Product Type: Rolson Hand Tool
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Rolson 5m/16ft Tape Measure
Member Name: kama0529
Rolson 5m/16ft Tape Measure
Advantages: Rubbery housing. Easy to read increments. Retractable measure. Price. Robust.
Disadvantages: None really.
Obviously a tape measure is something that all houses need to have - but somehow we have a drawer with about five in......I'm not quite sure why and where they came from because I can't ever remember buying them! However, the tape measure I usually opt for when I do need to do some measuring is the Rolson 5m/16ft Tape Measure. As I said, I can't remember how much I paid for this (because I don't remember buying it!!), but I do know that it is currently on Amazon (www.amaxon.co.uk) for just £2.99 - which I think is a pretty great price and one which I would be very willing to pay.
The Rolson 5m/16ft Tape Measure is the type of tape measure which is retractable and so it is kept within the casing until it is pulled out - and then afterwards it can be retracted back. The tape measure comes in housing which is black and bright yellow and so it is easy to see in low light. The casing is made of thick plastic and rubber and so not only is it robust, it also can deal with being dropped (a common mishap of mine) because the rubbery material takes up most of the impact. Attached to the housing there is a wrist strap and so this makes carrying it when climbing up ladders etc. convenient.
The tape measure itself is released by pressing the little yellow nozzle on the housing - and then it's just a matter of pulling the tape measure out as much as you want it pulled out while still pressing the nozzle. The tape measure has a little metal clip on the end which makes pulling out the measure easy, and also allows for this to be hooked over the end of a surface to aid measuring. The tape measure itself is made of a flexible metal, which is also yellow, and is also really robust but also lightweight and malleable. The width of the measure is 1.9cm and, as the name of the tape measure would tell you, the length that it will extend to is 5 metres (or 16 feet). On the measure, the increments are easy to see and are marked out in black and red - which makes it easy to see against the contrast background of the yellow. The increments on one edge of the measure are marked out in centimetres (and metres) on one edge and inches (and feet) on the other side.
Overall, I think this is a really good tape measure and I would recommend it.
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