Tape Measure: Tajima Hi-Lock 16ft
Finding a good tape measure is really challenging. After years of searching, I finally found a tape measure that actually measures up to the quality I want ! Tajima 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.
16 foot long by 1 inch wide tape.
Big, clear, and easy-to-read numbers.
Extra thick steel tape is stiffer than standard tapes.
Tape coated with advanced Hyper-Acry-Coat.
Quadruple riveted end hook to prevent hook loosening.
Rubber bumper to cushion end hook return.
This is a high quality excellent tape measure for the price. It feels hefty in your hand an appears to be durable. The clip at the end of the tape is fastened securely with little or no side to side slop. I have checked it for accuracy against a steel rule and found it to be dead on accurate. Thanks Rob, for promoting this product in one of your videos. Without that promotion, I probably would not have ordered one.
The build quality of the tape is excellent: durable, highly readable scale, and a very sturdy hook. It has become my favorite tape.
fine but sad that the newer one has numbers on both sides. If I knew this I would have gotten that one.
I have at least 10 tape measures in various places, including a Starret. Now that I have it, I reach for my new Tajima every time! It’s both easy to handle and read.
I watched Rob’s video presentation of this tape and all it really did for me was to produce a smile and a thumb’s up for the sales talk. A few days later I found myself ordering three of his saws and thought what the heck this is $20.00 so if I am disappointed I can always gift it to someone. From the moment I took it out of the package I knew it was a winner though ! This feels great in the hand and man is it clear to read. My other tapes are going to be collecting dust. Or I may be gifting them ! Need a metric one now. John Lewis Vaud, Switzerland