Sometimes it's convenient to measure right to left, sometimes left to right. This new tape measure lets you do it without standing on your head! Its heavy duty 1 wide tape is 33% heavier than other tapes on the market and it reads from either the left or the right. Add an erasable note pad on one side (pencils only!), a built-in pencil sharpener, a separate temporary blade lock on the bottom, AND a nifty thumb tab to easily spread the belt clip and a rugged, rubberized case and you have one very user-friendly tape measure! 25 ft. Made in China.