Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 166
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chevy513 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!
May 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pdxer Not that great
Some neat features but the hook is big and not that strong. I am just a diy guy and have had to try and bend the hook back to get acurate measurements. Im not hard on my tools either. And now the lock doesnt lock the tape anymore. I would prefer a tape that makes accurate measurments and locks. All the other gadgets are great if the main parts still work. Just be careful when the hook hooks on something not to pull on it, otherwise it will bend.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Possibly the best tape measure I've ever had.
This is the most thoroughly thought through design for a tape measure. It does everything expect and more. It's durable.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Just what I needed!
Been fighting with two different brands of rulers during recent project, this ruler helped me finish the project. Has just the right features to help you maintain your cool. Good reach without folding and locking mechanism actually works.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ed The #1 in the market
Excellent tool I definitely purchase more Milwaukee tools
March 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chris Almost perfect
Gets the job done! The belt clip is a little too tight and very difficult to get on but hopefully it will loosen up over time.
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RepurposeUSA Not good for carpentry
The wide hook makes it difficult to make smaller measurements
January 10, 2016
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