + shipping.

Does anyone know of a different source? Maybe a more economical source?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 06:30 PM

The tape doesn’t have to be magnetic as the magnetic part is already in the Incra fence. I did a search, but the only R-L tape I can find is one made by Fastcap. It reads in both directions, but it is not flat.

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#2 posted 09-20-2012 04:49 PM

Fastcap also has flat tapes, but they read L-R. You could turn the tape around, but the numerals would be upside down.

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#3 posted 09-20-2012 07:17 PM

Grizzly has R-L tape. I don’t think it’s magnetic, through.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#4 posted 09-20-2012 08:47 PM

Hey Jesse, you may find what you need at . good luck keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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