Model # 48-22-5116

Internet #203980998

Milwaukee 16 ft. Magnetic Tape Measure


16 ft. Magnetic Tape Measure

  • Unique and innovative design for productivity
  • Compact design for tight spaces
  • Limited lifetime warranty
$14.97 /each

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Product Overview

Milwaukee Magnetic Tape Measures are nothing but heavy-duty. Boasting nylon blade protection and a 5-point reinforced frame, they offer up to ten times longer blade life than other designs by resisting contamination wear and increasing protection when dropped. To improve productivity on the job site, this tape measure features an innovative dual magnets design, which securely attaches to EMT sticks from below and steel studs in front. An additional distinctive feature is the finger stop, which protects your finger when the blade retracts, so you can count on safe, worry-free use every time.

  • Nylon bond blade protection for long blade life
  • 5-point reinforced frame helps protect against drops
  • Finger stop protects finger during blade retraction
  • Dual magnets prevent roll-off when measuring steel studs, EMT and threaded rod
  • Blueprint scale calculates 1/4 in. and 1/8 in. drawings
  • Wire form belt clip reduces pocket tearing
  • 2-sided printing increases measurement readability
  • Up to 9 ft. standout
  • 360-degree hook attachment for easy portability

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Customer Questions & Answers

do you have a replacement for a tape that has a slight break in it

I have a 25' tape that i recently purchased and just after a short while, less than a month, the tape cracked at the 6" mark. What can i do to repair/replace this item. thanks ken
Asked by: KenA
By the time you purchase a replacement tape, you might as well purchase a new tape measure. Although a bit more expensive, a heavy tape measure will last much longer and pays for itself over the long haul.
Answered by: Bluewinnie
Date published: 2016-10-08

do Milwaukee tape measures have fractions

do Milwaukee tape measures have fractions
Asked by: Terry
I have more than a few Milwaukee tapes, and none of mine have the actual fractional equivalent of each tick mark printed on the tape.
Answered by: Grogan14
Date published: 2017-02-19

Why not apply the lifetime warranty on the store? If on the label and website say lifetime warranty

Asked by: DA
Warranty claims for Milwaukee® products must be redeemed through our service channels. You can go to for details.
Answered by: MilwaukeeElectric
Date published: 2016-11-09

can i get this promo on a metric tape instead of Ft?

Asked by: Marco
I didn't see one in the store. Maybe check online or google it.
Answered by: kazz
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

16 ft. Magnetic Tape Measure is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 179.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 25'&30' tape measures I bought both tapes. They both broke with less than 30 day use. I do construction work. They do not hold up.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from From an electrician perspective. Pros *Finger stop is very useful. *The regular stop works well. ... From an electrician perspective. Pros *Finger stop is very useful. *The regular stop works well. *The base has enough grip to stay on the ground without a lock when pulling back off an object on the floor *The back is useful measuring heights with "u-bend method". *The casing is very durable. *Magnet is sometimes helpful for measurements but amazing for picking up dropped metal objects from the ladder. The magnet is very strong, it can hold a 3/4" compression coupling. Cons *The end bends very easily, mine eventually bent enough to break off. *The first inch is almost unreadable. *The magnet can sometimes make measurements more difficult by snapping to other other objects. *The belt snap at the back doesn't fit standard clips-ons on tool belts well. Used it for 3 months before it broke on a job site before it the end broke off. I would recommend this tape if the end didn't bend so easy (and eventually break off). A coworker broke the tape itself after about 3 months as well, but I never had issues with it.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy it Tape broke after one month of daily use.i am a professional plumber who has many other milwaukee tools that work great.this tape not only broke but the thing was getting so hard to read because it would not stay clean because of the type of coating on the also started rusting.the worst part is that the home Depot won't exchange it.has to be sent back to Milwaukee .I guess this is my last milwaukee tape!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Remodeler, 30 Years experience. I have used every tape in the world and nothing I mean "NOTH... Home Remodeler, 30 Years experience. I have used every tape in the world and nothing I mean "NOTHING" compares to the Milwaukee Tape. Enough Said!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was ok until... I bought this tape less then 3 months ago for measuring lumber at my work I haven't used it excessively. First thing I noticed that the metal end is to big and the metal not strong enough so it's bending and throws off measurements constantly second the bottom isn't really all that flat so it likes to tumble over when ur trying to use it. And then today it just ripped in half it got a small tear not even sure how and then it didn't even last the rest of the day just done . And speaking to others I work with the same thing has happened to them to with the Milwaukee. I wouldn't recommend
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fabricators best friend I have had magnetic tape measures in the past, in fact I had one of the first ones ever to come out. Being a welder and fabricator having a magnetic end tape measure is a great thing! This is by far the best magnetic tape measure I have ever come across and works great for my trade. I also like the tough housing because it can take a beating getting kicked around all day, the bar belt holder is much nicer than the normal style clip in my mind also I like the white reverse side as well and the oversized end. It can be difficult to read the first inch but this is usually never a problem I have to worry about. If you work with metal constantly then add one of these to your arsenal. if you need very precise measurement for say detailed woodworking then this isn't the tape for you. Even though I use this tape a lot I still have a large assortment of Fat Max tape measures in my toolbox for super accurate measurement when I'm cutting wood and other things that need super high tolerances. Still I love my Milwaukee magnetic tape measure and it is my go to tape measure!
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible design I only buy Milwaukee tools, I've just found them to be the best out of everything I've tried in the last 15 years, but this tape sucks. In my opinion, it has a huge design flaw which is the bottom is not flat enough for it to stay standing up. For example if you pull the tape out to measure something it will keep falling over while you try to mark your line. Very annoying especially when your work involves lots of measuring and cutting. The hook is also way too big. Some people like that, personally I don't because it makes the tape measure sit at a slight incline which further adds to its inability to stay standing up since it's not very flat to begin with. Again I love Milwaukee so I'm not hating on the name, but for someone like me who uses a tape measure everyday all day for work, it just does not cut it.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughtful features make this a must have If you're like me, you probably think most tape measures are the same. While that's generally true this tape measure, in addition to having the standard features of others, has a few bonus features that I feel set it apart. Worth noting: - Magnetic end means it sticks to wall studs as well as your fridge (if you're trying to measure from one end of the kitchen to another) - The tape itself is semi-textured nylon, almost like a very rigid fabric which means it doesn't seem to have the tendency to fold or buckle like other aluminum tape measures I've had. - Finger stop: You can retract the tape measures with no fear of pinching fingers or slamming the end. Worth spending a little extra to get these thoughtful features.
Date published: 2013-08-09
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