# measureing wheel

#### bohiaa

##### LawnSite Fanatic
can someone explane to me how this thing works...
I went and bought one at Home depot but it looks like it dont do the math.

it will measure one way then i can save that then it will measure the other.

the total button just gives the total of both NOT square yards of feet.

did I get screwed again

#### gravtyklz

##### LawnSite Member
not sure all type of measuring wheels do different things.

My measuring wheel doesnt even do as much as yours does

#### fiveoboy01

##### LawnSite Silver Member
Uh, take the one measurement, then the other, then multiply them. That will give you square feet.

I've never heard of a wheel that will calculate square feet for you. I wouldn't pay the extra for one anyways. That's what your brain/calculator is for.

#### Skimastr105

##### LawnSite Senior Member
What are "square yards of feet?"

OP

#### bohiaa

##### LawnSite Fanatic
What are "square yards of feet?"
a typo....square yards OR feet

the "R" is right next to the "F" and dwon a little

#### gravtyklz

##### LawnSite Member
What are "square yards of feet?"
oh man....

I typed up a whole explanation about what a square yard and square foot is....then.....

well then I realized that you were quoting a typoe.... I'm glad I noticed before posting it atleast...

OP

#### bohiaa

##### LawnSite Fanatic

do you realize how much we saved by explaning that was a typo.... I mean

GOOD GOD MAN......

#### NELawnCare

##### LawnSite Member
can someone explane to me how this thing works...
I went and bought one at Home depot but it looks like it dont do the math.

it will measure one way then i can save that then it will measure the other.

the total button just gives the total of both NOT square yards of feet.

did I get screwed again

Hope this helps...

#### Mr. Vern

##### LawnSite Senior Member
I would not expect the wheel to give you square footage. There is no way for the wheel to know that you are working with right angles, and so it would tend to be very error prone unless the operator really knew what they were doing; in which case they would not need the wheel. If you want to have technology do the calcs for you, you will probably need to get a gps unit that is designed for that purpose - very spendy!