This KESON long tape measure features a durable fiberglass housing with double rivets for added strength. The fiberglass blade has 2 coats of PVC—one coat to bind the fiberglass strands, the second coat to help protect the lettering from wear away. The rust-resistant blade will not conduct electricity, making it an excellent choice for use in corrosive environments and in areas with electrical hazards. The comfortable rubber shovel handle has a slip-resistant grip, and the metal-reinforced crank help ensure long life. Double-throat rollers guide the blade return and help prevent the tape from twisting. Model has an open design so reel can be easily cleaned of dirt and debris, making it an ideal choice for dirty, dusty, or outdoor environments.