Have you ever noticed that the numbers on a tape measure read upside down?
Think about it. If you’re right-handed, like me, you hold a pencil in your right hand and a tape in your left. Whenever you pull the tape from right to left to make a mark, the numbers are upside down, aren’t they?
You’ve probably become used to this arrangement, but it really bugged the folks at M-Power tools. The numbers on their R1 tape run the other way—right-side up, for me.
I’d like the tape a whole lot better, though, if it didn’t have a metric scale on one side. I’d prefer lines that run all the way across the rule for the times that I pull the tape in the opposite direction. I don’t think I’ll be measuring in centimeters anytime soon!
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