Repairing a Tape Measure with KAM Snaps
Here's one for all the Dads out there, how to fix a tool with KAM Snaps. We were out fixing fences on our property line when our 300+ foot tape measure snapped. Ugh! What a pain. After scratching his head, taking it apart and staring at it for some time my husband called it quits and gave up on it. KAM Snaps to the rescue! I did this in a few seconds, it took much longer to wind the tape back up. My husband was impressed with my genius :).
- On the end of the tape measure, poke a hole with your awl and place a single snap, Cap to the inside and Socket on the outside there.
- Install the snap and repeat on the tape measure in the place where the tape overlaps around the shaft. I found that there was a divot in the "crank shaft:", I apologize for my girly understanding of tools, and the snap once snapped together settled neatly into it and kept it from spinning freely.
- Snap together and wind the tape up.
- It's that simple!
- Tada! Happy Snapping!!!