Lufkin®, the premier measuring tool brand from Apex Tool Group, recently announced its Black Widow tape measure. Unlike most tape measures, the Black Widow features a matte black blade with high-contrast green markings for improved legibility in varied light conditions. 
The two-sided blade has vertical marks on the back for faster, more convenient measuring and features a matte nylon coating that reduces glare and extends blade life. Its 360-degree end hook grips objects from all sides and is attached with four heavy-duty rivets for long life and resistance to breakage. The 25-foot tape provides ten feet of standout for greater versatility and is housed in an extremely compact case that makes it easier to hold and carry.
“Pros are looking for tape measures that are easy to use and have a long service life,” said Brendan Walsh, senior product manager. “The Black Widow is easier to use because its unique two-sided green-on-black blade improves readability in different lighting conditions. Plus, it has an ergonomically designed, extremely compact case, so it fits better in your hand. The case is held together with five screws rather than the traditional four, making it more durable.” 
The case is wrapped in a thermoplastic rubber over-mold for increased impact resistance. The tape also has an integrated tether point for added safety when working at height.
The Lufkin Black Widow Tape Measure (Catalog No. L1025B) is available in store and online from hardware retailers and home improvement centers and from online retailers.
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