Overview
  • Tough measuring and layout products
  • For the professional tradesman since 1869
The Back Story
  • Founded in 1869
  • Full line of measuring and layout products
  • Trusted by trade professionals
Claim to Fame
  • Precision & accuracy
  • Efficient & dependable
  • Signature orange Hi-Viz™

 

Game Changers
  • Self-Centering
  • Control Series™
  • Quality Oil Guaging Tapes

 

Overview

Ever since the first Lufkin® wood rule in 1869, the Lufkin® brand has been synonymous with high quality and unmatched accuracy. Today, Lufkin® is a premier measuring tool brand that produces tape measures, stick rules, pocket tapes, folding rules, oil gauging measuring tools, industrial long tapes, fiberglass tapes and measuring wheels for use by trade professionals and DIY enthusiasts.

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The Back Story

Launched in 1869, Lufkin® was the first company to introduce wood rules. Initially designed to measure logs for the logging industry, the rules continue to be a popular measuring tools today. Just after the turn of the century, Lufkin® introduced its first steel measuring tape and from there developed various iterations of the retractable steel measuring tape to provide durable and precise measuring solutions for various trades.

 

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Claim to Fame

With a brand legacy deeply rooted in wood rules, Lufkin® continues to be the market leader in that category. Generations of specialized tradesmen, such as plumbers and brick masons, have relied on wood rules for decades. The brand’s same precision and accuracy have been applied across various product categories. A solid reputation for manufacturing rugged and tough measurement tools has allowed Lufkin® to expand its product offering to retractable measuring tools. Because of their efficiency and dependability, retractable tapes are the most common tape measures used on jobsites and for DIY projects. Lufkin's Hi-Viz™ Orange retractable tapes are recognized around the world.

 

Game Changers

A more recent game-changing innovation is the new Lufkin® Self-Centering Tape. End users no longer have to deal with the hassle of calculating center points, whether hanging sheetrock on a construction jobsite or centering a new flat screen television at home.  Also receiving rave reviews is the Lufkin® Control Series™, which offers the perfect combination of grip and comfort for professional and DIY users. A unique opening in the bottom of the Lufkin® Control Series™ case allows users to regulate the feed and return of the tape with their finger for greater control, making it feel more like an extension of their arm than a hand tool.