|Item Weight||6.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.5 x 1.5 x 7.1 inches|
|Item model number||SL2812|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year warranty against manufacturer's defects|
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Komelon Premium 12 ft Tape Measure, Self Lock, Push Button Retrieval, SL2812
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The main numbers are relatively large and easy to read. Part of having a small, light tape is having a small tape blade, so the numbers and other markings are also smaller. If you use it for difficult jobs, expecting to have a long tape standout and large numbers, you'll probably be disappointed. If you want a tape that you can easily carry and use for small jobs, this one is a nice one. The autolocking feature is well worth the price of the tape alone, to me. I just love not having to fuss with trying to lock a tape, especially when you're trying to move quickly.
Self Lock mechanism (this is awesome) - can be operated with one hand.
Nylon coated blade - more durable and less likely to cut your hand.
Rubber grip - comfortable and easy to hold.
Measurements printed on one side only (most tapes are also one-sided)
No dual imperial/metric units.
I originally purchased this tape measure thinking that Self Lock might be useful, but probably overrated. What a surprise. It was immensely useful. There is no longer the need to manually lock the tape in position every time it is pulled out. If the tape is attached to my belt, it can also be operated with one hand. Rubber grip surrounds and protects the body while making it comfortable to hold and easy to use. The rubber is also on the opening to act as a buffer protecting it from rewinding forces. Pressing and holding the button will rewind the tape, although I would recommend gradually guiding the tape back by hand. The nylon coated blade will not cut your fingers. The green accents are interesting, distinguishing itself from all the other yellow tape measures.
5/8-in. width tape allows it to be lightweight and compact. However, the short-width tape begins to sag at 3 ft., and collapses at ~5.5 ft. Komelon offers .75 and 1 in. widths with their longer tapes if needed. The measurements are only printed on one side in case anyone find themselves in a situation where they need the other side, although this is intentionally a one-sided tape so it is not really a con. It is too bad Komelon's Self Lock series does not offer dual imperial/metric units. This would double their usefulness.
The Self Lock mechanism makes this an excellent tape measure and a pleasure to use. I also have a basic non-Self Lock Komelon with imperial/metric units, and keep coming back to this one even though it lacks metric units. Now that I am spoiled by Self Lock, I don't think I will ever go back to manually operated tape measures again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good small but solid tape measure. I'm sure you can find cheaper ones but this one can take its hits. I drop mine regularly and am quite happy with its endurance. Read morePublished 2 days ago by LazerG
Got this for small measuring jobs around the house so I didn't have to get out my heavy duty tape measure. It is a great size and very easy to use. Read morePublished 6 days ago by wigx2154
Great tape measure, 4 stars only because it does not have metric labeling - only U.S. ftt and inches when whole world use metric.Published 22 days ago by LSNPathfinder
I owned one of these, different length, for some time. I made the mistake of retracting it too quickly and as it flew back and forth, tore the measuring tape and it had to be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bosaapje
Excellent product: lightweight, conviniently shaped, very smooth operationPublished 3 months ago by ETA
Yes, the tape works. The "holding" action simply isn't strong enough. I purchased several of them and each one has slightly different tension. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you want a self-locking tape that doesn't, this is it. Mine creeps, right from the first use. Even at very short distances--it creeps with measurements longer than 8 inches. Read morePublished 3 months ago by andrew thiessen
I bought this tape as an exact replacement for one that I owned for many years and used daily. When it was fully extended an employee retracted it with such force that the tab... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steve528