Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8M/26'
Good strong tape
Durable, strong, holds straight over about 2.5m under its own strength, a tad on the heavy side but durability makes up for it
18 Jul 2013
Looks good, but doesn't last.
I have time & again bought this tape to replace the same, as the company I worked for would pay for them. When they fail & it doesn't take long. (used daily at full stretch not overstretching) it will go crunch and that is the end of it, you will have to manually reel it back in, and when you measure again it will not retract. Try as you might you won't get it going again, unless you're brave enough to open it up (I don't recommend you do). Nice blade, smooth action, good feel in the hand, looks good, you'll look the part with it, but you'll be replacing it within months, if you don't mind that, buy one, otherwise look for something more reliable.
13 Jul 2013
Best Tape Measure
This is an excellent product, reliable and durable. The locking mechanism is excellent and the blade armour feature is a great addition, giving the first 100mm added protection from wear and tear.
30 Dec 2012
Didn't Measure Up
Hardly used, but the sprung steel inside that connects to the tape end broke with little pressure the first time the tape was accidentally fully extended. As it was a gift I don't have the receipt, but will not buy another one.
7 Aug 2012