Suppliers of metric-only measuring devices

Products

DIY

Supplier Product Description  
Advent Tools Vice Versa Tape Measure Left to right, right to left reading tape measure that also with blade markings printed on the underneath of the blade  advent tools logo
Draper Expert 5 m x 19 mm Soft Grip Metric Measuring Tape    Draper catalogue image
Draper Expert 0 - 150 mm Metric Dial Caliper Made from hardened stainless steel.  Draper catalogue image
Draper Expert Universal Bevel Protractor Set For accurate angle measurement of machines, moulds and jigs. Can also be used for assembling and machining. Fully calibrated to 360° with magnifying glass. Supplied with 300 mm plain rule and acute angle attachment.  Draper catalogue image
Fisco Big T Metric versions available: 8 m x 25 mm, 5 m x 19 mm  
Fisco Tri-Tape range Metric versions available: 8 m x 25 mm, 5 m x 25 mm, 5 m x 19 mm, 3 m x 13 mm  
Fisco Tuf-Lok Metric versions available: 8 m x 25 mm, 5 m x 19 mm, 3 m x 13 mm  
Fisco Brick-Mate Metric versions available: 8 m x 25 mm  
Fisco Uni-Matic Metric versions available: 5 m x 16 mm, 3 m x 16 mm  
Fisco Uni-Plas Metric versions available: 3 m x 16 mm  
Fisco Video-Flex Metric versions available: 3 m x 13 mm  
Fisco Pacer Long Steel Tape Measure Metric versions available: 30 m and 50 m (Tufcote blade type), 50 m and 100 m (Whitecote blade type)  
Fisco Surveyor Long Steel Tape Measure Metric versions available: 30 m, 50 m  
Fisco Tracker Long Steel Tape Measure Metric versions available: 30 m and 50 m (Tufcote blade type), 30 m and 50 m (Whitecote blade type)  
Fisco Prospector Long Steel Tape Measure Metric versions available: 30 m and 50 m (Tufcote blade type), 30 m and 50 m (Whitecote blade type)  
Fisco Euromet Long Tape Measure Metric versions available: 10 m, 20 m, 30 m, 50 m (Whitecote blade type)  
Fisco Meteor Long Steel Tape Measure Metric versions available: 10m, 20m, 30m (Whitecote blade type)  
Fisco Satellite Long Steel Tape Measure Metric versions available: 10 m, 20 m, 30 m (Whitecote blade type)  
Fisco Pacer GF Long Glass-Fibre Tape Measure Metric versions available: 100 m (Glass-Fibre blade type)  
Fisco Ranger Long Glass-Fibre Tape Measure Metric versions available: 30 m, 50 m (Glass-Fibre blade type)  
Fisco Futura Long Glass-Fibre Tape Measure Metric versions available: 10 m, 20 m, 30 m (Glass-Fibre blade type)  
Fisco Fibar Long Glass-Fibre Tape Measure Metric versions available: 10 m, 20 m, 30 m (Glass-Fibre blade type)  
Fisco Road-Meter Road-Meter Specification: 1 m circumference, 900 mm height, 2.7 kg weight, 9999.99 m counter range  
Fisco Combination Squares Metric versions available: Model Nos. 52 (300 mm), 53 (300 mm), 58 (300 mm)  
Fisco Wooden Rules Metric versions available: Models XSR2 (2 m) and XFW-2MF (2 m)  
Fisco Folding Rules Metric versions available: Models XFB-1 (1 m) and XFY-1 (1 m)  
Just Tools Lufkin FluoroLok Metric 8 m Tape Measure Metric Blade (8 m x 25 mm width), striking Fluoro colours, 4 rivet hook and belt hook  
Kincrome Folding Rule Metric 1 Metre    
Kincrome Tape Measure Metric 8 Metre    
Kincrome Tape Measure Metric 10 Metre    
Kincrome Waterproof Digital Vernier 150 mm    
Silverline Fibreglass Surveyors Tape

Metric versions available: 10 m, 30 m, 50 m

 
Silverline Steel Surveyors Tape

Metric versions available: 30 m, 50 m

 
Silverline Open Reel Surveyors Tape

Metric versions available: 30 m, 50 m, 100 m

 
Silverline Geared Surveyors Tape

Metric versions available: 50 m, 100 m

 
Silverline Micro Measuring Wheel 999 m  
Silverline Mini Measuring Wheel 9999 m  
Silverline Metric Measuring Wheel 0-9999 m  
Silverline Folding Rule 1000 mm 4-section folding plastic carpenters rule with metric scale.  
Silverline Super Angle Guide 550 mm  
USMA Durable Plastic Measuring Tape

Shows mm, cm, and dm divisions (marked in blocks of red, blue, and yellow, in alternating 10 cm segments). Easy to read. Will not fray or stretch.
150 cm (1.5 m) long

 USMA tape illustration

NOTE: Fisco also makes dual and imperial-only versions of some of the products listed in this table. If you want the metric-only versions of these products, make sure that you ask for the metric-only versions.

