Lufkin created their tape reel frames with the user in mind. It's rugged, sturdy, easy-to-use, and super reliable.
The 31100 tape reel is designed for chain style tapes. It has a figure 8, two arm construction which support the oversized drum. The one piece winding handle has a smooth and quick return of the line. It's nickel plated which makes it ideal for rugged use.
The Lufkin 31100 can house tapes that are either 1/4" or 5/16" wide, but only up to 100' (30m) in length.