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Blade Armour Powerlock 8m/26'

Blade Armour Powerlock 8m/26'
Average Customer Rating:
4.062 out of 5
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(16 Reviews) 16
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Rating Breakdown 16 reviews
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13 of 16(81%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
Review 1 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Stanley 8m Powerlock Tape Meas
22 Jun 2015
By
, Bury St Edmunds
" I have been using cheaper versions that have not had consistent performance.
Also I have cut myself using them. In view of this I have chosen a good brand well known for quality products and I am really pleased with it!
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Review 2 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Great
30 May 2015
By
, Edinburgh
" Great tape, extremely tough and good for outdoor use!! "
Review 3 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Tape
30 May 2015
By
, Stafford
" Great performance stands up to the abuse on site and very clear to read "
Review 4 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Easy to read
16 May 2015
By
, Flintshire
" Had several of these before as they last well and capable of taking a good few knocks. Numbers on this wide tape are easy to read. "
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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tape
9 Mar 2015
By
, kent
" having used the 5m version for quite somtime I found i needed a longer tape, I have been through many tapes over my years onsite and no others have lasted as long as these units i find them durable strong and able to take a knock or two "
Review 6 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Good quality tape measure
8 Feb 2015
By
, Aveley
" A good quality tape measure, sturdy in construction & design and having the wider tape makes the numbers easier to read "
Review 7 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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shiny
3 Feb 2015
By
, Essex
" Nice tape, good quality. But why isn't there a metric only range of tapes? "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Best Tape Measure
30 Dec 2012
By
, 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 9 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Would buy again
19 Nov 2015
By
, Worthing
" Good quality, heavy duty and not as expensive as others. Would buy this again "
Review 10 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Good strong tape
18 Jul 2013
By
, 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 "
Review 11 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Pretty tough
8 Feb 2010
By
, Yorkshire
" Survived a fall from a first floor window onto concrete. "
Review 12 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Nearly what it says on the tin
4 Dec 2009
By
, 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.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Looks good, but doesn't last.
13 Jul 2013
By
, 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. "
Review 14 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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try again
26 Mar 2009
By
, 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.
Review 15 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Didn't Measure Up
7 Aug 2012
By
, 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. "
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Stanley Blade Armour Powerlock Tape Measure 8m x 25mm/26'
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Stanley extending rule
20 Jun 2016
By
, Guildford
" Accuracy
I have no concerns about the accuracy of the scales. However for internal measurements the device is completely useless. The reason is the ‘back’ edge of the ruler housing which is placed against the internal surface for one end of the measurement is so rounded that exact placement is impossible. For an internal measurement to be reasonably accurate, the ruler needs a flat back to put against a surface. Furthermore, as usual the case of the ruler housing is marked ‘+ 3 in’ for internal measurement. One would think that the other side is marked in centimetres for a metric internal measurement but it is not. If it were, it would need to be marked not 7.5 but 7.6cm as 1 inch = 25.2mm and 7.6cm would be closer to the exact figure. All this comes to nothing because the shape of the ruler housing prevents the instrument from being used for internal measurements anyway.
Readability
The prominence of the markings of whole numbers of feet is low, being in very small print. There are no markings at all for whole numbers of metres. The markings for 100, 200 etc cm are the same as for 10s of cm. All this makes for an increased likelihood of mistakes in reading in low light levels or awkward locations.
Usability
The major problem with usability is that when making measurements on a flat horizontal surface (for example table, bench or window cill) the housing of the ruler is so rounded that the ruler will not sit on the surface but just rolls over so the ruler will not stay where it is put. It is an elementary design error which would be so easy to correct but which is very annoying in use.
Yes the ruler does have the claimed 2.4 metre stand out – if you can prevent the extended part of the ruler from simply folding over and flopping down. Also after so many years of making extending rulers one would think there would be some soft return mechanism to prevent the ruler slamming back into the housing at high speed (if you are not paying full attention) either damaging the end or hitting your finger very hard. However the belt clip is satisfactory.
Packaging
The rigid plastic packaging is inconvenient and unnecessary and prevents a potential buyer from trying out the device and looking at the markings.
Longevity
Stanley used to provide replacement tapes for rulers when they become worn out or damaged. There is no mention of this for this device.
Summary
A very primitive and disappointing device having elementary design flaws which a manufacturer with the history and experience of Stanley should have ironed out decades ago. The ruler gets one star because the lock and the stand out do appear to work (so far). "