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In order to cut corners and save money,  homeowners are inclined to do many DIY home improvement projects themselves. However, sometimes projects don't always turn out as fail proof as we would like. I know I 'm not the only one who has experienced the following annoyances, ie. attempting to measure something (furniture, wall) for your next DIY project or furniture purchase, only to have the tape measure infuriatingly snap back before taking a measurement, or how about when you need a long distance measurement and the tape measure is way too short?

Another common homeowner frustration, paying high energy bills. Most older homes (mine included) experience drafts during the cold winter months. It seems that people would rather pay expensive utility bills than figure out where they are losing energy and cut costs.

As the average homeowner, I recognize the need for accurate measurements,  whether it's for building custom furniture, flooring, tiling, new counter tops or simply finding the length of a wall for your next new bedroom set. Go-to measuring tools are essential for every homeowner or DIYer.

Here's five measuring tools that have proven their usefulness in my time of need. Hope they help make your next DIY home improvement project a successful, stress-free and cost-saving notch in your toolbelt!


LTM1 2-in-1 Laser Tape Measure

Long-distance convenience. Short-span precision. Both from the same tool.

Measuring Tools: LTM1 Laser Tape Measure

The 2-in-1 Laser Tape Measure combines two accurate measuring tools into one product. It is a 50 ft. laser measure with a 16 ft tape measure and is a one-hand, one-person operation.

Kiss tape measure snap back goodbye with the 2-in-1 Laser Tape Measure! Now you can quickly and easily get both long distance measurements and short-span precision from the same tool!

This 2-in-1 Laser Tape Measure is affordable, durable, compact and gives you the freedom to work at your own pace and get the job done. Quickly measure the length of a room, determine the width of a table, or hang a picture frame.

 

Laser Tape Features

IRT207 Infrared Thermometer
Instantly Calculate Surface Temperaturesirt207-window

No technician's tool chest is complete without this versatile, standard-sized infrared thermometer. With its durable, ergonomic grip and backlit LCD display, the IRT207 is suitable for applications including HVAC/R, electrical, plumbing, and heating. With this temperature measuring tool, you can accurately determine where you are losing energy in your home, insulate, seal cracks and save money!

822 Digital Angle Finder
Measure Interior and Exterior Angles

Measuring Tools: 822 Digital Angle Finder

The 822 Digital Angle Finder combines the ruggedness of analog rulers, both standard and metric, together with the digital technology needed for complete accuracy when measuring inside, outside and reverse angles.

A big LCD readout makes this tool's measurements extremely easy to read. This angle finder is ideal for framing, custom furniture building, stair and patio construction, flooring, tiling and many woodworking, carpentry, DIY and contractor needs.


147 Digital Caliper
3 Mode Digital DisplayMeasuring Tools: 147 Steel Digital Caliper

Our groundbreaking Digital Fractional Caliper brings you three universal systems of measurement, making it a practical choice for furniture making, metal working or woodworking do-it-yourself projects. The high-contrast digital display easily switches between inches, millimeters and fractions.

17 Steel Square Head Protractor
Deliver precise measurements

Measuring Tools: 17 Square Head Steel Protractor

The 17 Steel Square Head Protractor is a heavy-duty steel protractor that is trusted by machinists and draftsmen to deliver crucial measurements with unwavering accuracy.

The 6" adjustable arm is ideal for setting bevels, taking measurements and transferring angles. Ultra-fine etched graduations read from 0 to 180 degrees in forward and reverse directions, and will not wear or rub off.

For more information about these tools and additional precise measurement tools that should be added to your toolbox, visit www.generaltools.com.

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