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HELP! My husband won't stop measuring everything! -- A Contractor's Perspective
on April 24, 2013
As I sit here trying to write this review, my husband is measuring everything in sight. He is telling me how far I am from him, how far I am from the wall, and all kinds of stuff I am not tuning into. He is in construction so tools are important to him and he tests them all thoroughly.
When I finally managed to pin him down, here is what he said about this Power Tape from his perspective as someone who really uses it:
COLOR- He loves the color because it is easy to find.
TAPE WIDTH- The size of the extra wide rule is excellent, and he likes that it is all feet and inches with no metric system on it.
TAPE THICKNESS- The tape is extra thick which makes it stand out over 10 feet which makes it much easier for one person to use.
DRAG STRIP- You can also control the drag strip with one finger which is also nicer as you usually need two fingers with many tapes. This one is easy and really does drag well with just one finger.
D RING- The ring for the strap is sturdy and very convenient to hang from a belt or hook.
TAPE OPERATION- The operation of the tape is very smooth and easy to control and retracts easily but not too fast to make it frustrating to use.
EASINESS TO READ- Another thing about this tape measure is that it is easy to read, something that will be important to those who might need reading glasses or have a hard time seeing up close. The fine increments you might need glasses for if you are far sighted.
CLIP STRENGTH- Another big thing for him is the clip- it holds quite well, one of his pet peeves about measuring tapes is when they fall off.
PACKAGING- The packaging was tricky to get off at first, but he figured it out pretty quickly.
I also find the tape easy to use too, although I am not as prone to do a LOT of measuring like my husband is always doing.
Well, he is off to measure the rest of the house now before setting off to his next project - this Power Tape is a big hit around here!