Tajima Tape Measure: GS-Lock 16ft
Finding a good tape measure is really challenging. After years of searching, I finally found Tajima tape measures. Tajimia is a high quality Japanese construction tool maker and their tape measures are awesome.
The biggest issue with most tape measures is that little hook on the end. That hook is suppose to move the exact thickness of the metal it is made out of so it measures the same if you are hooking it on something or butting it up against a something. Closing the tape measure rapidly bangs the end hook against the body of the tape measure eventually causing the movement to be greater than its suppose to be and creating error in your measurements. Tajima tape measures are specially designed to prevent this and remain accurate for a lifetime of use.
ABS body with a shock resistant rubber coating.
16 foot long by 1 inch wide tape.
Extra thick steel tape (.006") is stiffer than standard tapes.
Tape coated with advanced Hyper-Acry-Coat.
Quadruple riveted end hook.
Cushioned end hook return.
Yep, the tape is a good one
Yep, the tape is a good one, though the rivets holding the clip to the tape catches on the work. This means that I have to watch it before I make my mark. My other tapes haven't shown that tendency. I removed the rubber bumper as Rob has done. It fits nicely in the apron pocket.
Works as Rob said it will. Durable with excellent construction and materials. I expect this tape measure to last a long time.
Great tape Getting it here was $$$$$
Perfect for me
In a metric universe in the UK it’s been a revelation to find an imperial dedicated rule. I now have two Tajimas. The other one is for visitors who insist on metric! The rule is sturdy, brilliantly easy to read but the winning feature is the rounded shape and measurements on both sides. For really accurate measuring I turn the concave side onto the wood and the edge of the tape touches the wood. Not rocket science but brilliant.
GS Lock Tape
As advertised by Rob the GS Lock tape measure lives up to its reputation. In the end it’s just a tape, albeit a well designed and well made one. Subtle improvements and quality are exactly as described in the product video. A solid, well designed, easy to read and use tape.