KESON long tape measure features an innovative freewheeling hub for fast pay out of blade without spinning the crank. You can easily re-engage the crank with just the push of a button. The fiberglass tape blade is nonconducting, won't shrink or deteriorate, and has easy-to-read and permanently bonded graduations. The large, shovel grip allows you to adjust your hold for more comfortable use, while the knob folds down for storage. A locking pawl helps provide the correct blade tension during use, and the rubber no-slip foot allows for steady placement during measurements.