Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 55
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nick Great at parties
Very entertaining to poke at unknowing people's cheeks or to drop very light objects on them. Unfortunately not powerful enough to untie shoe laces or open even the most sensitive of push forts
December 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IHCman B&D Auto tape measure
The B&D Auto tape measure is as described. It functions well and proved quite useful to me as I am often working alone on projects around the house and acreage. Being able to run the tape out and retract partially beyond the reach of my arms is often useful.
It will not replace all of my other tape measures. By necessity the tape measure is large in size and relatively heavy compared to other tape measures. I certainly would not want to hang it on a belt loop for many jobs.
Overall, I am pleased with my purchase.
May 12, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Knabber Sturdy, but needs top level batteries
I went from NiCad batteries to Li for this unit, but that is probably the amount of wear and tear I put on it as a Facility Manager.
Usually a crew of one on jobs, so this is essential and a time saver instead of walking the length of the measurement with a normal tape.
Definitely not something to wear like a normal tape due to the actuator adding some girth to the unit, but definitely on the top of my tool bag.
Current price was amazing, I bought several and gave a few as gifts.
April 27, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OakleyAveOverhauler Handy helper, but HEAVY
Bought one of these each for my husband & father. They get some use out of them, but generally the convenience of being able to use it with one hand is offset by the heaviness of the tape measure. Its also slow to extract & retract. I find its easier to use for little projects like picture hanging or crown molding measuring than measuring room dimensions. As a woman with medium-smallish hands, I find the weight & the dimensions are a little bulky and awkward.
October 5, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by toughrigger4 Auto Tape
Received tape just in time to measuer all the rooms in my home for new carpeting. This is the best thing to happen to a tape measure since the invention of numbers !! Much, much faster and easier than a conventional tape. It does away with the need for a helper. Easy battery insertion, hefty tape doesn't bend or flop around like a conventional tape measure and the price is outstanding. The only way to make it any better is give it away. Thanks Home Depot
May 11, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EricMT Great fathers day present
I bought 3 of these for fathers day presents. I have already used mine and it is working great. It works really well, when you are trying to do a project by yourself. The first project I used it for was hanging shelves, and it was great not having to use my foot to keep it at baseboard while measuring. It was also nice being able to run the tape out to the end of the shelf before I cut it.
I would give it a full 5 stars if it was lighter.
April 13, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handyCat AutoTapeMeasure
The is a GREAT tool/gadget! The item comes with its own AAA bateries, but they didn't work. I installed new AAA batteries and the B&D Auto Tape Measure works exactly like it says on the package. It makes it so much easier for one person to do job. The item is a bit heavy, but you get use to it. I can't wait for Christmas to give these out as gifts, even to my single female friends!
April 13, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eufaula Must have tape measure
Excellent tool when working alone and when measuring long boards and especially when working in tight places. My wife even likes this because she can do her measuring without asking for my help. The only detriment is the weight of the tool which is why I rate it as 'Good' and not 'Excellent'. I've been using it for a couple of months and the original batteries are still going strong.
May 8, 2008