The Hultafors family of steel tape measures reigns supreme when it comes to precision. Add excellent ergonomics, clever features and sturdy housing and craftsmen don’t need to look any further.
Your ability to use a tool depends a lot on how well it fits in your hand. That is why ergonomically correct tools will not only feel better, but in the end make you better and keep you working longer.
- Ergonomic design is always a focus area for our product development team, and our tape measures are no exception, says Håkan Carlsson, Product Manager at Hultafors.
This can be experienced by holding a Hultafors PR tape measure to see how well your fingers grip around the case, offering the right support and resulting in smooth operation.
The Hultafors steel tapes come as three different models. Hultafors BT is a robust tape for carpenters with a rubber end hook that won’t leave marks on sensitive surfaces. The SL model is slim and easy to fit and grab in your pocket, whereas Hultafors PR offers the latest in ergonomic design and clever features.
All share the same high precision of the unique scale printing technique. In 2017 Hultafors PR, BT and SL are the only Tape Measures on the market whose precision is certified with EC Class I.
First class precision
- Our ability to offer outstanding precision is a result of many things. Considerate product development, the attention to detail in the manufacturing process and not the least our patented inkjet technique, explains Håkan Carlsson, Product Manager at Hultafors.
Focus on what matters
Some competing brands take pride in their tapes’ ability to “stand out” without folding.
- Maximizing the stand-out length is something we have deliberately chosen not to, explains Håkan Carlsson. It’s really not that complicated, it’s all about taking a wide tape and deepening the concave curve of the blade. But it also results in tape measure awkward to carry and with bigger risk of reading errors since the scale won’t be in contact with measuring surface.
Developed with users in mind
In talks and tests with professional users the Hultafors product development team settled on stand-out lengths that achieve the right balance between ease-of-use and high-precision measuring.
- Keeping close contact with craftsmen using our tools is absolutely vital to us. We listen, and improve, and that is why we know our products are to rely on, says Håkan Carlsson, Product Manager at Hultafors.