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Highly durable tape measure in chrome-plated case, with metric and imperial gradings and 3-rivet, true-zero hook. Wide blade with increased blade stand out to 2.4m and strengthened blade to reduce tip breakage giving twice the blade life. Blade armour on first 150mm.

Highly durable tape measure in chrome-plated case, with metric and imperial gradings and 3-rivet, true-zero hook. Wide blade with increased blade stand out to 2.4m and strengthened blade to reduce tip breakage giving twice the blade life. Blade armour on first 150mm.
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5 of 7(71%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8M/26'
Review 1 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8M/26'
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Best Tape Measure
30 Dec 2012
By Chocolates
, Swansea
"This is an excellent product, reliable and durable. The locking mechanism is excellent and the blade armour feature is a great addition, giving the first 100mm added protection from wear and tear."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8M/26'
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Good strong tape
18 Jul 2013
By Craigo
, Farnborough
"Durable, strong, holds straight over about 2.5m under its own strength, a tad on the heavy side but durability makes up for it"
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Pretty tough
8 Feb 2010
By John221
, Yorkshire
"Survived a fall from a first floor window onto concrete."
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Nearly what it says on the tin
4 Dec 2009
By OldScrooge
, East Yorkshire
"This is a good strong blade which will stand out to more than the 2.4m claimed. The blade lock is not as positive as the claim and it needs pressure to make it grip, or at least mine does. The main advantage has to be the stand out which is very useful for one man measuring in awkward positions.
A good buy.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Looks good, but doesn't last.
13 Jul 2013
By Pat1984
, Lancashire
"I have time & again bought this tape to replace the same, as the company I worked for would pay for them. When they fail & it doesn't take long. (used daily at full stretch not overstretching) it will go crunch and that is the end of it, you will have to manually reel it back in, and when you measure again it will not retract. Try as you might you won't get it going again, unless you're brave enough to open it up (I don't recommend you do). Nice blade, smooth action, good feel in the hand, looks good, you'll look the part with it, but you'll be replacing it within months, if you don't mind that, buy one, otherwise look for something more reliable."
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try again
26 Mar 2009
By ctid
, Hexham
"Blade cracked on one of the rivets after 4hrs use. Took it back for an exchange so hope new one lasts longer!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Didn't Measure Up
7 Aug 2012
By DiyManCan
, Chelmsford
"Hardly used, but the sprung steel inside that connects to the tape end broke with little pressure the first time the tape was accidentally fully extended. As it was a gift I don't have the receipt, but will not buy another one."
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