Here’s the Quickdraw Pro, a tape measure with a built-in mark-maker:
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As my eyes age, the main thing I prize in a tape measure is legibility of the tick marks. Beyond that I’ve begrudgingly accepted that modern tape measures are disposable, with the tapes prone to damage, or me just losing them.
What I’ve never had a problem with is making the actual mark, so I don’t see the benefit of the Quickdraw (plus I don’t want to maintain extra graphite rollers). But others might; so what say you, gimmick or useful?