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Model # 48-22-5525

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Milwaukee Discontinued

25 ft. General Contactor Tape Measure

  • Ideal for the pro's in layout applications
  • Compact design for comfort
  • Limitied lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

  • Ideal for the pro's in layout applications
  • Compact design for comfort
  • Limitied lifetime warranty
Milwaukee's line of next generation tape measures will provide users improved features to aid in layout applications. While still providing up to 10X life and durability from our nylon coated blade and 5-point reinforced frame, 2 new features include a wider base for more stability and an optimized hook design for scoring applications. This new lineup of tape measures targets key users groups that value a stable yet very durable tape measure like remodelers, framers, and general contractors.
  • Nylon bond blade protection
  • 5-point reinforced frame
  • Wire form belt clip
  • Optimized blade for scoring applications
  • Wider base for more stability

Product Overview

  • Ideal for the pro's in layout applications
  • Compact design for comfort
  • Limitied lifetime warranty
Model #: 48-22-5525
Internet #: 205598793

Milwaukee's line of next generation tape measures will provide users improved features to aid in layout applications. While still providing up to 10X life and durability from our nylon coated blade and 5-point reinforced frame, 2 new features include a wider base for more stability and an optimized hook design for scoring applications. This new lineup of tape measures targets key users groups that value a stable yet very durable tape measure like remodelers, framers, and general contractors.

  • Nylon bond blade protection
  • 5-point reinforced frame
  • Wire form belt clip
  • Optimized blade for scoring applications
  • Wider base for more stability

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Specifications

Dimensions

Housing Length (in.)
4.76
Housing depth (in.)
2.72
Housing height (in.)
7.18
Tape Length (ft.)
25
Tape Length (ft.)
25 ft

Details

Belt clip
Yes
Electronic
No
Hand Tool Type
Measuring Tape
Housing Material
Plastic
Lockable
Yes
Magnetic Tip
No
Measurement Standard
SAE
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Housing Length (in.)
4.76
Housing depth (in.)
2.72
Housing height (in.)
7.18
Tape Length (ft.)
25
Tape Length (ft.)
25 ft

Details

Belt clip
Yes
Electronic
No
Hand Tool Type
Measuring Tape
Housing Material
Plastic
Lockable
Yes
Magnetic Tip
No
Measurement Standard
SAE
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

Milwaukee 25 ft. Have fraction numbers?

Asked by: Rojo12
no
Answered by: CONCRETEMAN
Date published: 2018-03-01

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
I know this question is antiquated, but I felt a driving urge to respond so people that read this will know. Take it back to Home Depot and get a new one. They have excellent support. Milwaukee doesn't need to be involved. Just tell them the truth - "I am not happy with the durability of this product. It broke far too easily."
Answered by: David
Date published: 2017-12-05

Is it an easy read?

Asked by: Tone
no
Answered by: CONCRETEMAN
Date published: 2018-03-01

Is this lifetime warranty

Asked by: Champ
It has a limited lifetime warranty, not unconditional. Probably covered for defects in material and workmanship, but not for things like stepping on the tape, other abuse. You could call Milwaukee at 1-800-SAWDUST to ask their exact policy.
Answered by: Grogan14
Date published: 2018-04-26
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Customer Reviews