 

Kitchen

Supplier Product Description  
Leifheit Measuring Jug 0.5 L ComfortLine    
Leifheit Measuring Jug 1.0 L ComfortLine    
Pyrex Measuring Jug Marked in grams, decilitres and litres. Photo of measuring jug
SciLabware Polypropylene printed jugs Description of several jugs  

 

Stationery

Supplier Product Description  
Helix Oxford Maths Set - UK

Contains metal self-centring compass and 9 cm pencil, sharpener, eraser, 15 cm / 150 mm rule, 2 set squares, 180° protractor, 10 mm stencil and timetable / fact sheet

Photo of maths set
Helix Oxford Advance Maths Set Contains 30 cm folding rule with technical square print, 2 set squares, 180° degree protractor, metal self-centring compass, 9 cm pencil, sharpener, eraser, stencil and timetable / factsheet  
Helix Oxford Premium Maths Set Contains self-centring compass, 9 cm pencil, 15 cm / 150 mm plastic / aluminium rule, mechanical pencil, metal sharpener, eraser, multi-instrument  
Helix 30 cm Aluminium Tri-Scale Rule
Made from high grade aluminium. Scales featured: 1:1, 1:10, 1:2, 1:20, 1:5, 1:50, 1:100, 1:200, 1:500, 1:1000, 1:1250, 1:2500
 
Helix 45 cm Aluminium Tri-Scale Rule
Made from high grade aluminium. Scales featured: 1:1, 1:10,1:2, 1:20, 1:5, 1:50, 1:100, 1:200, 1:500, 1:1000, 1:1250, 1:2500
 
Helix Oxford 30 cm Folding Rule Snap fit holding hinge, 30 cm rule folds to fit into pencil case, technical style grid print, metric graduations  
Helix Oxford 30 cm Triangular Scale Rule Contains cm, mm and scale. Scales featured: 1:1, 1:10, 1:2, 1:20, 1:5, 1:50, 1:100, 1:200, 1:500, 1:1000, 1:1250, 1:2500  
Helix Oxford Executive College Set Oxford executive HB Pencils x 2, Oxford 30 cm folding rule, small Oxford plastic eraser, single hole metal sharpener with anti-tamper screw  
Helix Oxford Set Squares 45° and 60° set squares, technical style grid print, metric scale graduations  
Helix Oxford Student Set Oxford Executive HB pencils x 2, Oxford ball point pen, small Oxford plastic eraser, plastic Sharpener with anti tamper screw, 15 cm Oxford rule  
Helix National Curriculum Drawing Set Contains several key items which meet the requirements of Key Stage 3 & 4 mathematics. Contains: angle measure, pie chart template, 30 cm / 300 mm folding rule, 20 mm stencil  
Helix 20 cm Geometry Set Contains: 20 cm / 200 mm rule, 45° & 60° set squares, 12 cm / 180° protractor, Wallet fits into a ringbinder folder  
Helix Maths Set  
Helix School Kit  
Helix Achiever Maths Set  
Helix Super Cool Curves  
Maped 30 cm Ruler (1)  
Maped 30 cm Ruler (2)  
USMA Plastic Ruler Sturdy plastic, white with black type. Has millimetre (mm) markings on one side and centimetre (cm) markings on the other side.
200 mm (20 cm) in length
 

 

Temperature

Supplier Product Description  
SciLabware MBL Blue Spirit Filled Partial Immersion Description of several products - general purpose thermometers  
SciLabware MBL Blue Spirit Filled Total Immersion Description of several products - general purpose thermometers  
SciLabware MBL Low Temperature Red Spirit Filled Description of single product - general purpose thermometer  
SciLabware MBL Mercury Filled Total Immersion Description of several products - general purpose thermometers  
SciLabware Pyrex Mercury, with integral cone Description of several products - integral cone thermometers  
SciLabware Pyrex Spirit, with integral cone Description of single product - integral cone thermometer  
SciLabware MBL Mercury filled, Bee-ka, total immersion Description of several thermometers  
SciLabware Pyrex Pocket Thermometer Description of single thermometer  
USMA Celsius Thermometer Mounted on white, lightweight plastic. Measures about 5 cm wide by 15 cm long. Hole provided for hanging the thermometer. Registers from -30 °C to 50 °C. Excellent as a metric teaching or training aid.  

 

Where to buy

Some metric-only products are available from leading retailers. Some retailers may have a limited range of own-brand metric-only products but this is likely to be subject to frequent change and is not therefore very reliable. For this reason, these products are not listed here.

We suggest that you try to buy them from retailers first. If they do not have them, ask them to stock them. That will inform them that there is a demand for metric-only products. You can buy them from some retailers by special order.

If you are unable to buy them from retailers, you can buy them online, either from the manufacturers that offer direct sales or from leading online retailers. They may also be available from eBay and Amazon.

You can order small products like tape measures by mail order from continental mail order firms. The big French hypermarkets usually sell a good range of metric-only measuring instruments, jugs, and gadgets.  But beware that they are sometimes switchable to imperial or US customary units, as many European and Chinese products are made to be sold in the UK and USA as well as the EU.

Notes for Manufacturers and Retailers

Any manufacturers or retailers of metric-only products who have not been mentioned above are welcome to send product details for inclusion. Product details can be sent to the UK Metric Association at www.ukma.org.uk/contact.

If any manufacturers or retailers would like images to be included with product details, these images can be sent to secretary@metric.org.uk for inclusion on this page.