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Model # 48-22-5116

Internet # 203980998

Store SKU # 1000011167

16 ft. Magnetic Tape Measure

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$19.97 /each




Model # 48-22-5116

Internet # 203980998

Store SKU # 1000011167

Milwaukee Magnetic Tape Measures are Nothing But Heavy Duty.  Using Nylon Blade Protection and a 5-Point Reinforced Frame, they offer up to 10X Longer Blade Life, by resisting contamination wear and increasing protection when dropped.   To increase productivity on the jobsite, Milwaukee Magnetic Tapes feature a new-to-world Dual Magnets, which securely attaches to EMT sticks from below and steel studs in front. An additional innovative feature is the Finger Stop, which protects your finger when the blade retracts.

  • Nylon bond blade protection
  • 5-point reinforced frame
  • Finger stop - protects finger during blade retraction
  • Dual magnets - prevents 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
  • Includes: (1) 16 ft. Magnetic Tape Measure

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Housing depth (in.) 
Housing height (in.) 
Housing length (in.) 
Tape Length (ft.) 
16 ft 
Belt clip 
Hand Tool Type 
Measuring Tape 
Housing Material 
Magnetic Tip 
Measurement Standard 
Tools Product Type 
Hand Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Lifetime Warranty 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 148 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 Won't have to buy another unless I lose it Which if I lost it I'd buy the same one. Solidly made, good weight, and the magnet is neat and can come in handy. Able to pull the measurer when the magnet is attached to your object. September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My favorite tape measure Best feature- the place that protects your index finger from getting slammed by the returning tape! September 1, 2015
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