Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vorder70 Accurate, easy-to-use measuring device
I bought this measuring wheel mainly for measuring my lawn for calculating needed product rates, such as fertilizers. Obviously, accuracy is less important for this application, but I still like to know that my measuring devices are accurate. So, I did a few tests to check it's accuracy, especially after reading other reviews of disappointed purchasers of this product. I did 10 tests of the roughly 29 foot width of my driveway. Before performing the tests, I placed hard stops at both start and stop locations to ensure that I was measuring the same (almost exact) span of driveway each time. In 5 of the test runs I came up with 28.65', 3 times it read 28.60', and 2 times it was 28.70'. Based on my calculations, I saw a roughly .17% margin of error. Stated another way, the most it was off was .6 inches over a 29 ft distance. It's quite possible that the variances came from slight drift of the wheel while placing it at the starting position, or even hitting a small piece of mulch on the driveway could make the wheel 'jump' slightly enough to make the reading off by a half inch. In any case, it would certainly suffice for measuring just about anything where one would be using a measuring wheel rather than another device capable of greater precision.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Polothehandyman Very good!
Very good product.
I love it!
Easy to use,perfect for small or big projects
July 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OldR2 Inexpensive & does the job
Not sure why they went with 2 wheels instead of 1, but it's still the same, reliable measure. Don't let it get wet!
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Red Just what I needed.
It's difficult for me to bend over and every senior should have one if you do any area measuring.
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kc Great!!!!
I love it!!! It has been so easy to use and I am glad I purchased it.
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Very inaccurate, different readings every time
I tried one in the store and measured the same distance (10') several times and got varying readings by over 6". I figured the first one had problems so I made the mistake of purchasing an identical one.(without checking it) Got it home and did 10 identical runs of an exact 7' length. 2 out of the 10 times I actually got a 7' measurement, 6 times I got a measurement of 7' 3" to 7' 6", and the other 2 measurements were over 6" off. Each test was done using the exact same starting and stopping method of the measurement. Trying to measure a 30' length? Do the math to figure the major inaccuracy of this product. (I'm sure there must be a "Made in China" label somewhere I didn't see). Please don't waste your money on this model. I wouldn't recommend the next level up of the Lufkin either as it uses the same counter mechanism. I can get a more accurate measurement stepping off with my feet since my foot with shoe is exactly 1'. Oh yeah, I just noticed I was wrong - There is a "Made in Taiwan" label
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StephanieP Good solid measuring wheel!
I have been using measuring wheels in my work for the past 8 yrs. I used to purchase Stanley brand only, but have found this brand to be very reliable. I esp like the dbl wheeled, not single wheeled handheld as it is performs faster on diff types of soils/surfaces.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacob Very useful
I'm a physical therapist and use this to measure how far my patients are walking. It's functioning great and happy to have the tool. I like the articulating arm and the two wheels to keep it stable. Great for indoor use. I haven't used it outdoors but I doubt it would be a best for that because of the flat wheels. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase including quality. I would recommend it to anyone with indoor use.
February 16, 2016