A Keson best seller! Since 1968 this style of Keson fiberglass tape has been providing customers with accurate measurements. They are used in the harshest conditions in which people measure, and they stand to the only test that matters: field performance. We cover each blade with two coats of PVC protected by double shield, one to bind the fiberglass strands and a second over the printed units, so the numbers don’t wear away.
We have made modifications to the housing over the years:
- Better plastic and molding shapes for increased durability.
- Double screws to hold the housing together in the event of a drop.
- Better blade axle to reduce breakage due to the weight of the tape if dropped.
Keson fiberglass reinforced tapes are designed to withstand more wear and tear than any other type of fiberglass measuring tape. They contain 40,000 fiberglass strands for greater tensile strength and superior accuracy when tension is applied. Two coats of PVC protect the tapes from breaking, and a blade shield adds strength to the attachment (the point at which most fiberglass tapes break). These tapes have proven dielectric strength of 200,000 V/M to assure your safety from electrical hazards.
Fiber Count & Tape Weight
The weight of a tape is a factor to consider if you do a great deal of measuring. With our heavy-duty fiberglass tapes, we pack the strongest possible fibers — and the greatest number — into the thinnest possible tapes to keep the weights down while keeping the blades strong.
Tapes elongate (stretch) when excessive pulling force is applied. Keson heavy-duty fiberglass always returns to its proper length after the pulling stops. The reason is our high fiberglass strand count. To keep your fiberglass measurements as accurate as possible, don’t pull too hard when making your measurements.