Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 150
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox A well made tape measure that looks like it will last for a long time.
It is pretty chunky being 3¼” long (why not make it exactly 3” to make internal measurements that much easier?)
The belt clip is very strong and would not go onto my leather belt but does slide into a pocket edge.
The magnetic end of the tape holds onto the metal screw of a light switch easily.
The package claims it can extend up to 9’ and I can get it to extend 103” - 5” shy of 9’. The tape has a very deep curve to it, which is needed to enable such a good extension.
The tape itself is nylon coated and very easy to read. Retraction spring is strong and the lock easy to apply and solid.
July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hootbro Great tape measure for drop down ceiling and steel framing work
This is a top notch, high quality tape measure. The actual tape is very robust, legible and versatile in both use and function.
Tape is dual marked on both sides. Top side is the usual inch graduated scale that all tradesmen are use to. The unique thing about this tape measure though, is the the bottom side is also graduated with both an inch scale that is displayed on the vertical, but also includes a Architectural Scale for use with drawings in both a 1/8" and 1/4" scale.
I use used this tape measure for a drop down ceiling project and the magnetic tape end came in handy for the metal framing work.
Tape was also dropped from approximately a 40' ceiling a handful of times with no worse for wear and continued to function fine. I highly recommend this tape measure and has me looking at the rest of the Milwaukee tape measure line for my other tape measure needs.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MilwaukeeMatt Best in Class
Best tape i have ever used, love the arc rule and double sided feature.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maker Buy one!
The most comfortable tape measure I've used. Marks on both sides are helpful, you just need to remember that they are there. I'm used to a 30' fatmax tape but this one is good for 95% of what I do and would definitely buy it again without a second thought. Magnet tip has come in handy on multiple occasions. Built like a tank!
September 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinOH Love this tape measure
If you're buying in the store, make sure you double check which one you grabbed. There is a nearly identical unit for a dollar cheaper but it DOES NOT have the magnetic tip that this one does... and you're going to want that magnetic tip!
The tip is oversized so it's super easy to grab on to things, but the magnetic tip makes it even easier to use as a one man operation. Don't pull too hard, just let it guide out on it's own.
If I could improve anything, I liked how my old tape had the 1/8 and 1/16 printed much more obvious.. but it's a minor complaint. This tape is my every day go to tape.
August 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trav Strong and Durable
This specific model I bought in the 16 ft length for furniture building. No. 1 I love the build quality of the tape. It's joined in multiple places by screws nice and tight. The screws are deep in the case and protected. This tape will and has taken some drops on concrete. It also has over-molded parts on the case so it's comfortable to hold and use. This also provides a little shock absorption for a drop. The Tape itself is very stiff and able to pull longer measurements without bending. It has a coating to make it more durable and scratch resistant. This coating does make the tape have a unique sound, but the quality of the tape far outweighs this minor detail. It has a much stronger metal belt hook that holds better than other brands' simple tabbed clips. The magnetic tape tip can be useful but is fine either way. Lastly, a big plus for comfort is the integrated thumb slot to slow the tape as it recoils back in to keep the tip from snapping off, though I doubt it would. Buy this tape if want a quality tool. It comes in 25 ft. model too.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by torino milwaukee tape measure
This is the best tape measure I have ever used. The magnets are great and dual sided marks makes reading dimensions simple!
September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by freelyelee 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.
- 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.
August 9, 2013