NIST Traceability is now available for both models of Lixer Tools Tape Measure Calibrator.
Lixer Tools recently added a Certificate of NIST Traceability for both models of their Tape Measure Calibration Tools, the original Lixer and the Super Lixer. The calibration lines at both 10 mm and at 6 inches will check both the push and pull measurements of a tape measure. Accuracy of all four calibration lines will be indicated on the certificate.
At Lixer Tools we find accuracy problems with a tape measure begin with end hook placement at the factory. A Lixer will identify these problems easily. Before you buy a new tape measure, check it at the store for accuracy. If the end hook is not accurately placed on the end of the tape measure, you won’t be able to fix it. I try to find a tape measure that only needs a little grinding with a diamond hone to make it extremely accurate. I usually check 5 or 6 tapes before I find one I can work with.
The Lixer is a special tool used for maintaining the accuracy of a tape measure. It will help you identify if the end hook of the tape measure has been bent, may have a burr or some glue on it that is affecting the accuracy of your measurements, or if the rivets are worn beyond being able to repair the tool. Any of the above will affect the accuracy by varying amounts.
The Super Lixer also has an adjustable level. The NIST Certificate for the Super Lixer Tape Measure Calibrator and Level will also include information regarding bubble level accuracy and initial settings (approximately +/- .001 per foot).
If you own a tape measure that has been NIST certified, a Lixer Tape Measure Calibration Tool will help you ensure that a damaged end hook is not causing faulty readings along your tape.