Thanks for taking your time to read our detailed reviews on the best measuring tools, that are currently available on the UK marketplace. To make things easier for you to navigate, we have divided these into categories, as we think that makes it easier to see quickly what you are looking for.
As you will see, there are a wide variety of options when it comes to buying various items to measure distances such as tapes, weights using scales and other devices such as electrical testers and various helpful gadgets.
This includes digital, Vernier, inside, outside, dial and divider callipers
Chalk lines are very helpful for many building projects as are line level sets
There are a range of folding rules which are mainly used in woodworking
This includes depth, bore, height, hole, thread, pin, feeler, angle gauges and more
These are used for measuring inclines and angles
Laser Measuring Devices
This includes laser levels, laser distance meters, line lasers and rotary lasers.
This includes spirit levels, electronic levels and tube levels and post levels.
This includes items such as picture hanger tools, contour gauges etc
This includes distance wheels, surveyors wheels and foldable wheels
Rulers & Squares
This includes carpentry squares, straight edges, rulers and protractors
This includes pocket scales, digital scales, hanging scales and more
This includes stud wall scanners, battery testers, voltage and mains testers
This includes a wide range of tape measuring options for home use
This includes the larger reels that are used for measuring longer distances
Other Measuring Tools
This includes the remaining measuring tools that are available
Measuring Tool UK Buying Tips
Below we have included a guide which we think will be very useful to anyone considering buying any type of measuring tool for home use. There are hundreds of these available on the UK market, and as you can imagine this is a Global industry. Trying to pick your way through that can be quite challenging.
We hope this guide will do a few things for you:
- Help stop you from buying the wrong tools
- Will help you buy measuring tools that you need and will make good use of
- Buying measuring tools that will last
- Finding the best in each category and at the best value for money
Most Popular Measuring Tools
This simple measuring tape is the most commonly bought product that will sit inside most people's tool box or tool bag. These come in different sizes and they certainly come in different standards of quality. Even a basic one though is a very useful item to have for doing any work around the home.
If you plan on putting up shelves, laying floors, building uprights or erecting a brick wall, then a spirit level is going to be important. These do come in a range of sizes and there will be one that will suit the task you want to accomplish.
It isn't a tool that you will use everyday, but it is really useful when you need to make sure something is level.
These are becoming very popular, and can be used for tasks like wall papering to, paving tiles, and even lining up pictures on long walls. These are the modern version of the spirit level mentioned above. These basically help create straight lines on objects such as walls which can be very useful.
They can do horizontal and vertical lines and you will find many uses for this type of laser level.