Tajima Tape Measure: 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.
These tapes are excellent. I had to buy another one because my wife likes them so much she keeps one in her sewing room and keeps borrowing the one I use when working on the house. They are the easiest to read of all the ones I’ve tried.
As usual, Rob was dead on with his review of this tape measure. Works great, easy to read(even without my readers). And its just the right size, for shop use.
Very pleased with this tape. The size and weight are perfect. Thanks for the recommendation Rob!
Compact, very clear and easy on the eyes, great contrast with black on white. Smooth operation and the best feature is you can read the hook end under one inch, something you can’t do with the other tapes out there. I have removed all other tapes from my shop. Worth every penny.
Bought two, one for my wife in her sewing/quilting room and the other in the tool drawer in the laundry room. Now maybe my red one won’t disappear so often from my tool chest. Funny how the Stanley tape is always in the drawer.