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

4.4 out of 5 stars 110 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

Steel blade with nylon coating. Self locking blade allows you to pull blade out and it locks itself, push-button to retrieve. Impact-resistant ABS with molded rubber-grip. Built-in rubber bumper. Ergonomic Hi-Vis green case and black rubber-grip. No. SL2812: Blade Length: 12', Blade Width: 5/8'' No. SL28116: Blade Length: 16', Blade Width: 1'' No. SL2825: Blade Length: 25', Blade Width: 1''

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
4.4 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #24,026 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#84 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Power & Hand Tools > Industrial Hand Tools > Tape Measures
#223 in Industrial & Scientific > Test, Measure & Inspect > Dimensional Measurement > Layout Tools
#1,874 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available August 4, 2006

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By Kerry Pierce on November 1, 2009
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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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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. I love that it has an automatic lock on the tape and you use the release to bring the tape back in. I already had the larger 25 ft Komelon tape self-lock tape measure and I think I will continue to stick with this brand because it is just great.
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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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Bought this to go with a 25 piece tool set. Tried to get an auto rewind tape that would not pinch Our grandson's fingers. This was the best we thought. It would be great for an adult already used to the fast rewind. For our 3 1/2 year old, we had to train him in it'so use. But children learn fast and without one pinching incident, he was measuring away. Good quality, works smooth. Good size, fits well in hand. My husband wants one, since his has several dents in the Measuring "tape". He likes the feel, in use and size. It fits in his smaller, retirement tool box. Do recommend. Would by again, but these things do seem to last a long time, probably all through our retirement. For others, yes, it works well.
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I loved everything about this tape measure until the metal piece at the end of the tape, the "claw", came off. The rivets that fasten it to the tape are poorly designed and come out easily. When the claw came off the tape retracted entirely in to the housing. I had to disassemble it to get the tape out but was unable to get the claw back on - it must require a special tool of some kind to "punch" the rivets back in to place.

For this reason, I'll never buy it again and I do NOT recommend it. It's a crap shoot on whether or not the claw will come off or not.
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I work with wood, I do remodeling as well. I like Stanley Steelmax and Fatmax tapes, I like Fastcap tapes.

I like these Komelon tapes (I have three) for those tapes that are laying around my workbench. I don't need any more than a 12' tape for cabinet work and I don't want a tape that is going to snap shut and pinch the web of my thumb or the tender piece of skin below my knuckle.

It has an easy to read scale and an easy to operate retrieve button on top (it locks open automatically) that brings the tape reeling back in firmly without a pain inflicting snap.

**The tamper-resistant packaging for these tapes is incredibly hard to get through, really whacky, I don't know what they are thinking. Still great tapes.

**my wife likes the one I put in the kitchen junk drawer too.
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