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With 25mm wide nylon-coated blade. Includes metric and imperial scales.

With 25mm wide nylon-coated blade. Includes metric and imperial scales.
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Rating Snapshot (16 reviews)
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10 of 16(62%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
Review 1 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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Looks Good & Feels Good
26 Jul 2014
By RoughlyRufus
, Devon
"Looks good & feels good but only time will tell with reliability (of blade locking & return mechanism)"
Review 2 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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Made to measure
25 Jul 2014
By mike4sally
, CROYDON
"This is a well made tape measure. It has a nice spring return action and feels comfortable in the hand. The markings are very clear on the nylon coated metal tape. The whole look and feel of this item is quality. At £4.99 I think it is good value! At it's current price of £2.99 it's a steal! Who among you could not use an extra tape measure? Well, what are you waiting for?"
Review 3 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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Good stuff :)
23 Jul 2014
By Raff
, London
"Very happy with purchase, recommend to every DIY'ers there is no point to spent a lot of £££ on mesure tape."
Review 4 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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spot on tape
13 Jul 2014
By tatet
, Liverpool
"cant go wrong with this I have had hundreds of them and nearly losing finger on retraction with some,impossible with this tape perfect braking."
Review 5 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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steel tape measure
3 Jul 2014
By torrsam
, Black Isle
"Good basic tape measure - can't go wrong. At the rate I lose / mislay tape measures - great purchase"
Review 6 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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He had my measure
2 Jul 2014
By husquee
, East Anglia
"This was on special in the local store and the sales chap said have a look while I get your other gear. When I checked it out I found it worked really neatly and I ended up adding it my order. It's not hi vis so I am not sure how long I will be able to hang on to it before it gets lost. But that's my look out."
Review 7 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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Excellent value tape measure
16 Jun 2014
By CDMElectrical
, Hastings, E Sussex
"Great value for money, easy to use. Love the auto brake and press to release very easy to use ."
Review 8 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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Good quality kit
2 Jul 2013
By Moylesey
, West Midlands
"We go through tape measures like water here and these items were on sale so bought a handful. Forge steel brand, cracking quality as usual. Good buy."
Review 9 for Forge Steel Heavy Duty Tape Measure 5m
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Value for money
7 Apr 2013
By McSpark
, London
"Had this a month or so and has been fine. Strong and durable and easy to use"
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So far so good
9 Jul 2014
By Cula
, North Yorkshire
"Some good features like the magnetic end tab and good clear numbering. Performance and reliability yet to be proven!"
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Feels nice, falls apart
9 Jul 2014
By RampantScotland
, Greenock
"I bought this because it stays out when you use it and you need to push the button to retract the tape, I liked this and the fact that the tape was wide and felt quite smooth and sturdy.
Unfortunately the very first time I used it was to measure 4m, on retracting the tape it failed to stop when I let go of the button, hit the case so hard that the end came right off and the tape disappeared inside the case.
Feels nice but is useless now."
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Good when it worked
23 Dec 2013
By BeauNidle
, Worcester
"When it was working it was very good. The wide blade meant you could extend the blade a long way before it buckled and bent which meant you could use it easily on your own over long distances.
The auto lock was really useful. You just pulled the blade out and it locked and a push of a button reeled it back in.
However I've tried two of these now and had same problem both times. The auto lock mechanism broke and so you are left with no way to lock the blade. The first was broken when I got it home, which was replaced and the second within a few months of light DIY use. Returned and refunded without quibble in local store.
Because of poor quality and reliability I can't recommend this."
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More of a toy
16 Sep 2013
By royboywales
, swansea
"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."
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good value, poor quailty
29 Apr 2013
By mpm499
, shrewsbury
"brought this tape measure thinking it was good value for the price, how ever it broke within five mins of using it for the first time."
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Very poor
6 Apr 2013
By MKheating
, Swansea
"Auto-lock doesn't work which is the whole reason I bought it.
Waste of money and I'll also be taking it back!
Shame the bahco auto-lock tape Screwfix used to do has been discontinued."
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broke within 3 'minutes
30 Mar 2013
By Mundungus
, Essex
"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."