Wow. You might think, what can be so amazing about a measuring tape. Well, I have been a professional carpenter for years, and I just bought this little guy to have on hand for those quick little household projects where I don't want to drag out my whole tool belt. I wasn't expecting much for the price I paid. But here's why it's amazing:
2) nylon-coated blade so it has a super-smooth motion
3) the extra curvature makes it able to extend surprisingly far without support. So that's why it gets a wow rating
Way more than I expected for the price. It's truly a superior product.
I keep like five of these lying around so I won't have to look much when I need it. It is accurate and durable, the lock works, and the spring has never failed.
One of its best traits is no sharp corners. It sits lightly in your pocket and does not wear out the fabric of your trousers. The 16' length is sufficient for 98% of measuring jobs.
Stuck for a guy gift? Give him one of these, he'll silently thank you every time he uses it.
Great little measuring tape. I bought this tape after I lost the earlier one while moving apartments. It is made of solid durable plastic and will not break easily. The tape retracts into the body once you release it after measuring. The little black slider holds the tape in place and prevents retracting in case you want to keep working with the tape continuously. Probably the best measuring tape for its price. Recommend buying it.
I didn't think this measuring tape would be much of a tool, but I was wrong. It's lightweight but sturdy, easy to read. There is the added bonus of U.S. and Metric measurement. Having both is a great teaching tool. Since most of the world uses the Metric Standard, Americans are mostly clueless when encountering the system. Knowledge is power.
This is exactly what I wanted. Not some big heavy duty tape for construction work but just a solid tape measure with both metric and American. I keep it by my chair to use for measuring household items when deciding which ones will be best to purchase. While this is not a heavy construction tape it is plenty durable and seems like it will last as long as I do
Looked at all our local hardware and big box stores for a metric tape measure, and no one sells one. Found this one quickly and the price was right. Was going to give it to my husband for Christmas but caved and gave it to him early. He's used it a lot for various projects and he's glad to have it. Thanks for the prompt delivery and good product!
It works but a little too sharp on the edge of the tape.
We recently moved into our first house, and we needed to add a few more tools to our collection thus far. After spending a few days looking at reviews and other guides on how to pick the best tape measure, we picked up this little guy. Not only was it my favorite color, but it was also really durable. After taking the time to test it on a few projects, this was well worth the money. It is a perfect addition to any set of tools.