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.
I love the accuracy and high contrast markings. The only drawback is that its a little bulky. I took off the rubber and that made it less bulky.
There are some tools that just feel right, the rugged construction, the rigid belt hook, and the solid, no-play end cleat...this rule just works.
GREAT product but at this price I'm not sure if its 2x as good as other products at 1/2 the price
Very well built
It works like a charm , it is small and easy to handle-also fits in my shop apron.