25 ft. General Contactor Tape Measure is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 175.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money, for so many reasons... Milwaukee's magnetic tapes are over-engineered garbage. The small magnet in the tip is centered, limiting contact points. There's a second magnet on the blade for pipe measuring, but it's useless on non-ferrous metals. The tape lock isn't firm, allowing the slightest back pressure to move it. All of the ones I've tried in stores have the same tape lock problems as well. The 16's are the worst. Also, the first inch of the Milwaukee tape is almost unreadable, as it's covered by a massive plastic tab and the base is so thin, the tape tends to fall over when measuring things like lumber and pipe where you need the tape to stand alone so you can mark the material because the bottom profile is too thin. There's an annoying plastic whistle produced by the Milwaukee tape moving through the casing and the uncentered blade top hooks toward the side won't catch anything less than 1" and again, the second magnet is useless for pvc, aluminum, copper, etc. If I hadn't received the Milwaukee tape as a free gift with an M12 purchase, I would have returned it.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this tape! I've used Stanley tapes for over 30 years hoping somebody would make a better one. Finally they did! This Milwaukee Tape is so much better than the other tapes. It has a larger hook on the end of the tape that will hook not only on the back or bottom of the tape but it will also hook with either side or the top. Plus it has a printed scale on both faces of the tape. It has the traditional yellow on top and a white scale on the back. And both faces of the tape are textured like they have fabric on them which makes the tape anti-glare and easier to read in bright sunlight. It now has a metal bar with a gap behind it on the bottom so you can use your finger to brake the tape when running it in without it pinching your finger when it gets to the end like other tapes do. It has a heavy spring wire belt clip that is easier to hook onto my pocket or belt. It has heavy black rubber molded around the edges making it easier to grip and the dark red and black color is easy to spot. Some times I have hard time finding my other tape with the chrome finish on it when its laying with my other chromed finish tools. This one is a lot easier to spot with the red & black. Now that I have this Milwaukee tape I'm going to retire my old Stan tape.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from bat wing hook The end of the tape is hard to read, and it bends too easily. I've had to adjust it several times to get it to read right because it bent.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good start I purchased this as a combo at Christmas. It included a 16' tape. The 16' tape broke the first time I used it. the tape would not retract. The 25' tape has performed as expected so far. I have used it on a few jobsites and regularly at home. The reach is about 11'-12' before collapsing. The tape texture is unique and the measurements printed on both sides are a nice feature. I also has an Architectural scale rule on the backside of the first 12" of tape. The magnetic end is useful for me working in the HVAC industry, allowing me to take dimensions without help. There are other brands with similar characteristics that I would recommend over this product.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
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 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 Best tape measure so far... Been going through a lot of tape measures lately mainly when you pulled them out completely and then they don't go back. Have bought cheap ones and moderate priced ones and they eventually all fail. Decided to buy these Milwaukee tapes as they came in a two pack stating on the package one is free. Well that is not the case as one sold in its own pack was about $17 and this "buy one get one free" was $25. Pointed this out to the sale person who was surprised to learn this. The tapes are excellent thought. Very smooth and easy to read. Nice large heavy duty belt clip too making it easy to clip to your pants or work belt. The tape itself is a little different as it is not a hard steel and I think it has Mylar in which make it bend without putting a permanent crease as in hard metal tapes. Overall, the best tape I've bought so far, but then again it is the most expensive tape I've bought.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs Improvement The Tape has some good features but needs some work back at the chalkboard to make it better. I bought this tape because the magnets seemed secure & I have Milwaukee tools. What I did not like was a 7 to 8 foot stand out only; the nice wire guard on the front was nice but it was round & will not let the tape sit flat on the floor or work surface (rolls around a bit); the tape lock seems kinda flimsy. I did like the wire belt clip. These days, I really have not found anyone that makes really great tape measure (or one that holds up). I hope that Milwaukee goes back to improve this one.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The new standard in tapes For years I have used Stanley Powerlock tapes exclusively, but recently have been dissapointed by the blade quality and durability of the newer models. I decided to try the Milwaukee tape after reading a review from a tool magazine. This will be my new standard now. The blade quality is excellent, the blade coating is superior to other brands, the belt hook holds it tight without tearing up your belt or pants pocket, and the best part is the blade hook. It's big enough to catch edges from a distance without being so big it snags on everything. I verified it with digital calipers to be accurate to 1/32 for both push and pull measurements, so no more "burning an inch". As a pro carpenter I live and die by the tape, and I'm in love with this one.