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16 ft. Compact Auto Lock Tape Measure

  • Up to 12 ft. of reach
  • Auto-lock easily locks blade in place
  • Nylon blade protection
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Product Overview

Tape measure featuring a lifetime warranty


Lifetime Warranty

The strong and durable construction is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Measuring tape featuring a belt clip on the side


Belt Clip for Convenience

A stamped steel belt clip makes it easy to keep this tape measure close at hand.

Tape measure featuring a fractional scale for easy reading


Fractional Scale for Precision

The fractional scale featured on the tape measure makes it easy to get a precise reading.

The Milwaukee 16 ft. Compact Auto-Lock Tape Measures deliver up to 12 ft. of reach. The auto-lock design automatically locks the user's blade in place for quick and efficient measuring. These tapes are equipped with wear resistant nylon blade protection and an Impact-resistant 5-point reinforced frame to withstand the jobsite. The tape blade also features a Fractional scale
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Locks user's blade in place for quick measuring
  • Wear resistant blade protection
  • Impact-resistant 5-point reinforced frame
  • Fractional Scale
  • Stamped Steel Belt Clip
  • Lanyard-ready for quick and easy tethering
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Measurement StandardSAESAESAESAE
Tape Length (ft.)16251630
FeaturesLockable,RetractableLockable,RetractableHand-Held,Lockable,RetractableRetractable
Standout (ft.)99149
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Blade MaterialNylonNylonSteelNylon
MaterialPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Measurement Accuracy (in.)±1/16 in.±1/16 in.±1/16 in.±1/16 in.
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Specifications

Dimensions

Housing depth (in.)
3.125
Housing height (in.)
2.75
Housing Length (in.)
3.125
Tape Length (ft.)
16
Tape Width (in.)
.5

Details

Blade Material
Nylon
Condition
New
Features
Lockable,Retractable
Hand Tool Type
Measuring Tape
Housing Material
Plastic
Included
Belt Clip
Material
Plastic
Measurement Accuracy (in.)
±1/16 in.
Measurement Standard
SAE
Package Quantity
1
Returnable
180-Day
Standout (ft.)
9
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

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Is it life time replacement

Asked by Mort November 22, 2020
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I have only taken one back but I didn't have any problems with getting it replaced.

Does this have a bottle opener on the back clip

Asked by Jorge September 24, 2020
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Mine didn't.

Has anyone else noticed the play in the metal end clip? It measures an 1/8 of an inch off if you are not careful.

Asked by ROF August 23, 2020
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Agreed. The play is too much. No way the end clip is that thick. Just account for it.

I measured 11.5' and tape will not re-tract

Asked by Woody August 6, 2020
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Was sent the wrong one and didnt have time to return it before I scuffed it up. I order the 12ft reach but got the 9 instead:(

How do I get my tape measure replaced if I can't find the receipt? It cracked on the side.

Asked by taba August 5, 2020
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I just took it back and said I wanted to exchange it for the same one.

My auto lock to stop locking on my table how do I seek warranty

Asked by Stanton July 13, 2020
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Not sure if there is one but you can try taking back and see what happens.

Does the auto lock work flawlessly? I ask b/c I purchased (and returned) two Stanley auto lock t...

Asked by DC3032 December 18, 2019
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Yes, I have had no problems with Auto Lock. I know that Milwaukee Tools are well known in several industries. I would definitely take it over any other brand

What is the standout length

Asked by Alex June 7, 2019
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It says 9 ft but really it's around 8.5ft

What is the width of the tape measure? Is it 1"?

Asked by JTP March 23, 2019
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yes. and the numbers are big and clear

Does this have metric markings?

