My curious 5 year old pulled the blade completely out of my tape measure: how do I re-install the blade? The tape measure is a 25 foot Stanley Powerlock II.
I've re-attached the blade to the power spring, but, need advice on how to wind-up the blade such that the spring pulls the blade in rather than driving it out.
(This must be such a simple and obvious task that no one seems to have written on it! I couldn't find any help on this topic at this forum, the web sites for Stanley's, Lufkins, or the web in general.)