A combined tool includes a cutting tool that has a housing including a pair of conjoined shells. Each shell has a U-shaped notch formed at a distal end thereof that form a rectangular opening when the shells are abutted. Each shell has an interior groove formed therein that creates a storage chamber after the shells are abutted. A fastener is inserted through the shells. A plastic cap is connected to proximal ends of the shells. A measuring tape has a housing and an extendable and retractable body housed therein that has a rigid stop member coupled thereto. The stop member is vertically interfitted into the opening and remains spaced from the storage chamber so the user can maintain a continuous line of sight into the storage chamber while the body is engaged with the opening. The measuring tape and the cutting tool travel in sync during cutting procedures.