Product Type: Rolson Hand Tool
Newest Review: ... price for this type of measure. I commandeered this measuring tape about 12 months ago and it has been in my dresser drawer since where... more
Tape measure with excellent features
Rolson 5m/16ft Tape Measure
Member Name: Seven17
Rolson 5m/16ft Tape Measure
Advantages: Excellent feature "auto lock" and durable
Disadvantages: Bit more expensive than own brand ones
@ Accuracy, Lock Function @
This tape measure has been a very handy tool to have around the shed and has never caused any problems, and despite being left out in the rain, it didn't quickly turn to rust and dust. For accuracy this is perfect, exactly what you would expect from a high quality tape measure such as this. Lined up on a very long and wide plank of wood with a similar tape measure next to it, i noticed they both have the exact same points of measurement, neither are out or inaccurate, and even right at the opposite end of the measure tape accuracy is no problem, and remains the same.
The lock function on this tale was really confusing at first because "Auto-Lock" tells me nothing but when i started using it, i figured it out. It simply means you wont need to use a lock button or a quartz lock on the extended tape measure, because when you extend it it simply locks in place and wont go back into the casing. You don't need to do anything and to unlock it you just press the top button. There is however, no way to turn the function off so when you pull it out the tape measure will lock unless you constantly hold down the button, which can be difficult.
The button on top does not jam or become loose after a while it just wiggles about a couple millimetres either side but not much give. You can depress the button quite hard without forcing it through the casing, or cracking the casing apart. Its a tough piece of kit.
@ Build Quality @
Build quality on the casing is excellent, there are small grooves and joins on the plastic here and there but these have never split and to this day the tape inside has never come out. The measuring tape itself isn't like the smooth and shiny metal you get in cheap tape measures, in this you get a matte smooth and not at all shiny surface, but ill tell you this: its ugly compared to other brands, but it wont rust. If you have a damp shed or like me just cant be bothered to put your tools away then this is a tape measure worth looking at, i have left mine out for days and no rust or corrosion anywhere, and this does include other liquids like hot drinks.
@ Overall @
High quality tape measure, and very accurate. Strongly recommended for the forgetful person who leaves tools out in the rain or for anyone looking for a more sturdy and easy to use tape measure, the auto lock function is genius.
Summary: High quality tape measure, recommended!
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