|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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had these type tape measures before, but this one had a bad flaw. The rivet holding the hook to the tape sticks out too far. Read morePublished 7 days ago by G. Laurence
I bought this for my 4 year old son, as he likes to measure things. It works well and I like that the tape stays out and only retracts when you push the button. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gus1Gus1
I found this item on a page for products made in U.S.A. , the package is clearly marked "made in china" I feel betrayed , but the tape measure is accurate and functions as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by cyberGimp
Quality tape measure. The self-lock is handy, I like it better than the tapes that you have to engage the lockPublished 2 months ago by James Campbell