Introduction: Self Lock Measuring Tape Hack
This is a quick modification to self lock tape measures to prevent them from creeping back into the housing.
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Step 1: Disassemble
Remove the screws and detach one side of the housing.
Step 2: Tabs
Look at the shape of the tape measure lock wedge. If it is a scalene triangle we will need to modify it.
Step 3: Cut
Cut the tabs off one edge of the wedge to create an isosceles triangle shape.
Step 4: Reassemble
Reassemble the housing.
Step 5: Test
Test the tape measure to be sure the retraction issue is resolved.
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