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Komelon Premium 12 ft Tape Measure, Self Lock, Push Button Retrieval, SL2812

by Komelon
4.5 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews
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  • Self locking mechanism allows blade to be extended smoothly
  • Push button allows blade to be retracted smoothly
  • Nylon coated blade for maximum durability
  • Impact resistant rubberized case
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Product Description

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Product Description

Self locking mechanism allows blade to be extended smoothly. Push button allows blade to be retracted smoothly. Nylon coated blade for maximum durability. Impact resistant rubberized case. Blade Length: 12. Blade Width: 5/8".

From the Manufacturer

The Self Lock Series of tape measures is a unique line of tape measures. The series features 12-foot x 5/8-inch, 16-foot x 3/4-inch, 16-foot x 1-inch, 25-foot x 1-inch, 25-foot x 1-inch inch/Engineer scale. The Self Lock Series features a unique self locking mechanism that allows the blade to extend smoothly as well as a push button release that insures complete control when retracting the blade. This is the ideal measuring tool for anyone from the do it yourselfer to a professional tradesmen. The series also provides an impact resistant rubberized case and a nylon coated blade for maximum durability.

Product Information

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Technical Details

Part Number SL2812
Item Weight 6.1 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.5 x 1.5 x 7.1 inches
Item model number SL2812
Size 1-Pack
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 1 year warranty against manufacturer's defects

Additional Information

ASIN B000BQ7WGI
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #10,431 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#42 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Power & Hand Tools > Industrial Hand Tools > Tape Measures
#100 in Industrial & Scientific > Test, Measure & Inspect > Dimensional Measurement > Layout Tools
#926 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available August 4, 2006

Customer Reviews

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I bought this tape mainly because it's an autolocking tape to use on small jobs and because of its size and weight. I'm very happy with that. It feels good in the hand, is very light.

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.
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Pros
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.

Cons
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.
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Size: 1-Pack
I ended up getting this in a set which included a 16ft. and a 25ft. They all have been working great. The self locking works great. I don't use it in a commercial setting or everyday but it seems well made.
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By S. Dotlich on January 29, 2011
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This tape measure is great. It has a rubberizes coating which makes the grip excellent. The Self lock system is perfect for measuring things alone. The Quality seems very strong and durable as well. Plus I LOVE the green color, but that might just be me =)
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By Kevin K. on February 11, 2013
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I bought the three pack at sears which included the 12,16,25 ft tapes. All of them are auto locking which I absolutely LOVE! The grip is very comfortable, and the printing on the tape is large enough to read, though some people may have trouble. The main complaints I have is the clip seems flimsy, though after a year of use it is still going strong (just seems like it isnt as sturdy as I would like). The end of the tape does need to be bigger. Used it for drywall and it didn't hang on the way the Husky tape measure did.
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This tape is a wonderful gift for a child who wants to emulate Bob The Builder! The self lock feature and easy operation of the retract button are perfect for small hands.
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I own 4 of these. They work GREAT. I use them on everthing I do around the house. They have been working perfectly for years.
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Elegant and well designed tape. Seems well constructed and sturdy and feels right in my hand. Love the new concept of automatically stopping where pulled out without a separate finger or thumb action. Will probably buy different sizes as needs require. Not disappointed in anyway.
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