Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Old john Simply the best
I measure all day and this is the only tape I use.for the price it can not be beat. It stays in great shape for much longer than any other I've used before,so now I only ever bye this product.
10 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cluggers Great product.
Gone are the wayward habits of previous metal tape measures and the danger of cutting your self as the tape flies back. Simple and effective solution. It stays out as you pull it out and it runs in safely at the touch of a button which is away from the sharp edges of the tape. Best I've come across!
10 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pingpong stanley tape measure
Well its a tape measure and its made by stanley.i have had one for a very long time and as i was building up a tool box for my son this is my tape of choice.where i can i always buy stanley tools there quality is second to none, and the price at homebase was the best i could find even on the iternet .
03 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by moggy excellent design
actually brought this as a gift for someone else.i was attracted to the design as it is so practical.the lock on the base of the tape measure is an excellent idea.
01 February 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by diy dan Stanley LeverLock (8m)
> well constructed
> rigid tape is easy to control when extended
> stands upright well
> its easy to find (its bright yellow!)
> weak locking mechanism
The weak locking mechanism spoils this otherwise very good measuring stick.
19 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy Good quality tape measure
A great tape measure which is really all you could want. The leverlock system is great, it enables quick measuring and retracting and doesn't get stuck like a traditional tape measure. It doesn't weigh or cost much for the excellent build quality - it would survive a good few falls I'm sure. The tape itself is nice and easy to read.
A tape measure that will last.
16 February 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Measurer Excellent Quality
This is considerably better designed than any previous tape measure that I have purchased
06 December 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by cockroach Good
An 8m measuring tape does what it says on the pre-formed plastic packaging. However, I always check a new tape to see if it measures the same "hooked over" or "up against". Stanleys are always correct in this sense and the one I bought was no exception.
The measuring steel on Stanley tapes always seems to be of better quality than cheaper makes - less likely to kink and/or split, tougher and less brittle.
This one has a lever operating lock to hold the tape out - many have a button that clicks to stop the tape measure retracting.
I'd say, once your used to it, this lever is easier to use.
It also works as a brake when retracting the tape. This saves cutting your fingers while trying to stop the end "hook" smashing at speed into the body of the thing which eventually would break it off.
A shock absorbing rubber casing would be useful as this size and weight of tape tends to break the casing when it gets dropped which definetly shortens the time before you need a new one.
Can't have everything at this price I guess.
11 October 2010