My Favorite Tape
Posted February 11, 2014
I have used a variety of measuring tape over the years, from cheap to not-so-cheap. When I saw this one advertised a number of years ago, I decided to try one. I have used this as my primary tape for nearly ten years now and have had no problem with it. It's in my shop apron as my go-to tape. Although I have two other tapes laying around my shop for 'quickie' measurements if I don't have my apron on, this is the one I use for final measurements when I'm milling wood. The locking mechanism has been dependable even in my dusty shop!
Great idea that doesn't work. After...
Posted September 2, 2013
Great idea that doesn't work. After a very short time the tape looses its ability to stop the tape from reeling back in. At that point it is totally useless! I have disassembled and cleaned the mechanism, which solves the problem-temporarily! Appears that the fine dust from woodworking coats the rubber 'stopper' making it ineffective at gripping the tape to hold it. Might work better for someone in construction since they don't get the very fine dust woodworkers encounter. Until they re-design the device I would not purchase.
I echo the sentiments of Blane...
Posted October 8, 2011
I echo the sentiments of Blane Becker, 2008. I finally found a short tape measure. I don't think any of us need a 25 foot tape measure unless we are measuring a room for cabinets or doing finish carpentry. This little jewel fits right in my hand, is light, and easy to read. I say the blade is not more than ¾ inch wide. Now lets see if it holds up.
This is my third one, but...
Posted March 23, 2011
This is my third one, but have not found any better. I just keep buying the same tape and hope it last longer than the last one.
The idea is great and so...
Posted September 27, 2010
The idea is great and so is the product until- it stops self locking after a period of use. Then it is worse than the kind you have to lock since there is no way to lock the self locking kind when it stops self locking.