"It is impossible to make accurate mesurments with this. The magnets whilst useful, mess up the mesurements. It also broke within an hour of use. The tape itself is just not up to it. Leave it well alone."
Share this Review:
Review 4 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
"I wanted to get a tape measure like this since I saw a mate with one. I figured the auto lock mechanism would be a useful feature as it can be done one handed, much easier than the traditional slider lock. The idea being that as you pull the tape out, it stays out. You press the button to retract it.
However, the lock mechanism stopped auto locking literally within about three minutes after taking this out of the box. Now it has no way of locking it at all, which makes it pretty useless.
I'll be taking it back on my next trip back to screwfix."