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Never look for a pencil again!

How it works
QuickDraw tape measure with built in graphite marking device
QuickDraw tape measure being reloaded with graphite like a mechanical pencil

2000 Marks per load!

Video - How to Reload

Lock the Blade to Draw Circles

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I saw this on Facebook and thought it would be a cool Christmas gift for our son in law. After I received it I think I'll have to buy him another one. This is a well built 25' tape measure that is easy to read and the built in pencil is a fantastic idea.

Paul P.

It is super handy and easy to use for projects. Particularly woodworking and drywall work. It's super easy to drag a straight line down a large sheet of material to make a long cut. Or pre-set the tape measure with a measurement and make your mark in hard to reach places.

Jeff B.

Another stocking stuffer for my hubby for the win! My hubby is so used to stealing pencils from inside I had to remind him of the built in graphite marker a couple of times. But now he's so used to it when he grabs a different tape measure he's peeved he's gotta revert an old fashioned pencil!

Kendra S.

I purchased this for my dad as a gift. He is a pretty avid carpenter, so he is big on measuring twice, cutting once. After few days, he got hooked on using the marking feature, and he loves it. He used it building a 20'x30' garage and said it was super helpful. Great gift!

Patrick A.

Why quickdraw?


Patented RollMark Technology

The marking system works like this: There is a stick of graphite directly above the small steel wheel. As the wheel rolls, it transfers the graphite to the surface being marked. The result is a pencil line, without the pencil, and it never needs to be sharpened, and it can't break.     


TruView WEDGE Indicator

It looks like a wedge shape from the front, but as you look from above, it becomes a single line. It acts as a gun site, eliminating the parallax effect and letting you make an extremely accurate mark.

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Rugged Construction

The rugged co-molded case is secured by industrial STAR-drive screws. Our tape hook is secured with three rivets and a steel backing plate.  FYI: You can extend the stand-out of the blade up to 12 feet with your free hand.

The QUICKDRAW Marking KeyChain Holds Refills - $9.99

Blog posts

WHEEL vs Pencil Look closely… it's the re-invention of the wheel –

WHEEL vs Pencil Look closely… it's the re-invention of the wheel –

"Our patented graphite marking technology draws a perpendicular graphite line, faster, and with greater accuracy than a pencil, never needs sharpening, marks on rough materials, and can be easily operated with one hand"  Dane Scarborough

WHEEL vs Pencil

Look closely… it's the re-invention of the wheel –

Never breaks, never needs sharpening - Marks the roughest lumber - Marks wet lumber - Use it with one hand (and stabilize the blade with the other) - One stick of graphite makes 2000+ 1/4" marks - Reload in 6 seconds.

 HOW IT WORKS: 1. The patented graphite fed hardened steel wheel auto feeds the graphite line, perpendicular to the tape blade. 2. The patents pending TRU-View WEDGE indicator eliminates the parallax effect, to ensure extreme accuracy. 3. 2000+ 1/4" marks per load with a 6 second reload design. 4. Can be dropped directly on the marking wheel from 15' onto concrete and still work perfectly. 5. Works amazing on wet lumber, rough lumber, treated lumber, etc...   

The story behind the QuickDraw marking tape

The story behind the QuickDraw marking tape

The story behind the QuickDraw marking tape  -  I was in second grade when a kid challenged me to roll a quarter down the center of my face. He said “You can’t do it, it’s impossible!”. I took the quarter and proved him wrong, to which he replied “oh, I guess I was wrong”, and he walked away laughing. Unknown to me, he had rubbed pencil graphite on the edge of the quarter, so I was walking around with a black line down the center of my face. Flash forward to me building my house in the Sun Valley Idaho. It’s snowing, my ears are cold, my skin is dry, and countless pencils have already fallen from the perch on my ear, into snowdrifts, lost until spring for sure. I’m using a Stanley Power-lock tape measure to frame the second floor and I’ve just lost my last pencil. SOB#%^@#! So, I start using the edge of the tape case to indent the wood. This was the beginning of the idea that would eventually become the QUICKDRAW Pro marking tape measure.

Imagine your tape measure making 2000 marks per load...

Imagine reloading in 10 seconds...

Imagine it working with one hand...

Imagine it making a radius or circles...

Save $3000 a year, using the QuickDraw Marking Tape Measure

Save $3000 a year, using the QuickDraw Marking Tape Measure

The average carpenter wastes 15+ minutes every day, looking for a pencil, sharpening a pencil, looking for something to sharpen a pencil with, etc.. That's a lot of wasted time, and it adds up to approximately $3000 per year (based on $30 per hour). And that is just the beginning...

Does your tape measure make 2000 marks per load?
Does it reload in 10 seconds?
Does it work with one hand?
Does it make a radius or circle? 

These are a few of other factors that make the QuickDraw Pro tape, the new standard on the job site.   


Marking Dark materials with the NEW QUICKDRAW

Marking Dark materials with the NEW QUICKDRAW

Black graphite comes standard in all QuickDraw marking tape measures, but now WHITE GRAPHITE refills (technically white ceramic) is available, and these refills work in all QuickDraw Pro models. 

For everyone that works with metal, or any dark, hard to mark, materials that black graphite doesn't mark, you will love this option. The bright white mark is easy to see, and you'll get approximately 1000+ 1/4" marks. Reloads are fast and easy. No tools required, just follow the simple video on our website, and it will take less than 10 seconds. Oh, and the white graphite works in all QUICKDRAW models including the 16' and 25' QUICKDRAW Pro

QuickDraw: Marking Tape Measure Review

QuickDraw: Marking Tape Measure Review

The new QuickDraw Pro (Red), is the ultimate tape measure.  It has the following improvements and features over the QuickDraw (Black) DIY model: 

1.  A new break lock that captures the blade (top and bottom) with rubber grips, and the break button is co-molded with soft rubber, guaranteed to lock the blade solid. 

2. A new patented spool system for the smoothest blade action of any tape on the market.

3. A new (patent pending) wedge Tru-View indicator that insures even greater accuracy then our original (patent pending Tru-View indicator).      

4.  An improved marking system for easer reloads and more consistent marking. 5. A new extra heavy-duty chrome belt clip.

6. Upgraded star-drive fasteners that secure the tape housing.

7. An injection molded screen printed logo on the front (no cheap stick on labels for the QuickDraw Pro. 

8. A QuickDraw Pro key chain for holding extra graphite, and it also has the QuickDraw marker built-in (optional).

9. A nylon safety strap (optional, for working in high places).

10. New blade layouts (optional: Imperial 25’ &16”, Metric 8M &5M, EZ-READ 25’ &16’, Imperial/Metric 26’/8M, 16’/5M.

11.  New .9mm white ceramic refills for dark materials and metal work.