SOURCE: Apex Tool Group

Apex Tool Group

June 27, 2016 14:16 ET

Legacy Series™ Tape Measures Blend Classic Design and Modern Performance

New Line of Lufkin® Tapes Is Offered in Five Different Lengths

SPARKS, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2016) -  Lufkin, a premium tool brand from Apex Tool Group, today announced that its new Legacy Series™ tapes are now available for purchase at select hardware stores, home centers, and online retailers, bringing modern features and improved performance to a classic tape measure design.

The Legacy Series™ vintage square-label, mirror-chrome casing is a throwback to what might have hung on tool belts in the 1960s. Its build, however, is pure modern day, with the latest in durability, performance and control technologies.

"A timeless and proven look shouldn't require the sacrifice of performance," said Brendan Walsh, product manager for Lufkin. "With excellent blade durability and standout, the Legacy Series™ infuses the lessons of more than 125 years of Lufkin experience with time-honored appeal, making it a wonderful addition to any toolbox."

The tapes feature Hi-Viz® orange ribbed accent stripes that improve grip while providing a striking design signature. An extra wide sliding lock button adds comfort and control, easing the release and return of the blades, which are nylon-coated for improved durability. The blades are also matte finished, reducing glare and improving contrast to aid precision under any lighting condition.

Legacy Series™ tapes are available today in five different lengths. The 12-inch tape has a 3/4-inch blade, while the 16', 25', 30' and 35' tapes each feature a quad-riveted life-extending end hook and one-inch wide blades that deliver eight feet of standout.

More information about the Lufkin Legacy Series™ tapes can be found in this video:

About Lufkin:
Lufkin is a premier measuring products brand from Apex Tool Group, LLC, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Tough Lufkin® tapes and rules have been providing precise measurements for professionals and do-it-yourselfers for over 125 years. Today, tough "Hi-Viz Orange" Lufkin retractable tapes are recognized the world over. Whatever the measuring job, those who know reach for Lufkin. Additional information about Lufkin products is available online at

About Apex Tool Group:
Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, Md., is one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at

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