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Measuring & Marking

Cromwell stock a wide range of measuring and marking tools, ideal for professional engineers and amateur hobbyists alike. With a wide range of products, from easy-to-use manual tools such as tape measures, spirit levels, rules and measuring wheels, through to high end technical tools like optical and laser levels, you'll be sure to find the right tooling for your needs.

The Cromwell range features well-known brands such as Bosch, Stanley, Kennedy and many more, so you can be assured of quality whatever you choose.
What are measuring tools?

Why measuring and marking tools?

Getting measurements correct and marking them accurately are of major importance to the project running smoothly to budget and time constraints. Having tooling that can accurately measure and check your measurements as well as marking them effectively is essential.

Types of measuring and marking tools

Tape measures - These are used to measure length width and height, no toolbox worth its salt should be without one.

Combination squares Usually featuring a tempered steel blade, these tools are ideal for finding angles, measuring lengths as well as providing straight edges and right angles for precise working.

Engineer's squares Also known as a machinist square, great for assessing angles, marking straight lines and measuring lengths.

Spirit levels Using small air bubbles these tools measure vertical and horizontal measurements accurately.

Laser levels These tools use a laser to measure the line on a surface.

Chalk line Chalk lines are stretched and laid down over various lengths, when they are plucked they leave a line mark on the surface.

Scribers Function much like a pencil but with much more accurate results. They feature a sharp point at the tip which is used to leave a small shallow scratch for high precision marking that is less easy to rub out than other making tools.

Considerations when choosing measuring and marking tools.

Most of the key considerations for choosing the right tooling revolves around application and the expected results. For most hobbyists, the basic level of tooling such as tape measures and spirit levels will more than suffice. However, for professionals such as engineers then a higher level of accuracy may be required, in which case tools like optical or laser levels along with scribers for marking make a much more effective tooling option.


What measuring and marking tools will I need for woodworking?

For woodworking applications, there are several tools you will require. Folding or steel rules are a must. Along with these an engineer's square will help you make precise angle measurements as will a sliding bevel gauge. Finally for marking a carpenters scriber allows for high precision marking.