|Review by jshroyer||posted 08-21-2014 06:47 PM||3723 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
- Harbor Freight 10Ft Snap Gate Carabiner Tape Measure
- Brand: Harbor Freight | Category: Measuring Tools
I always loose tape measures. I buy another and work really hard to keep it in the same place then loose it. I dont know how its possible all the time. So i decided to go to harbor freight and buy a few of these then buy 1 good one and keep it in a special location (pain in the butt).
I just use these for rough cutting and measuring stock. i dont use this if its under 1”. I work as an engineer as we use metric at work. I love having this thing at work. No one will ever steal it because its not that nice. It has metric which is great for measuring large objects and i have my calipers to get to the fine detail. Its also very nice to be flexible for the reason that i can measure cable really easily. Also makes it easy to measure something is a tight location by pulling out a bunch then measuring with what you can hold.
Other item i like to use this for is fabric measuring. I have made some boxes to store items and i put felt or fabric in them. This makes it super easy to do everything with them.
i would recommend you buy a bunch then stash them all over the place like a squirrel with nuts. I like to keep them in my car so that way i can measure something in a pinch.