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!
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.
Finally! The ideal tape measure! Why...
Posted August 5, 2008
Finally! The ideal tape measure! Why did it take so long for this tool to be manufactured? I no longer have to fumble with awkward or sticky tape measure locks. Just pull the tape out and it stays where you stop until you push the button to retract the tape. It is just the right size to fit in the palm of your hand and in an apron pocket. For outdoor work or construction, I'll reach for a bigger tape, but this will handle most everything in the shop. It is brightly colored to be easy to find when I lay it down. It has comfortable, rubber cushioned, rounded edges. The tape has a great, non-glare finish and a sliding hook. The body is an even 3" long for easy addition when doing inside measurements. I plan to buy several more so I'll have spares for when they get borrowed or lost, and a few more for gifts.