Asked by Jenn February 11, 2019
5
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Yes it does

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NOT 12' Reach
Overall this is a very good tape measure, esp. for the price. However, the web description says 12' Reach. On the package, it specifically says 9' Reach. It does extend 9' without collapsing but there is absolutely no way this can be extended 12'. Despite this, a very nice product.
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I love this measuring tape! It has a feature that most measuring tapes do not have. When you pull...
I love this measuring tape! It has a feature that most measuring tapes do not have. When you pull out the tape it stays out. This feature makes it much easier to work with. Then when you push the button it retracts. I also like the fact the tape is sturdy. All around a quality product. If you want a great measuring tape, you should buy this one.
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I just got this item today. Upon opening it, a lot of the markings are almost completely faded an...
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I just got this item today. Upon opening it, a lot of the markings are almost completely faded and make it hard to read. The first place this starts is around the 3' mark, which is where a lot of measurements are needed.
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Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 8, 2020
Hello, this is Jacob with Milwaukee Tool. Z3, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your frustrations with your tape measure. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your frustrations with your Milwaukee Tool, and to provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank You
I bought this around 2 weeks ago. I use it around the house for my DIY projects, so I have not us...
I bought this around 2 weeks ago. I use it around the house for my DIY projects, so I have not used it all that much. The tape measure feels nice in my hand and the auto lock is stiff enough, but the numbers and lines that are printed on the top that we use to measure are starting to wear out already. Dont know if its because of the print didn't seal good or what. Have not tried taking it back for exchange, but after 2 weeks or so they probably won't take it back. Still a nice tape measure and probably won't 1st choice but not my last choice.
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Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 8, 2020
Hello, this is Jacob with Milwaukee Tool. Michael, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your frustrations with your Tape Measure. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your frustrations with your Milwaukee Tool, and to provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank You
Don't buy!
I am a Milwaukee fanboy, but this tape is not up to Milwaukee's quailty! I bought this tape measure to replace my $3 tape measures because I ruin them a lot and I thought that this tape measure would last longer. I was wrong! The day I bought this is started to mess up already. The numbers started wearing off as soon as I opened it.(see picture) I had a 25' tape measure from Milwaukee as well but the auto lock broke on it within 2 days! These tape measures are not up to Milwaukee's standards do not buy!
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Response from Milwaukee ToolMarch 4, 2020
Hello, this is Jacob with Milwaukee Tool. MilwaukeeMaster, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your frustrations with your tape measure. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your frustrations with your Milwaukee Tool, and to provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank You
I love this tape. It is so smooth when extending and retracting the tape. The tape itself Is coat...
I love this tape. It is so smooth when extending and retracting the tape. The tape itself Is coated and has easy to read measurements. I prefer Auto-Lock tapes and highly recommend this one if you do as well. The ability to add a lanyard is a nice feature as well. Overall, the tape feels solid and I believe it will hold up very well.
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I like the compact size of it and the auto lock it makes the job easy with one less thing to do o...
I like the compact size of it and the auto lock it makes the job easy with one less thing to do on a busy day
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The auto stand out feature does take a little getting used to but performs perfectly and is very ...
The auto stand out feature does take a little getting used to but performs perfectly and is very convenient when needed. The tape itself is a little flimsy for my taste but is coated and works well. I would recommend this to a friend, especially if you do a lot of framing work.
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Robust and precision ...
Robust and precision
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I own about 15 tape measures, all different brands & sizes and this is the first one that has t...
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I own about 15 tape measures, all different brands & sizes and this is the first one that has the auto lock & I love it! It's just so intuitive, pull out what you need and it stays, push the button and it retracts. Most times I don't need a 25' or 30' tape, it's bulky and easy to drop & the locking levers don't work that well after awhile. This little guy can do 95% of the measuring I need and is smaller & lighter in weight than the others & has a nice feel in hand The hook at the end is large enough to hold a knife to when cutting drywall & there are 3 rivets to help keep it attached to the tape. I also like the markings at the longer lengths, it actually says 15'4". If you need help with the fractions (or have a helper that does), they are printed out as well 1/8" 1/4" & 1/2", so it actually has 3/8" & 7/8" printed within each inch (see pic). The tape can stand out around 8'6" & is marked in red blocks with yellow numbers for 16 OC, and black blocks with yellow numbers for feet. The only minor learning curve I had was where to press to get the tape to retract, you have to push down toward back of the tapes black locking trigger rather than toward the front edge, but only took a few times to get used to it. This is how all tape measures should be made!
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