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Universal Tape Gauge

US Patent 8,407,909 (Fully Insured Against Infringement)

Universal Tape Gauge




How did you find out about the UTG?

The old inaccurate method of taking an approximate inside measurement.

The new UTG method for taking an exact inside measurement that is accurate to within 1/64 of an inch or better. The Tape Gauge is ideal for applications such as the gap free installation of crown molding, studs, shelves, windowsills and for accurately checking the lengths and assembled squareness of framework components.

INSIDE MEASUREMENT: To obtain an exact inside measurement, extend tape so outer surface of tape hook and rear stop touch inner surfaces. Take precise reading from crosshair, then: ADD 5 INCHES

OUTSIDE MEASUREMENT: To obtain an exact outside measurement (using crosshair) hook tape over edge of workpiece, butt forward stop against side of workpiece. Take precise reading from crosshair, then: SUBTRACT 1 INCH

To mark work piece for cut, hook tape over edge. Lock tape at desired size. For an exact cut line, read measurement from the crosshair, add 1 inch to the desired size.

Use sharp pencil and angle pencil on 10 degree beveled UTG Forward Stop to obtain the most accurate cut line. Mark work piece.

CALIBRATION: To calibrate the Tape Gauge for inside measurement within thousandths of an inch, use digital caliper set at (eg.) 6 inches. Reading from the cross hair, set the tape to inch and ten calibrate the UTG using the allen screw rear stop.
Old method of using a tape measure to take an inside measure

  • Extend and lock tape, then install your tape measure into carrier with tape extending under lens as shown above.
  • Compatible with 99% of all existing tape measures`