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely has its pros and cons I gave this tape 3 stars because it is well made, durable and has good smooth mechanics. That being said, anyone thinking of owning one should be aware of some its drawbacks. I am a carpenter and have used a ton of different tape measures of all different brands and have yet to find the perfect tape measure. This one has the potential to be about the closest thing out there if Milwaukee were to improve on a number of different annoying and poorly designed features. For instance, It has a "pocket saver" belt clip which is made of a rounded tube-shaped metal instead of a flat metal clip. I guess this feature is good for saving pockets, but I personally have my tape measure hooked on my tool belt much more often than I do on my pocket and the tube shaped clip is extremely difficult and annoying to get on and off of a standard tape measure clip. Also, the actual tape itself does not have great rigidity or standout compared to other pro-grade tapes I've used. It only stands out to about 8' and is constantly collapsing when trying to measure overhead. I guess they tried to compensate by putting numbers on the backside of the tape, but I find few applications where its practical to use that feature. I would personally prefer to just have a stiffer tape. A good pro-grade tape should do about 10-12' standout. I had a heavy duty bosch that would stand out to close to 15', which was the best I've seen. (what's even more annoying is that Milwaukee also makes a 35' model which uses the same limp tape). The bottom of the tape, for some reason, is sort of rounded, which is an extremely poor design feature. The resulting annoyance is that when you pull the tape out then try to leave it sit on a board to mark measurements, it constantly wants to fall over or roll off of the board. Another bad feature of this tape is that the rivet plate that holds the hook to the end of the tape is too big and covers most of the first inch of the tape. So in circumstances where you don't have room to extend the tape any further, taking measurements of less than 1" is nearly impossible. On the bright side. Milwaukee did put some time and effort into developing some cool features you might use like twice like having numbers on the backside of the tape and a built-in arc scale ruler....so, there's that. I personally will probably not buy another one of these. I would recommend a heavy duty bosch, DeWalt, or even Masterforce tape measure over this one...that is unless you think you'll always have a free hand to mark your measurements, don't plan on measuring any spans over 8', and really hate the tops of your pockets being frayed.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tape I Ever (almost) Owned I needed a new 25' tape & was comparing prices in the store when this one caught my eye. "What makes this worth almost $1/ft?", I thought. I picked it up instantly had to have it. The hook is great without being too big. The finger stop is my favorite feature. The double-sided markings have been a blessing. The retraction is smooth & strong. I used to love the Stanley Leverlocks, but the quality has gone down in the last few years. Although, my 16' I found on a jobsite is still my primary tape & still going strong. Most of my measuring is 12' & under. Now, to the almost part. I was in line behind my boss to checkout & he looked at it while the materials were getting rung up. He snatched it form me & bought it for himself. It is in my tool belt, but he owns it. That's OK. I'll get my own on the next job we don't work together & also pick up a smaller one to use as my primary tape.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total junk What a piece of junk. This is one of those tools that makes you wonder if anyone actually tested it prior to production. Pros: 1. numbers are listed on both sides. It's hard to find a tape measure that is two sided. 2. Huge hook with Magnetic end 3. Lock actually works. 4. The build quality is very good. Cons: 1. The hook is attached with a plate on the bottom of the tape. What this does is snags the end of whatever you're hooking and if you're not paying attention will cause the cut to be about 1.5" short. What a piece of junk. I cut a $50 PVC trim-board too short because of this. 2. Same problem with the snagging something with the top side of the hook. If you're not careful you'll snag the magnet and not the hook. 3. When I'm using my SCMS, I usually don't bother to mark the board, instead I just move the material with the tape measure standing up and put a tooth of the blade directly on the number on the number with the tape measure stretched out. What happens with the milwaukee tape measure, the body of the tape measure doesn't stand up, it falls over. 4. The functional design is hugely flawed. At the price they get for this, it should have been the best tape measure I've ever owned. I've never owned a tool that I was so angry at that I destroyed it. This is the first.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice benefits I love the gauge of steel that was used to make this, great standout length. And the measure marks on the back are quite convenient! The finger lock is great as well, Kinda of the best of lever lock and thumb lock but more convenient. I have only used the magnet a few times, works nice, but that big, huge, double sided tape-end is cool, holds on anything! I love this tape, and because my work requires me to have several tool boxes, I am getting more of these! Love it! (Just wish it was made by Yellow-and-Black to match my other tools)
