FatMax Pro Short Tape Measure 10m x 32mm
sturdy strong measuring tape
Always had trouble using tapes over 3-4m extended without them bending, but this one exceeded these lengths no problem.
Also didn't twist too much- as long as the notations are kept upright and always returns easy even after full extension.
Only issue is the end plate which, although very good size and extends sideways as well - which was very handy - was sharp on the inside face and when returned to the unit it scraped my knuckles and caught the skin of my index finger, but after the first half dozen times seem to have got the habit of holding it slightly different to prevent this.
2 May 2015
Fantastic tape measure
Having used many tape measures over the years in the workshop and out on site, this is by far the best of the lot! On to my second one now with the previous lasting two years - 2 years of torture for the tape with it withstanding the harshest of weather and constant use. The blade is bright and clear, with the wide hook 9 times out of 10 it will stay in position & the 4 metre stand out is extremely handy especially when poking your mates ear from the other side of the workshop!!! Jokes aside, you get what you pay for buy a cheap tape that can last days (many times personally) or pay for one that will do more and last so much longer.
11 Mar 2015
Love this measure!
Having gone through a couple (or more) cheapo tape measures during my cabin build where they have snapped and twisted, I decided to fork out a little more than usual for this tape measure, and I am not disappointed! It's chunky and long and is VERY sturdy. Great locking mechanism and great blade, also excellent large hook. I think it's a bit sad to say you love a tape measure, but... I LOVE THIS TAPE MEASURE! Wish I had got one of these before I wasted money on cheaper alternatives! It is dubbed "The Beast" and it really is. Recommended!
29 Dec 2014
Long reach measurer!
As the title suggests, this tape is 32mm wide and didn't break at 4 meters! The end hook is substantial and will grip almost anything. I've managed to pull this out to 9600mm and return it with no loss in the coil too.
Overall - an incredibly strong tape and exceptional for external use.
13 Dec 2014