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Stanley Tylon Tape Measure 8m (26ft)

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  • Strong and robust
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      02.03.2015 20:19
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      • "Metric and imperial "
      • "Strong and robust"

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      Measures up nicely

      I am often selling things on Ebay and as I like my adverts to be as accurate as they possibly can be I will always measure the items to list the correct sizes. I much prefer these sort of DIY measuring tapes to the soft rolled up ones as they usually have a lip which you can hook onto whatever you are measuring which is particularly useful if the item is large or if there is no one else around to hold the end of the tape measure.

      I am not sure exactly where this tape came from as I know I didn't buy it and my husband doesn't remember buying it either so it may have been borrowed from a family member and got lost in our tool box. This tape cost £5.95 from B&Q and they also do it in 3 and 5 metres sizes.

      It is quite chunky and is black and yellow with the Stanley logo at the top. It has a Tylon coating which I didn't know what this meant but have looked it up and it means that it is more durable than a standard metal tape. The measurements are marked clearly on the tape in centimetres, metres, inches and feet which is useful as I do sometimes switch from imperial to metric or the other way round according to what I am measuring. The tape is a bright yellow colour and the numbers and markings are clearly marked and are large enough to see at a glance even if you are short sighted.

      It is rigid enough not to bend when it is stretched out but it also winds back into the casing easily enough. It has a lever which you push down to lock the tape in place which is particularly useful when I need to make a note of a particular measurement as I can leave the tape in place and write down the measurements without having to try and write one handed whilst holding the tape. The metal lip is quite deep which allows you to hook it over the end of whatever you are measuring.
      When you slide the lever back the tape does start to rewind back into the casing which it does quite quickly so you need to make sure that your fingers aren't in the way. As well as using this tape for measuring my things to sell on Ebay I also use it for measuring walls ready for decorating and I recently used it to measure out my stakes ready for planting my vegetables in the spring.

      This measuring tape really does have a wide range of uses, for both domestic and professional use. It is strong and well made and also easy to use, with clear well marked measurements. You can probably get cheaper measuring tapes but I think that this one will last for ages if not for ever so I think it is good value and would recommend it to others

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