Measuring becomes an effortless job with the ingenious inner mechanism that self-locks the blade when pulled out.
A press to retract
Powerful blade spring retracts the blade smoothly. The ergonomically designed corner button rewinds the blade when pressed and locks it when released. Total control of retraction speed and damage.
10 feet (3m) maximum length, straight and stiff for 5 feet (1.5m). The matte finish avoids reflections for a clear measurement reading. The loose clip allows an accurate measurement whether you push or pull the tape.
SAFE & Non-sharp
High flexibility grade 55 steel blade that hardly snaps. Durable nylon coated blade with dulled edges to avoid corrosion and effectively prevent damage.
rigid & impact-resistant
Water repellent and shock-absorbent case in advanced engineering ABS plastic. Matte textured surface; lightweight and comfortable to the touch. A measuring device that gives you peace of mind.
As an architect I have owned a multitude of measuring tapes. All save this one require locking AFTER extending the tape. Not this one! It locks as it is extended, making the process infinitely easier.
The grip of the self locking mechanism is very tight and secure, you hang the tape measure from the edge. The locking mechanism release is also very tactile. Probably the best tape measure I have used.
While its compact and clean I think it would be better if the end of the tape was magnetized. Its sleek and doesn't snag that I don't think you need a belt clip attachment since its so easy and smooth to take it in and out of the pocket.
SELF LOCK MEASURE TAPE
I never thought I could say that a tape measure was sleek but this one is. It's made of high qualify materials. Its lack of a belt adapter is mitigated by how small the package is and making it very pocketable.
Well done Hoto on another great item.