We’ll finish up our list with this model from Lufkin. Whether it is the best tape measure on the market is up for debate, but it certainly has the best name. Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to the Lufkin Black Widow.
How cool is that, huh?
They haven’t just pulled that name out of the air either. It is a reference to the dark coloring that has been employed on the measuring tape. This black matte finish is designed to cut down on glare in high light situations. The markings are printed in a vibrant green which, when set against the dark background, make them easier to see in low light conditions too.
That is a pretty cool design feature, which means that the measuring blade should be easy to read in a wide range of high and low light ranges. In addition to the well-designed blade the end hook is also very well effective and should do a good job of gripping edges for easier measurements.
The measuring blade is nice and wide but is also a little thin. That does mean that you may end up with creasing on the measuring blade over time.