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST MAGNETIC tape out there!!!! I work at Electric Boat and I cut all kinds of metal sizes and shapes all night long. This means that I am constantly measuring all night long. I really like the EASY TO READ NUMBERS, as well as foot and the stud center marks. The belt hook works the best of ALL of the tape measures THAT I HAVE EVER OWNED. It hooks to your back pocket FIRST time and EVERY time. So do what I did and go to the tool department of the Home Depot and compare this tape measure for yourself and it will win ITSELF over to you.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Tape Measure I don't recommend buying the last one on the shelf. After using the tape measure for a week, we pulled it out to its maximum length and it disconnected from the winder inside. We did appreciate the Home Depot return policy and are now enjoying our new tape measure once again. No plans to pull it all the way out. We appreciate the markings on both sides, the magnetic end and the smooth distribution and return of the tape.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing Special Ive had this tape measure a little over two months, and guess what, im heading to the store to buy a replacement. A little over 60 days in and the tape tore already. I'm a contractor, I use it everyday, and I do know how to take care of a tape measure. I'm pretty convinced no one makes a lasting tape measure, so why pay 20 something for a tape that wont last any longer than a 13 dollar tape.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from made well but has design flaws The metal head is too big and hard to fit into tight spaces. Belt clip is hard to clip on to a belt. Bottom of tape housing isn't flat and causes the tape to roll over when locked open and laid out on a board. No where on the tape to scribble measurements. Hard to read first inch of tape. Upon retraction tape occasionally twists and gets jammed in metal guard
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Impressed with blade only... I loved the feel and the blade. As other reviewer stated the end gets stuck like crazy, and the thing that drove me crazy was, when measuring boards the tape doesn't stand on its own, it falls over. I did use it on a plumbing job and did like the magnetic tip.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awesome tape I have the 25 foot as well as the 16 foot. Right now Milwaukee has the best tape measure on the market. Just a little better than the cobalt magnetic tape.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Details matter The finger slot to hold the tape is fantastic plus adding the coating to the tape helps its motion. So far, this is the best tape measure I've used.
Date published: 2014-11-11
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 2 out of 5 by from not functional The tape measurer works well. But the bottom is roundef and will not stand up by itself. Not very functional for me.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Milwaukee magnetic tape measure 25' The tape measure broke after a week and half!!! Took it back and purchased the Stanley FatMax!
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I am a contractor by trade and this tape measure is very handy and seems to be holding up very well.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice fit for the hand! Works well but wish the blade lock was a little stronger!
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nice change from Stanley I have gone through numerous Stanley and DeWalt tape measures, and found that they got the job done, but either broke or lost their legibility as time when on, and were nothing special. After my DeWalt just broke when I tried to pull it out to it's full 25 ft length, I went to HD and decided to be a bit choosier this time. There was not much difference in price between similarly featured tape measures, but I selected the Milwaukee model because it had a mylar finish and a more ergonomic design. What I particularly like is the feel of the retraction. Try that for yourself when you next need a tape measure. I don't know how well it will hold up in the long run, but subjectively it seems better designed than the Stanley or DeWalt tapes, so I am hopeful.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been using it for two years Favorite tape so far, but for the love of anything.... do not drop it. As with any tape with a wide end, it will bend if you drop it. It's a hassle to break out the pliers and straighten it out (which is easy, just a hassle) Also wish it could stand alone on it's base better, it has rounded features and takes some finesse to get it to stand without holding it. If you think those two things will annoy you, go get a fatmax or something. I've been using it for carpentry mainly, and it's easy to read, the blueprint scale on the bottom of the tape is really handy, plus the construction of the tape itself is really good to boot. I've bought three already and one 16ft because you can't have too many good tapes.
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I picked this up to replace another tape with a broken blade. I have had this tape for about 6 m... I picked this up to replace another tape with a broken blade. I have had this tape for about 6 months. What I like: Rugged build; locking mechanism; Has measurements on both sides of the blade; magnetic tip (great for attaching to corner drywall edging). What I don't like: Heavy; Belt loop holder is to stiff (takes both hands to attach to pocket). My biggest complaint is that the tip bend inward, throwing off my measurements by 1/16th of an inch, as opposed to outward (as happens when you keep pulling the tap to pop it out of a crack). I was hoping I could get a replacement blade. But no luck. So this one is in the garbage and I'm shopping for its replacement.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just as with cameras, the best tape measure is the one you have with you when you need it. My pro... Just as with cameras, the best tape measure is the one you have with you when you need it. My problem with the Milwaukee tape measures is that the opening belt clip is fitted extremely tight to the housing of the tape measure and the metal clip is so strong and stiff that it is totally unusable. Not sure who needs a clip to be so tight-I have to use two hands to open the clip and attach it to my belt. I often want a tape measure clipped to my pocket or belt and this one is impossible to clip. I like the Stanley's for the clip mechanism but I actually prefer to use the Milwaukee if I am wearing a toolbelt or shop apron with tape measure pocket.
Date published: 2017-01-19
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