FatMax Pro Short Tape Measure 10m x 32mm
Excellent Tape Measure
Bought this to replace a previous 8m fat max measure, mainly for use doing surveys of existing buildings, then producing planning applications. Great for measuring elevations as it's so sturdy. Great bit of kit.
14 Aug 2015
Good while it lasted!
I have had cheap tape measures in the past but needed a 10m one to make some shuttering and thought I'd treat myself to a quality one.
It was great whilst it lasted but after less than a day of use, the recoil stopped working and left the last metre of tape sticking out permanently. I tried fully extending and slowly recoiling but nothing would fix it.
Perhaps I just got a dodgy one given the other positive reviews.
Screwfix replaced without quibble and I chose to replace it with a Dewalt one for similar money which has been fine.
29 Jul 2015
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